All Fresh Farms hailed by County

By Peter Becker Managing Editor MILFORD – With plans for 200 jobs starting no less than $12 an hour, management from the hydroponics vegetable producer All Fresh Farms was welcomed June 17th, at the Pike County Commissioners’ meeting. The new company is preparing to begin operations in Greene Township this year. Some new details were offered by Steve Nelson, Operations … Continue reading “All Fresh Farms hailed by County”

Year-round produce grower to create 200 jobs in Pike County

By Stacy M. Brown, Pocono Record Writer, May 21, 2015 Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg can finally exhale. After six months of negotiations and the typical sweating out process that’s usually involved in closing big deals, Osterberg said he could now let out a sigh of relief after Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that the Florida-based All Fresh Farms will … Continue reading “Year-round produce grower to create 200 jobs in Pike County”

Grants announced in Pike County

Jun. 1, 2015 Reps. Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne) and Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced this week that five area projects in Pike County have been chosen to receive state grants through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Finance Authority’s (CFA) Local Share Account program. LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and these contiguous … Continue reading “Grants announced in Pike County”

Supervisors OK tax incentive to promote new business

May. 18, 2015 GREENE TWP. – “New jobs, substantial enlargement of an existing building for an innovative, very green, high technology industry… something very nice will happen in Greentown,” Mike Sullivan, Executive Director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority, indicated Wednesday evening at the Greene Township supervisors’ meeting. “I am under a gag order and cannot announce anything.” Sullivan … Continue reading “Supervisors OK tax incentive to promote new business”

COMMENTS ASKED: All Fresh Farms to bring 200 jobs locally

Jun. 9, 2015 What do you think about the new hydroponic vegetable company, All Fresh Farms, coming to Greene Township, Pike County, promising 200 jobs? A follow-up story is being prepared. Your comments are welcome, for our consideration to add to the story. Please add your comment below or email news@neagle.com. The initial press release is repeated below. PRESS RELEASE … Continue reading “COMMENTS ASKED: All Fresh Farms to bring 200 jobs locally”

Developer eyes retail desert in Dingman Township

By Beth Brelje, Pocono Record Writer, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 The man behind three Bartonsville retail developments is planning a major shopping-office-residential complex on Route 739 in Dingman Township. Developer Jim DePetris of Plymouth Meeting-based DEPG Development Associates has confirmed that his company recently signed an agreement to buy more than 200 acres on Route 739 near the intersection of … Continue reading “Developer eyes retail desert in Dingman Township”

Green Chair Interview: Mike Sullivan from the Pike County Economic Development Authority

Michael Sullivan from the Pike County Economic Development Authority takes a seat in the Green Chair and talks about sewers, bureaucracies and better jobs in Pike County. (This is the first interview of our new series Interviews from the Green Chair. MilfordNow! will be interviewing notable and interesting people from our area, in the Conservatory at the Hotel Fauchere. On … Continue reading “Green Chair Interview: Mike Sullivan from the Pike County Economic Development Authority”

Lack of land cripples job production in Pike County

By Beth Brelje, Pocono Record Writer, Monday, May 26, 2014 With 363,260 total acres of land in Pike County, one third, 118,738 acres, cannot be touched for job-producing business development. Permanently preserved state forests, state parks, state game lands and National Park Service land take up 33 percent of the county’s real estate, said Mike Sullivan, executive director of the … Continue reading “Lack of land cripples job production in Pike County”

Pike county Economic Development Authority Director Mike Sullivan launched a marketing campaign

By Lisa Payne-Mickles MILFORD – In a presentation last week, Economic Development Authority Director Mike Sullivan launched Pike |County’s new marketing plan to attract better paying jobs and increase the text base. Sullivan told county commissioners that the nuts and bolts of the marketing plan is to identify potential customers and contact them through a series of four postcard mailings … Continue reading “Pike county Economic Development Authority Director Mike Sullivan launched a marketing campaign”