Successful restaurateur addresses Bedford County business community

BEDFORD, PA — “Entrepreneurship is about how you want to live your life,” said George W. McKerrow, Jr., Co-founder and CEO, Ted’s Montana Grill. “It’s the great American spirit. Entrepreneurship is not a job, it’s who you are as a person.” McKerrow was in Bedford to address the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Bedford County… Read More »

Host Lloyd Roach of “Bedford County Speaks” interviews Lampire Biological Laboratories

Learn more about Bedford County’s growing ag-biotech industry.  Here is a fun and insightful radio interview featuring Greg Krug, CEO, and Gary Klinger, Laboratory Manager, of Lampire Biological Laboratories.  Host Lloyd Roach of Bedford County Speaks conducts an excellent interview covering  Lampire’s initiatives and the many attributes of living and doing business in Bedford County. … Read More »

BCDA celebrates “Ready of Business” initiative

DCED Secretary Davin on hand to launch marketing of Business Park II Bedford, PA — Economic development requires patience and perseverance.  It also demands that risks be taken in preparing for new and existing businesses in Bedford County. One of those major risks includes the development of the pad-ready site in BCDA’s Business Park II.… Read More »

NOW AVAILABLE – Phase II of Business Park II – KOZ – Pad Ready (See Video Page)

Fully permitted by all State and Local permitting agencies. During the past two years, BCDA has completed engineering, design, permitting and earthwork on nearly 80 acres in Business Park II. The project is now ready. “We moved forward with this project knowing that it will eliminate months in site preparation for future buyers,” noted Bo… Read More »

Bedford County Chamber Award Business Hall of Fame Award

Bo Pratt, Chair of the BCDA Board, congratulates Clifton Clark on the occasion of his company’s induction into the Bedford County Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame. Since 1951 Clark Contractors, Inc. has performed commercial and industrial work for a wide range of clients throughout the central/western PA and northern Maryland area.  As a family-owned business… Read More »

FirstEnergy/Penelec Receives Economic Development Award

The Bedford County Development Association was pleased to announce its selection for the 2015 Economic Development Award presented at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.  The award went to FirstEnergy Corp.  “This year our choice was very clear.  JP Tambourine of FirstEnergy, and his local counterpart Beverly Green, have tirelessly put their time,… Read More »

Education & Training

A Bedford County Priority Bedford high students helped celebrate Manufacturing Day in the County.  The students learned about the many exciting opportunities available to them in a manufacturing career.  The event was hosted at Kennametal. Manufactures like Kennametal, MDL Manfacturing, Bedford Reinforced Plastics and Creative Pultrusions demonstrated for students and discussed the notion that modern… Read More »

Manufacturing videos explore job opportunities in “advanced” environment

A picture is worth 10,000 words When it comes to fulfilling careers, there are many ways to win. One of the most promising avenues to success in Bedford County is advanced manufacturing. This was the focus of two new video productions, one targeting 9th grade students, the other aimed at manufacturers. The videos were premiered… Read More »

New Foreign-Trade Zone Established Including Blair County

On January 6, 2016, Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #295, encompassing Blair, Bedford and Cambria counties, was awarded a Grant of Authority by the FTZ Board to establish and operate a regional based Alternative Site Framework FTZ program. Senator Pat Toomey, U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R–Sewickley, and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, all applauded the creation of… Read More »