BCDA Awarded Grant Funding for Everett Business Park

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) recently announced that Bedford County will be receiving $338,780 in federal funding to improve the Everett Business Park in Everett, located near both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-99. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is providing $338,780 for this project, which will be fully matched, bringing the total project cost to $677,560.

“With easy access to major interstate highways, Everett is an ideal location for business to expand or relocate. This funding will jump-start the rehabilitation of the business park that will attract local and new businesses, revitalizing the local economy for years to come,” said Senator Casey.

The ARC funding will prepare the business park site to be pad ready for construction. The funding will support mobilization, clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control, earthwork, installation of storm water management facilities, construction of a temporary storm water channel and seeding and mulching.

This project is part of BCDA’s planning to improve the business park and is the second phase in securing funding. Phase I included a $2.1 million grant, awarded to West Providence Township in 2021, for a road extension and creation of a second entrance.

“This funding is important to improve our existing lots. It will make them more attractive and marketable to businesses looking for a great location with good road access,” noted James Gonsman, BCDA Board Chair.

Current tenants in the Everett Business Park include Lampire Biological Laboratories, BC Stone, Blue Triangle Hardwoods and Bedford Manufacturing. The Everite Door Company is adjacent to the park.