Bedford County Development Association

BCDA announces new board members for 2023

Vision for amplifying outdoor recreation assets and economic growth BEDFORD, PA — The Bedford County Development Association Board of Directors represents a broad cross-section of industry and geographic diversity.  This year’s chair, Dr. Sherry Cain, Cain Coaching and Consulting, noted “I hope to build on the great accomplishments that have occurred in the past. Our focus …

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Bedford County Ranks First Among Pennsylvania Counties in GDP Growth

The county’s top ranking is driven by its thriving manufacturing sector Bedford, PA – A December report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) found that Bedford County ranked first among Pennsylvania counties in its gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 2020-21. GDP measures economic production, the value of all finished …

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marsh Joins BCDA Team

Bedford – The Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) has announced the selection of Jennifer Marsh to fill the vacant role of vice president, effective Sept. 20.             Marsh, who previously spent 11 years in health care administration with Meritus Health, the largest health system in western Maryland, was chosen from among approximately 50 applicants after …

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CaptiveAire Ribbon Cutting

“A great relationship’ CaptiveAire showcases its expansion at Bedford facility

CaptiveAire Ribbon cutting for CaptiveAire’s expansion at its facility at the Bedford County Business Park. Top Row L-R: Brent Vernon, Secretary Dennis Davin, Rep. Jesse Topper, Brian Pachtman, Eric Shuke Bottom row L-R: Commissioner Alen Frederick, Nick Perry, Bette Slayton, John Zoltowski, Bill Griffin, Matt Carter, Kaitlyn Clark By the Gazette Staff State, local elected …

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PA Economic Developer of the Year Award

Slayton named Pennsylvania’s Economic Developer of the Year

BEDFORD, PA — Bette Slayton, president and CEO of the Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) has been designated Economic Developer of the Year for 2021 by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA). PEDA announced the honor at its annual conference, held this year on Oct. 7 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of …

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MFG Day 2021 at Bedford Reinforced Plastics

Bedford County Students Learn About Manufacturing Career Opportunities

BEDFORD – Nearly 250 high school students attended Bedford County’s Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event on Oct. 1, hosted by Bedford Reinforced Plastics (BRP). MFG Day is a nationwide initiative developed by the Manufacturing Institute (MI) of Washington, DC to promote manufacturing to students, parents and educators. In Bedford County, local manufacturers joined BRP to …

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The Bedford County Development Association announces new Board members for 2020

“The Bedford County Development Association’s board of directors’ newest members bring with them a mosaic business and economic development expertise,” said James Gonsman, the board’s newly appointed chair.   “Bedford County is growing,” he said. “And together, we’ll cultivate an environment of entrepreneurial success.” The senior vice president of Hometown Bank of PA, Gonsman said …

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BCDA Hires New Director

The Bedford County Development Association is pleased to announce that Tabitha Barbarito recently joined its staff.  She follows Terri Brumbaugh who retired in mid-March from BCDA after an 11- year tenure. Prior to joining BCDA, Barbarito worked for the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation in Cumberland, Maryland.  Most recently, she was employed with Downtown Bedford, Inc. …

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