Economic Development Committee
Established by resolution, the purpose of the Economic Development Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters dealing with the advancement and expansion of economic development within Middle Smithfield Township. The Middle Smithfield Township Economic Development Committee will create a diverse business community that is prosperous and innovative while built on a stable economic foundation. The committee works to improve the economic environment of Middle Smithfield Township.
The township's Economic Development Committee mission is to be a resource for the business community by supporting in the growth and stability of local business. The committee looks at new and innovative ways to market existing businesses within the community, while attracting new opportunities that will be complementary to our existing base.
The Economic Development Committee seeks to create a stable and viable economic foundation and advocates for businesses through collaboration and education of both public (e.g, Shop Local) and business (e.g, advertising seminars) information.
Since the beginning of 2013, the Economic Development Committee has participated in the Pocono Mountain Chamber Expo, offered numerous educational seminars, run Shop Local campaigns, and promoted Restaurant Week as part of their efforts to support local businesses.
One of the largest achievements of the Economic Development Committee is the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act program. Known as a "LERTA", the program attracts new and existing businesses to development in our township.
Middle Smithfield Township and their Economic Development Committee are dedicated to providing local businesses with the support they deserve. To that end, the Middle Smithfield Township Shop Local program was established as a resource for local businesses with a physical address in Middle Smithfield Township.
Shop Local Holiday
Every Holiday Season, Middle Smithfield Township runs a Holiday Shop Local campaign that highlights deals local businesses are running, while promoting the township's unique business landscape. Businesses enjoy free publicity and the township gets to support small businesses by keeping the cheer here. Discount cards are mailed to every residence within the township and cards may be activated online, or by calling 570-223-8920, ext. 130.
The Economic Development Committee runs Restaurant Week to showcase the townships wonderful eatery's and diverse businesses. Great restaurants are promoted so the community can discover all the opportunities that exist within the township.
Middle Smithfield Township is “revitalizing 209” with a matching grant program to help fund projects that are visible from 209. Improvements to building facades, curb appeal, and safety will be considered, with project sizes up to $20,000 in cost (the Revitalize 209 grant and the applicant each providing $10,000 to fund the project). There is no project minimum required and those interested should inquire with the Township.
For more details:
View the Resolutions creating the committee and grant program:
- 5:30 pm
- 3rd Monday every month
- 147 Municipal Drive
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
Agendas & Minutes
- Jared Acosta, Chair
- Ed Regina, Vice Chair
- Tom Marchesani, Secretary
- Joe Memoli
- Beverly Brown
- Gina Bertucci
- Deborah Emin
- Economic Development Manager: James Brechbiel