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  • By Bette Slayton, BCDA

Bedford County economy continues to grow and diversify

Bedford County PA is on the move. 2018 was a great year for this central PA county with multi-million dollar expansions taking place and new companies moving into the area. The 2018 announcement that Green Leaf Medical was approved for a license to be a grower-processor of medical cannabis was tremendous news for Bedford County. In addition to introducing an exciting new business to the region, Green Leaf will renovate and occupy the former Seton plant in Saxton. The 274,000 s/f building had been vacant for the past ten years. Green Leaf is making $13 million investment in the facility and will create over 100 new jobs. The company and community leaders have already formed a strong partnership. CaptiveAire announced an $11 million expansion at its Bedford County facility including doubling the size of its 84,000 s/f building. The nation's leader in commercial kitchen ventilation systems, based in North Carolina, opened its facility here in 2008. Bob Luddy, CaptiveAire CEO, credits the commitment and productivity of the workforce as a major reason for the company's investment.

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