Kit Kats. Prosciutto. Stroehmann’s bread. Entenmann’s cakes. It wouldn’t appear that these four things have anything in common. But, did you know that they are all manufactured in the Hazleton area?
Greater Hazleton has become well-known across the country and around the globe as a premier location for companies in the food processing industry. For decades, food processing industry companies have found great success locating their operations in the Greater Hazleton region and throughout Northeast Pennsylvania because of a highly-skilled manufacturing workforce and prime access to major interstate highways.
Currently, more than 2,700 individuals are employed at nearly a dozen food manufacturing or food-related distribution companies in or near CAN DO’s Humboldt and Valmont Industrial Parks. In the Northeast Pennsylvania region as a whole, approximately 5,000 individuals work in the food processing industry with almost 20 companies throughout Luzerne, Lackawanna, Schuylkill and Columbia counties employing over 50 people.