Spike in Manufacturing in The Region
The C.E.O. of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce says 4 out of 5 jobs being created in the region are in manufacturing. Ron Wonderling says lower energy cost are the reason why.
“Being driven, first, as its always been driven is by the great location of the Philadelphia region. Great transportation access from railroads to key parts of the Delaware River, but the real shift has occurred due to the low cost of natural gas.”
Much higher energy costs in Europe are driving some companies to shift operations here.
Town Meeting Focuses on Redevelopment of Madison Lot
Lansdale officials held a town meeting Tuesday night about the redevelopment of the Madison lot. The plans call for a private developer to put up two multi story buildings with 250 high end apartments and 20-thousand square feet of retail space between them. Lansdale Borough Council Pres. Matt West put the focus on the broader impact of the project and said it will open up more options for getting around downtown.
“Think beyond the vehicle, beyond the car. Now, it’s with your feet as well as the bicycle and the transit.”
The Madison Redevelopment Project will serve as a catalyst for building the Liberty Bell Trail through the Borough, giving pedestrians, bike riders and skateboarders a new ay to get from one end of Lansdale to the other