Archive for May, 2012

More great regional support for C-1

May 24, 2012

Elk County Planning Department Sees Economic Potential

May 18, 2012
The Honorable Joseph B. Scarnati, III
Senate 8ox203025
187 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Dear Senator Scarnati,

Recent news reports highlighting the pursuit of the Continental 1 Corridor and its proximity to sections of US 2I9 in Pennsylvania has prompted the need for serious consideration by our state legislators on the vast economic potential this opportunity has created.

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“There is no better job creator or economic growth generator than deeper trade.” Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade

May 16, 2012


—Canada Trade Minister Ed Fast

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada — Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, hailed the aggressive pro-trade plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity embarked upon by the conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“It is the broadest economic expansion plan in Canadian history,” Fast said in an address May 7 to more than 100 members of the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance during its conference in the Canadian capital.

“Trade is the new stimulus,” Minister Fast said in quotes from the speech released in a statement.

“We need more trade, more investment and deeper partnerships to help strengthen the financial security of hard-working Canadians and Americans alike.

“There is no better job creator or economic growth generator than deeper trade. That’s why our government is continuing to take steps to make the Canada-U.S. partnership – the world’s greatest free trade success story – even stronger in the years ahead.”

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Route 219 expansion waiting for governor’s approval

May 2, 2012

WJAC-TV (April 27, 2012)

SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa — It’s taken 13 years for the Route 219 expansion project to get funding and permits. Now, a bill that would start construction is close to being passed, pending Gov. Tom Corbett’s approval.

The project is being called a regional coalition, and at a meeting on Friday, leaders from West Virginia, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania said they’re not giving up on the bill.

Leaders said the Route 219 expansion would boost the regional economy and getting it under way is their No. 1 priority.


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