PREP Region Central

The Central region is located within a 360-mile radius of all major population centers in the Northeastern United States, a radius that encompasses about 50 percent of the nation’s population. The area also has an abundance of land potentially available for development, seven institutions of higher education, a large amount of recoverable anthracite coal, and significant deposits of other mineral resources. Additionally, portions of the SEDA-COG region are home to the Marcellus and Utica Shale, and forest resources are extensive and increasing, providing timber for an expanding wood industry as well as a natural setting that favors the increasingly important tourism and recreation sectors of the economy.

Top Industries

  • Diversified Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Lumber/Wood/Paper Products
  • Energy

Regional Employers

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