In economic development, when you see a group of similar companies moving to a geographically small area, you pay attention. These industry clusters - companies that are linked by common goods, services, or clients - are an excellent indicator of how a particular business sector feels about an area. It's like word-of-mouth advertising.
Greater Hazleton is home to several industry clusters, including:
While each cluster has its own industry-specific need, those operating in Greater Hazleton have also been impressed by our location along the Interstates 81-80 corridor, our dedicated workforce, low operating costs and our in-place infrastructure.
For example, nationally known companies like candymaker Tootsie Roll Industries, refrigerated warehouse company United States Cold Storage and cocoa manufacturer Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate (formerly Archer Daniels Midland) are located in the Humboldt Industrial Park, joining a growing number of food service giants in CAN DO parks such as Aryzta, Bimbo Bakeries and The Hershey Company.
We invite you to learn more about the food service industry cluster and others on the pages in this section.