In 1987, two clients wanted to be adjacent to one another but didn’t want to be located within either Valmont or Humboldt Industrial Park, so CAN DO took them to a 200-acre tract of land it owned near McAdoo, a few miles south of downtown Hazleton on Route 309. This land belonged to CAN DO since the '60s, but hadn't been developed. Once these clients expressed an interest in the site, the economic development agency obtained a $1.5 million grant from the state to develop infrastructure in the park.
Opened in 1989, the McAdoo Industrial Park fills the need for an economical location for those not interested in a high-tech, high-profile site. Featuring sites from 2 acres up to 40 acres, the park is one-half mile from Route 309 just south of Hazleton. The opening of State Route 424 (the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway), which links Route 309 and Interstate 81, increased access to the McAdoo park.
Most sites in the park are also Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZs). The award-winning KOZ program allows select companies locating in a zone to enjoy forgiveness from most state and local taxes through 2017.