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SEDA-COG makes Top 100 Organizations list

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SEDA-Council of Governments has been named one of the Top 100 Organizations in the region by Pennsylvania Business Central for helping central Pennsylvania to become a place of excellence, growth and vigor.

The SEDA-COG partnership has played a key role in the economic development of central Pennsylvania. In 1957, five counties formed the Susquehanna Economic Development Association to address regional concerns. Ten years later, it was designated a Local Development District, a small staff was hired, and in 1968, six other counties joined. In 1972, it became SEDA-COG with a 22-member board of public and private officials. Today, a staff of 99 serve the region in 13 departments.

SEDA-COG’s 11-county region has a diverse set of needs, and the organization has been adaptive and proactive in partnering with its communities to meet these needs. SEDA-COG has weatherized 37,000 homes and recently won an award for helping its communities realize high energy savings. The agency has developed affordable housing in more than 11 counties, including an award-winning transformation of a blighted site into new elderly housing. Other efforts include a Columbia County flood protection project partnership which will save over 700 jobs. The Joint Rail Authority preserves over 200 miles of rail, and recently supported clean coal through a track project.

In these efforts and much more, SEDA-COG partners with the public and private sectors to help build a better tomorrow.

Every year, Pennsylvania Business Central’s Top 100 Organizations list provides its 23-county readership with a snapshot of success in central Pennsylvania business. The publication received a record amount of nominations this year.

Read more about the Top 100 Organizations and SEDA-COG HERE.

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Created at 2/29/2016 11:50 AM by Liz Regan
Last modified at 2/29/2016 11:53 AM by Liz Regan