In this pilot program (which currently is funded through the Keystone Communities Fund grant, thanks to State Representative Kurt Masser, until summer 2022), SEDA-COG created a partnership with the city of Shamokin and the non-profit business owners’ group: Shamokin Area for Businesses for Economic Development (SABER) with the purpose of providing leadership to help guide the city into a revitalization revolution; providing hope to the current residents, and opportunities to outside investors. SEDA-COG is capitalizing on and strengthening current and past private, local, state and federal investments by harnessing and directing the momentum by immersing itself in the community and offering its staff comprising of 45 Economic Development, Community Development, Information Technology (IT), and Housing specialists, to coordinate the efforts to maximize the results to see economic and social revitalization in the Shamokin Area.
An office now exists in the city of Shamokin, which is staffed 15+ hours a week, and a full-time SEDA-COG staff person is working full-time on behalf of the city.
Shamokin Area Partnership for Revitalization Office
Address: 525 N Market St Shamokin PA 17872
Phone: (570) 524-4491
Hours: Monday and Thursday 8-noon; 1-4:30pm – and by appt