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Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth

The Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth was an all volunteer economic development entity dedicated to providing programs and services that actively promote increased and improved business attraction, creation, retention and expansion in the Columbia-Montour County region, resulting in growth in the area’s tax base, expanded and improved employment opportunities, and a better standard of living for residents of our region.  In 2018, the Columbia Alliance voted to dissolve and transfer its assets and ongoing operations to DRIVE.

The Columbia Alliance, in partnership with the Columbia County Industrial Development Authority, completed a 52-acre business park (pictured above) located less than 2 miles from Downtown Bloomsburg. The Business Park offers high visibility to any partnering business, as it is located directly off of Interstate 80 at the Lightstreet exit (236).

The Business Park is comprised of seven lots that are ideal for light industrial uses. The park is already home to a Fairfield Inn and Suites, with other development plans well underway.For more information about the business park, please contact Jennifer Wakeman at 570-284-4296.

Alliance Board

  • Vic Klein, Chair
  • Lance Diehl, 1st Vice Chair, First Columbia Bank & Trust
  • Fred Gaffney, Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
  • Dean Girton, Girton Manufacturing
  • Ralph Gitz, The Howard Company
  • Axel Heinrich, Kawneer
  • David Kurecian, Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau
  • Harry Mathias, Central Columbia Area School District
  • Susan McGarry, ArchCentral Architects
  • Jim Nemeth, Autoneum
  • Al Neuner, Geisinger Health System
  • Claude Renninger, Renco Home & Sports Center
  • Deb Sokol, Sokol Construction
  • Jim Spangenberg, Generations Construction
  • Chris Young, Columbia County Commissioner

Administrative Contact

Jennifer Wakeman, 570-284-4296