Hybrid Automaker In Northeast Pennsylvania
Inquiries have been made about a hybrid automaker locating in Northeast Pennsylvania, perhaps in the Scranton and Wilkes Barre area.
If it happens it could mean 1000 jobs at start up and 4000 jobs to follow.
The transportation infrastructure is ideal. There are three ocean going ports in reasonably close proximity with Baltimore, which already has a huge automobile shipping presence, Philadelphia, and New York. There are two inland water ports with Pittsburgh on the river system, and Erie or Cleveland on the Lakes. There are several interstate highway alternatives and a well established rail system.
Several top of the line engineering colleges are in close proximity with Drexel, Lehigh, Bucknell, Penn State, and a few more.
The region has a skilled and educated work force which would be perfect for such a manufacturer.