Momentum Magazine February 2020 Edition - Page 2

MESSAGE The Facts Speak for Themselves My late father was a humble man who always taught his children that it wasn’t nice to brag. For example, if he saw our 2016-20 Scranton Plan report, he would see that your Chamber team has exceeded goals for the “Jobs Created and Retained” category by 112 percent (5,573 jobs); the “Projects Completed” category by 166 percent (83 projects); and the “Community Investment” category by a staggering 964 percent ($1.45 billion). Frankly, he might be a bit put off. I won’t say any of that, because the facts speak for themselves! (Sorry Dad!) 2 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce If my father knew I was telling you that our development and marketing of industrial property had attracted renowned national developer, NorthPoint, to the Valley View Business Park in Archbald, and that transaction drew an investment of $35 million for a new e-commerce fulfillment center by online pet products distributor Chewy, and that Chewy has committed to creating 1,000 new jobs at that site – well again, my father would think I was boasting!