– Brian, NEPA Native
Economic growth and opportunity are two of the many benefits brought to the Jessup community by the Lackawanna Energy Center. If you’re a current or former resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania, chances are good that either you or someone you know has been negatively affected by the lack of available jobs in the area.
One past resident, Brian, who is a chemical engineer currently working and living in NJ, explains how the Lackawanna Energy Center will create job opportunity in Jessup:
“My name is Brian Baigis. I’m from the Mid-Valley area. I grew up in the area. I went to Penn State, studying chemical engineering. I’m currently working and living in NJ, 180 miles from my family and friends. I want to come back home to Pennsylvania. When I first heard about this proposal to build a natural gas power plant, I was really excited because I knew there would be jobs being developed for this area that might represent an opportunity for me to potentially work for the company. I think that this would be a great opportunity for our area. I’m a chemical engineer and I support the Lackawanna Energy Center.”
This state-of-the-art natural gas power plant will give the local Jessup economy an essential jump start, creating 600 jobs during the construction phase as well as 30 long term full time positions. These full time positions offer approximately $3.5 million per year in annual payroll, while stimulating economic growth and encouraging qualified professionals to work and live in Jessup and surrounding areas.
The Lackawanna Energy Center’s economic potential is accompanied by the enormous benefit of local electric generation that will complement regional renewable energy resources, powering homes and businesses within the community. Click below to find out more and become a supporter of the Lackawanna Energy Center and the Jessup clean energy initiative.