WILKES-BARRE — The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center reports that during 2017, NEPIRC client engagements led to the creation and retention of more than 1,800 full-time manufacturing jobs within northeastern Pennsylvania and the northern tier of Pennsylvania.
The NEPIRC report also states regional manufacturer investments in expansion, new technologies and new products totaled more than $35 million and users of NEPIRC services reported $213 million in revenue growth and $11 million of cost savings.
The report — 2017 Year in Review — is a document that summarizes NEPIRC’s single-year accomplishments.
In a news release, the groups says it successfully introduced new services, enhanced manufacturer access to cutting-edge technology through the launch of the NEPIRC Innovation Space and championed manufacturing careers through educational programs targeted to high schools, veterans and the community at large.
“We’re delighted with our results from 2017 not only because they represent the dramatic financial, operational and job impacts we’ve had within our client companies, but because they also reflect our success in remaining innovative and improving the image of manufacturing,” said Eric Joseph Esoda, NEPIRC’s president and CEO.
NEPIRC is a not-for-profit organization that provides professional services exclusively to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit www.nepirc.com.
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