Other industries booming in Poconos

A significant portion of the world's flu vaccines are produced at the Poconos headquarters for Sanofi Pasteur. The Swiftwater campus is Monroe County's largest private employer.

The Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation (PMEDC), lead by Executive Director Charles “Chuck” Leonard, is the driving force behind many new projects coming to Monroe County. The organization works, often behind the scenes, to help usher in new businesses to the county the increase both employment opportunities and increases the tax base, which benefits all of us.

PMEDC reports, a large part of our industry base remains recreation and tourism, but manufacturing, logistics, electronics, and pharmaceuticals also have a significant presence. The county’s largest public employer is Tobyhanna Army Depot with almost 4,000 employees and known for serving the military with their excellence in electronics. Sanofi Pasteur, a worldwide leader in vaccine production, is the county’s largest private employer of 2,400.

Healthcare is growing rapidly as well, with several recent expansions of Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono and St. Luke’s Hospital’s Monroe Campus in Bartonsville. Logistics and transportation are also large employers with a 1.25 million-square foot Walmart Distribution Center and a 1.4 million-square foot J&J Sales & Logistics center. Retail trade is also a strong economic driver in the area.