Friday, January 16, 2015

Breakfast Seminar to Learn More About CRIZ Program

A breakfast seminar will be hosted by the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at the Tamaqua Salvation Army (105 West Broad Street, Tamaqua) for residents, new and existing businesses, and developers to learn more about the CRIZ Program. Sponsors of the breakfast are Mauch Chunk Trust Company and Charlotte A. Solt, Inc. The cost to attend the breakfast is $5.00 for Chamber Members and $7.00 for non-Chamber members.

Governor Tom Corbett recently awarded a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Pilot Zone designation to Tamaqua Borough. The CRIZ program allows Tamaqua Borough to leverage state tax dollars to spur private investment in underutilized real estate in addition to attracting development and creating new jobs.

Senator David G. Argall issued the following statement regarding the prestigious designation from the state:

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Borough of Tamaqua and its surrounding communities — Tamaqua is the first non-city and only the third municipality in Pennsylvania to earn this coveted designation. I’d like to applaud the local officials for their efforts to realize the potential of this program already utilized in Lancaster and Bethlehem. I’m looking forward to working with residents, borough officials, businesses, developers and others to maximize the borough’s potential and take full advantage of this program.”

Individuals interested in attending the seminar are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce at 570-668-1880 or

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic. Glad to see this happening again. I know it will mean more growth for the town and for it's people.