Butler Radio (WBUT-FM): Commissioners Say County Is Strong At Annual Meeting

Butler County Commissioners hosted the yearly State of The County event at the Atrium yesterday and they say the county in strong condition.

They cite business development, which includes anticipated new manufacturing jobs and plans to expand broadband access across the county.

Chief of Economic Development Officer Mark Gordon says that now demolition is complete at the former Armco/Ak Steel plant, five businesses have signed letters of intent to operate at that location. Gordon says the 250-300 in added jobs will be in manufacturing.

In partnership with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, a plan has been released on goals for expand broadband with the county. It aims to bring more access to school districts and underserved municipalities.

The County will be looking to add 2,000 miles of fiber connecting 1,555 units in county.

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