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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
One of the fastest growing industries in Central Pennsylvania is distribution from large warehouses. More than 100 have been built in the past decade in the south central region. Thousands of jobs have been created with an average salary of over $41,000 according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.
Logistics is big industry in Pennsylvania. The state is in the nation's top five in jobs at warehouses.
Even with all those positive economic statistics, not everyone wants a warehouse or distribution center and increased truck traffic near their homes.
Such is the case in Fairview Township, York County where a vocal group of protestors object to a one million square foot warehouse proposed off the Lewisberry Road exit of Interstate 83. They say it will create too much pollution and truck traffic.
On Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll look closer at the proliferation of warehouses and distribution centers in the region.
Jonathan Bowser, left. Jim Runk, right
Appearing on the program are a member of the Concerned Citizens of Fairview group, Jonathan Bowser, Executive Director, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation, Jim Runk, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, and Richard Young, professor of supply chain management, Penn State Harrisburg.
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