Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Expand Juniata County Industrial Park to Meet Growing Demand SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 15, 2018 Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the Juniata County Industrial Park by nearly 60 acres.“Awarding this grant removes a long-standing barrier to economic growth in the region – no room to grow,” Gov. Wolf said. “This helps to solve that problem by significantly expanding available land and matching that with the necessary infrastructure to make the industrial park a place for businesses to set up shop and grow.”The Juniata County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $2 million grant to acquire about 59 acres adjacent to the existing industrial park near Mifflintown, which will allow for the addition of 12 lots with sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2.6 acres. The grant will also fund the expansion of necessary infrastructure, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, access road, and potable water to the first phase of the project.The Juniata County Industrial Park is home to 24 business that employ more than 460 people. With only four small-size vacant lots, the industrial park has faced growth constraints. Further expanding the industrial park is expected to spur economic growth by providing space for businesses to develop in Juniata County.“Increasing the capacity of the industrial park will bring more family-sustaining job opportunities to our area,” Senator Jake Corman said. “With access to a well-trained workforce, highways and other local resources, employers know that Juniata County is a great place to locate.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.
San Francisco based start-up Nextbit on Wednesday announced its plans to enter the Indian smartphone market with the launch of its Nextbit Robin phone. The Nextbit Robin, touted as the cloud first Android phone will launch in India in early May, the company has said. The Robin is already available in the US market for approximately $400 which roughly translates to Rs 26,650. “Founded by CEO Tom Moss and CTO Mike Chan — who worked at Google on the Android team, Nextbit Robin highlights their vision that smartphones should be simpler, leaner and smarter by harnessing the potential of cloud,” the company said in a statement.The Robin comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS LCD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The USP of the phone is its integrated cloud based solution that is geared towards ending the hassle of limited storage. It also squeezes in a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port.The dualSIM phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Nextbit OS which is the company’s custom skin on top of Android. The phone supports 4G LTE connectivity option.The Nextbit Robin sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with dual-tone flash and phase detection autofocus along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Robin uses a 2,680mAh battery and supports quick charging.