HARRISBURG, Jan. 29 - State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, said $1.34 million has been awarded for three Scranton projects by the state's Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Local Share Account.
Geisinger Health Systems will receive $400,000 to assist with purchasing new laboratory, women's health, pediatric, radiology, and primary care equipment at the Mount Pleasant Outpatient Center. Geisinger is constructing a new, 45,000 square foot outpatient center on a brownfield site in the Mount Pleasant Corporate Center and will create 10 jobs and retain 30 existing employees.
A $440,000 grant will assist with a portion of the Scranton Lace Co. Industrial Complex remediation project through demolition and remediation activities.
Finally, $500,000 in state funds will be used for a paving project throughout the city.
"Senator John Blake and I advocated strongly for these projects and I'm pleased that the CFA board recognized the importance that this funding will have for the city of Scranton," Flynn said.
The grants were generated by the Pennsylvania Horse Race and Gaming Development Act, or Act 71, which set up a "local share assessment account" and required the Commonwealth Financing Authority to distribute money that is generated by licensed gaming facilities to support community and economic development projects.
Lackawanna County money is from neighboring Mount Airy Casino and
(from State Rep. Marty Flynn)