2016 Year in Review

Clearly Ahead Developments mission for 2016 was to proudly serve the community to create growth & opportunity in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

In 2016, Clearly Ahead Development has seen much progress in Clearfield County and as an organization.  Above is a presentation that was presented at the Clearly Ahead Development Annual Luncheon for 2016.  Clearly Ahead has goals and objectives that are implemented that Clearly Ahead tries to achieve in areas such as local business outreach, out of area business outreach, RLF proposals and approvals, community outreach, continuing education, and press releases.  

In 2016 Clearly Ahead presented this summary report at their Annual Luncheon of their Goal & Objective:  

  •    Clearly Ahead had a goal of 25 local business outreach meetings/contacts and achieved 112 meetings/contacts.
  •   Clearly Ahead had a goal of 50 out of area outreach meetings/contacts and achieved 231 meetings/contacts.
  •   Clearly Ahead had a goal of $200,000 in RLF proposals and achieved $634,300 in proposals with $484,300 being approved.
  •   Clearly Ahead had a goal of 25 community’s events and/or meetings and achieved that goal with attending 81 events and/or                 meetings.
  •   Clearly Ahead had a goal of 40 continuing education hours and achieved that goal by attending 150 credit hours of training with 58     hours being directed towards 2016 PEDI credit hours.
  •   Clearly Ahead has to publish 12 press releases a year and achieved that with posting 26 press releases with 64 confirmed sources       publishing these some of the press releases. 

By accomplishing these goals and objectives, Clearly Ahead has created valued reputation among community members and business leaders.

In 2016, Clearly Ahead also reported the impact figures to the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) for the year of 2015. These impact numbers represent what Clearly Ahead has done in association with loans, grants, and projects administered for Clearfield County.  

  • Clearly Ahead reported 16 projects administered to PEDA.
  • With 17 projects administered, the total project cost reached $51,090,000.
  • These 17 projects created 153 jobs while maintaining 961.  

Project Management has become a quality service at Clearly Ahead Development with the vision on completing more projects in the future.  

Along with administering projects, Clearly Ahead also took on the duties for the Clearfield Foundation which lead to the management of the Clearfield Commerce Park which is located right off Intertstate 80 exit 120 in Clearfield.  Clearly Ahead helped make the park unique as it became the first "Certified Food Site" in Pennsylvania.  The site was certified by Garner Economics/Primus Builders of Georgia.  Click Here to learn more about the Food Certification.

In addition to the Food Site Certification, the Commerce Park will be helping in the expansion of TAFCO, a company from Hyde, PA.  This expansion will help retain 80 employees to Clearfield County as well has create job growth of 10% per year.  TAFCO is constructing a 100,000 square foot building that will help manufacturer their walk-in coolers and freezers.     

2016 was a very successful year for Clearly Ahead Development and we look forward to create more successful projects in 2017.  To read the press release provided by Gant Daily about the Annual Luncheon, please click on the link below:

http://gantdaily.com/2016/12/16/swales-reviews-2016-at-clearly-ahead-luncheon/