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22 Acre Full Service Medical, Retail Campus Bringing 300 Jobs to Blakeslee


Blakeslee, Monroe County, PA - Tobyhanna Township officials recently announced that 300 jobs and a 22-acre, full-service medical and retail campus will be calling New Ventures Commercial Park home in the future.


“Northeastern Pennsylvania residents will be able to access quality health care and enjoy a unique retail experience all on one centrally located campus. Tobyhanna Township continues to create a great quality of life that is stimulating job growth through unique positive experiences,” said John J. Jablowski Jr., Tobyhanna Township manager.

Dubbed the Parkside Medical Campus, the newest addition to New Ventures Commercial Park will feature six buildings on four subdivided lots, totaling approximately 140,000 square feet. With both medical and retail aspects included on the campus, officials expect more than 300 jobs to be created as a result of the project.


The project is a result of a partnership between the township, Side Corp. and Langen Development-Economics. According to a press release, the project will be the first fully integrated medical and retail campus in the quad-county corner, bordering Monroe County with Carbon, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.

“We are pleased to learn of the Parkside Medical Campus that will be located within Side Corporation’s New Ventures Commercial Park,” said Chuck Leonard, executive director of Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corp.

The campus entrance, which is located at Parkside Avenue and Commercial Boulevard, will be anchored by a full-service micro hospital that is visible from Interstate 80 and Route 115. The campus will be located next to the existing Pennsylvania State Police barracks and the Best Western on Parkside Avenue.


The Parkside Medical Campus is not the only development that is ongoing at New Ventures Commercial Park. In addition to the new medical and retail campus, officials expect a 1 million-square-foot American Tire Distributors logistic center to be in operation by Halloween of this year.


“This development is a continuation of Side Corporation’s commitment to quality development, from which our community has already realized significant benefit, and will attract additional investment and opportunities to the Village of Blakeslee in Tobyhanna Township,” Leonard said.


With the completion of the American Tire Distributors logistic center and a Liberty Travel Center and restaurant, more than $90 million in building and infrastructure investment and 400-plus jobs have been created by the commercial park, according to a press release.

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