New warehouses materializing in Jessup, Olyphant


Jessup, Lackawanna County, PA - Work is underway on two sprawling warehouses in the Midvalley.

Construction appears to be largely completed at the 750,000-square-foot Jessup Logistics Center at Route 247 and Alberigi Drive, and crews are developing the site of a 1-million-square-foot warehouse, named the Scranton North Logistics Center, at 1300 Corporate Way in Olyphant, just off East Lackawanna Avenue.

The area has recently experienced explosive growth in the logistics industry after distinguishing itself as a warehousing hotspot in Lackawanna County with available land and tax incentives.

John Augustine, president, and CEO of Penn’s Northeast, said that Northeast Pennsylvania added more industrial space during the two years of the pandemic than it had in the previous 10 years.

“A truck driver can go 11 hours before they pull over,” Augustine said. “In those 11 hours, you can reach one-third of the U.S. population and half of Canada from Northeastern Pennsylvania.”

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