Carbon County – State of the County Returns

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Fly over to Blue Mountain Resort for a Birds-Eye-View of Carbon County

Carbon County, Pa. – The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC), with presenting sponsor St. Luke’s University Health Network, are thrilled to announce the return of the ever-informative State of the County.

This year, the State of the County will be held as a two-part event hosted at Blue Mountain Resorts on Wednesday, June 14 and Wednesday, July 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration for the event is now open visit

The 2023 SOC has been reformatted to provide a more complete overview of the key areas impacting Carbon County. Part 1, scheduled for June 14, will focus on Government, Economic Development, Tourism & Housing. Part 2, July 12, will cover Healthcare, Education in Healthcare and Education.

St. Luke’s University Health Network, a leading healthcare provider in the region, is proud to support the 2023 State of the County, John Nespoli, President at the Carbon Campus stated. “We see the importance to continue to invest in our county by providing 24/7 critical care to patients. The services we offer reduce the need for patients to be transported away from the comfort of their community for their health care needs. Providing these services to Carbon County is our network’s commitment to increase access to the world-class care St. Luke’s provides.”

For Part 1, Wednesday June 14, attendees will enjoy a delectable breakfast buffet of coffee, French toast, bacon and eggs. The program will feature reports presented by Congresswoman Susan Wild’s office, Senator David Argall, Representative Doyle Heffley, County Commissioners, Rocky Ahner, Chris Lukasevich and Wayne Nothstein. Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau, Chris Barrett (CEO of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau), CCEDC Economic Development Director Kathy Henderson and both Matthew Marks and Howard Shaffer of Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors Association will round out the presentations. This year, a Q&A panel will also be included, providing an opportunity for attendees to engage with presenters. Questions can be submitted in advance here.

CCEDC Economic Development Director Kathy Henderson spoke of the significance of the event. “This event is a great opportunity to educate the community on the challenges that we face in the county as well as the progress we’ve been making over the year,” she said. “We are looking forward to sharing the details of the county’s growth with the community.”

State of the County Part 2 will be held on Wednesday, July 12, with further details on the presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.

CCEDC extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors of this year’s State of the County, including Blue Mountain Resort, Mauch Chunk Trust Company, PPL, and Lehigh Valley Hospital – Carbon. Informative community events like these are made possible by the unwavering support of our business and education community.

To register for either or both dates of the State of the County event, please visit

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Information provided to TVL by:
Kelley Andrade, Membership Engagement & Events Manager
Carbon Chamber & Economic Development