McKeesport – July 27, 2017 – At today’s groundbreaking for PurePenn, one of Pennsylvania’s first medical cannabis facilities, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) offered words of thanks and encouragement to the company for investing in McKeesport and bolstering the economy of the region.
The 21,000 square-foot facility is in the Industrial Center in McKeesport. A job fair was held immediately after the groundbreaking.
“The new PurePenn investment in McKeesport will boost the economy of the Mon Valley and all Southwestern Pennsylvania. Not only will the facility produce a product that will help individuals suffering from debilitating pain and difficult health issues, it will create jobs, build the business community and generate momentum for continued redevelopment of the region.
“The area will benefit from the PurePenn facility. This new business, combined with the recent decision to build the Mon-Fayette Expressway, will ignite even more economic activity. I congratulate PurePenn for deciding to join the business fabric on the region and make this area an even better place to live.”