The greater Philipsburg/Moshannon Valley region received a wonderful gift over the holidays: the retention of a very important employer, The GEO Group.
Residents of the area were informed that the Federal Bureau of Prisons had selected the GEO Group to continue operating its minimum-security Moshannon Valley Correctional Center for another five to 10 years.
Much credit for the BOP’s selection of the GEO Group goes to U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township.
He and his staff worked diligently to convince the BOP that it should extend its contract with the GEO Group. About 250 good jobs will be preserved.
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I thank Thompson for a job well done.
The writer is the executive director of the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership.