From left are Perry County Commissioner Paul Rudy; business owner Kevin Fitzpatrick; Martha Roberts. chairwoman of the Perry County Economic Development Authority; and Michelle Jones, the authority's economic development administrator. They were among more than 20 county residents at a volunteer workshop March 30 in New Bloomfield, where they learned how to conduct interviews with local businesses as part of a business retention and expansion plan. - (Photo / Amy Spangler)
The Perry County Economic Development Authority was established in 1973, but until recently, it wasn’t very active in promoting what its name suggests. Under County Commissioner Paul Rudy, though, the PCEDA has undergone major changes in recent years to establish it as a driving force in Perry County.
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