PITTSTON CITY, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A member of President Joe Biden’s cupboard is in northeastern Pennsylvania on Friday.
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was in Pittston Friday afternoon. She was invited to the town by Congressman Matt Cartwright.
Secretary Raimondo got here to speak about small enterprise growth, revitalization, and naturally, the financial system.
Secretary Raimondo toured Downtown Pittston with Congressman Matt Cartwright and Pittston Mayor Mike Lombardo. Pittston has been a pacesetter in small enterprise growth and downtown revitalization.
The secretary met with enterprise homeowners and talked about how the federal authorities would possibly be capable to lend a serving to hand transferring ahead.
Raimondo then took half in a spherical desk speak dialogue on the Pittston Memorial Library. Enterprise leaders from across the area, together with quite a few presidents of regional chambers of commerce, took half within the roundtable discussions.
“Properly, I noticed a neighborhood that’s working collectively to create jobs and be sure that all people right here has a chance, but in addition I what I noticed was all of the work that congressman cartwright does to carry funds to this neighborhood are in motion,” mentioned Raimondo.
“Properly, I feel it was an ideal alternative for us to speak with some leaders in Washington about what we want on the native degree and to be sincere with you. As a neighborhood official, we all know the place we need to go however we want help,” mentioned Lombardo.
Raimondo says she is going to take the data again to Washington and it will likely be used to assist formulate insurance policies that may higher assist communities, not solely right here in northeastern Pennsylvania but in addition throughout the nation.