Lack of services keeps new businesses from settling in Pike

Mike Sullivan says Pike needs more space for business

Pike County Economic Alliance director Michael Sullivan promises that plentyof businesses pursue planting a plant in Pike.

“I have a greater problem finding locations than potential interested parties,” Sullivan said.

Pike’s location, on interstate 84, is ideal for truck access to the eastern seaboard and beyond.

“We have been successful in attracting new businesses interest in Pike,” Sullivan said, “However our problem
is centered on our inability to provide suitable sites with all the necessary services.”

The Alliance is looking for companies that have a high profit margin to bring water, gas and electricity,
services lacking into the Blooming Grove business park.

Even without these services, there has been some nibbles.

“There is some activity on the business park. We’ve been marketing it pretty hard. There are people who
are potentially looking at it now,” Sullivan said.

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