Informational meeting on economic development opportunities of the data center industry


Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Majority Caucus Room

10:30        Opening Remarks—Senator Killion and Senator Williams 

10:33        John Brockwell, Vice President, Bala Engineering 

10:38        Steve Wray, Vice President, Econsult Solutions Inc. 

10:43        Brian Chavis, Former Chair, Loudoun County (VA) Department of Economic Development 

10:48        Ben Mitten, P.E., Vice President/General Manager, TierPoint Pennsylvania 

10:53        Michael Grigalonis, Treasurer and Incoming President, Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) Finance Committee 

10:58        Michael Lloyd, General Counsel, IMC Construction 

11:03        Cheryl Begandy, Director of External Relations and Outreach, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

11:08        George Schools, Business Agent, Steamfitters Local 420 

11:13        Steve DelBianco, President and CEO, and Barbara Comstock, Advisor, NetChoice – Combined Testimony

11:18        Questions and Answers 

12:00        Adjournment


Additional Written Testimony

Sam Denisco, Vice President, Government Affairs, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Phil Eastman, Manager, Economic Development, PECO

Economic and Revenue Impact of Data Centers in PA, submitted on behalf of: First Energy, Green Fig, Iron Mountain, PECO, Penn Power Group, PPL

Mark Kidd, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Iron Mountain Data Centers