Camp Hill, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, a third-generation commercial real estate development firm headquartered in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, has been chosen as a finalist for Pennsylvania’s 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards. The awards program, sponsored by Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and The Team PA Foundation, celebrates the companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs.
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, founded in 1961, has been nominated in the category of Community Impact, an award given to a company that exemplifies the tenet of “doing well by doing good.” The winning company demonstrates a sustained commitment to the growth and development of their employees and the communities it serves. Known for their support of regional non-profits, colleges and universities, school districts, and health care services, Smith Land & Improvement Corporation’s sponsorships and donations through their L.B. Smith Estate Foundation surpassed $350,000 in 2013.
“We are honored to be nominated and to be recognized as a finalist in the Governor’s ImPAct Awards,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO/COB of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation. “We have deep roots in this region and have chosen to concentrate 80 percent of our real estate portfolio in our own ‘front yard’ of central Pennsylvania. Community Impact has been a guiding principle for us since 1961, and our tagline is a daily reminder of that: Commitment to Community. Opportunities for Enterprise.℠ We’re privileged to be able to give back as a company and to be recognized alongside such esteemed Pennsylvania companies.”
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation brings three generations of community and business strength to its office, retail, and commercial developments. Born in central Pennsylvania and committed to “Making Place” locally, Richard E. Jordan II remains laser-focused on investing in Pennsylvania communities and adding economic value and jobs with every real estate development.
“It’s hard to pass a Little League baseball field or attend a high school sports event and not see a sponsorship sign from Smith Land & Improvement Corporation or its subsidiary, L.B. Smith Ford Lincoln,” says David Black, President and CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber/CREDC. “From organizing American Heart Association walk-a-thon teams to winning The Salvation Army Red Kettle ‘Battle of the Bells’ competition, the Smith Land & Improvement Corporation team is a passionate and committed community citizen.”
Gov. Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), and The Team Pennsylvania Foundation designed the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards to celebrate the companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs. The program recognizes companies that are making the greatest impact in their communities, perpetuating innovation and entrepreneurship, and expanding their presence globally.
The finalists will be announced at a statewide event on May 30, 2014, at the Hershey Lodge, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information and tickets, visit http://www.newpa.com/business/impact-awards.
ABOUT SMITH LAND & IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
Founded in 1961, the company has a 53-year history of responsible and responsive commercial real estate development and land ownership. With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and over 2 million SF throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Smith Land team has chosen to concentrate 80 percent of its real estate investments in their own “front yard” of central Pennsylvania. “We do not outsource our eyes,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO. When Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is the developer, business builders and investors can expect a productive working relationship, high caliber site selection, and easy access to business expansion. For site information, visit http://www.SmithLandUSA.com or email Richard E. Jordan II, CEO, at rjordan(at)smithlandusa(dot)com