Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County Announces Economic Development Council

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) is pleased to announce the creation of an Economic Development Council. The Council comprises business leaders, chamber members, municipality representatives, and community stakeholders. This initiative aims to harness members’ collective expertise and insights to drive economic development cohesively and synergistically.

Underpinning the Council’s endeavors is the creation of a county-wide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). CEDS is a place-based, regionally driven economic development planning process. Further, CEDS provides a framework for strategic infrastructure development, community revitalization, workforce needs, and enhancing Centre County’s competitiveness while improving the quality of life for our shared community.

“The Council is not just about creating a strategic vision for Centre County. It’s about responsiveness and agility,” states Greg Scott, president & CEO, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. “In today’s dynamic business environment, the ability to seize opportunities and quickly address challenges is paramount. By implementing a CEDS, we are paving the way for a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic future for Centre County.”

The CEDS and the Council will play a vital role in fostering partnerships and collaboration among local businesses, government agencies, and community organizations, ensuring a unified approach toward economic development. This cooperative effort allows us to prioritize key sectors and industries that have the potential to thrive in Centre County, thereby attracting new investors that are a good fit for the region.

The creation of the Economic Development Council marks an important milestone for the Chamber, cementing our commitment to working in partnership with stakeholders across the County to foster a prosperous future.

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Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County Appoints Todd Dolbin as Vice President of Economic Development

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County proudly announces the appointment of Todd Dolbin as its new Vice President of Economic Development. As a Centre County native, Dolbin brings with him 18 years of experience in economic and workforce development, international business expansion, and community development.

“Appointing Todd underscores the Chamber’s dedication to fostering smart, sustainable growth for Centre County. Todd’s extensive experience and deep local roots will be invaluable in enhancing the region’s economic vitality,” says Greg Scott, President & CEO of the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County.

Dolbin previously served as the Deputy Director for Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development. He managed performance operations and executed the County’s economic development, workforce development, and tourism divisions. He also held leadership positions in the Baltimore City Government, directing tax incentive programs and Foreign Trade Zones.

“I am honored to return home and join the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. I eagerly anticipate collaborating with local businesses and community leaders to stimulate economic growth, generate jobs, and maintain a thriving business community,” Dolbin said.
In his new role, Dolbin will spearhead the establishment of an economic development council, oversee the development of a county-based economic strategic plan, and oversee business engagement, workforce development, international business expansion, and community development initiatives for the Chamber.

After graduating from Penn State, Dolbin spent two years teaching English in Kanazawa, Japan. Upon his return to the United States, he served as an International Business Consultant at Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center, leading trade missions to Australia, Ukraine, and Argentina.

Dolbin earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business, minors in Economics and International Studies from Penn State, an MBA from Towson University, and a Certified Global Business Professional certificate. He is an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, enjoying live music, kayaking, camping, and hiking.

Todd and his wife, Emily, both Centre County natives and State College Area High School graduates, are relocating with their two young daughters from Towson, MD, to State College. Todd began his tenure with the Chamber on May 15, 2023.  

For more information about the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and its commitment to economic development, please visit our website at