This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Leaders in healthcare, higher ed and infrastructure, all hailing from different parts of the Commonwealth, convened to share lessons and create a growth agenda.

At last week’s Grow PA convening in Middletown Pa., Johnstown and Pittsburgh-based economic consultant Donald Bonk said the priorities for growing Cambria County really come down to infrastructure.

“The ability to physically connect areas like Johnstown to State College, Washington, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh will help grow the regional economy, whether that’s a combination of public and private transit, rapid transit or companies like Lyft and Uber,” he said.