Carmen S. Italia, Jr. joined Barry Isett and Associates in July of 2014. Mr. Italia’s 40+ year career has been centered on economic development, finance and real estate. He is experienced in structuring the entire corporate transaction, from identifying and securing site and building locations, to financing and serving as a liaison between business and local government. Most recently a Vice President with Continental Bank, he previously served as the President of Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the economic development of Montgomery County. During his 28 years at MCEDC, he developed a thorough understanding of public and private financing programs and became an expert in leveraging various scenarios to achieve optimal results. He was also able to retain and create thousands of jobs throughout Montgomery County.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Italia has developed excellent working relationships with The Governor's Action Team, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and is knowledgeable about various State Loan and Grant Programs as well as the SBA 504 Loan Program and USDA financing program, among many others. He was also instrumental in the creation of Select Greater Philadelphia, an organization which is comprised of 11 counties in three states for the promotion of the region to businesses interested in relocating to the Greater Philadelphia marketplace.
B.A., Sociology, Gannon University