The William T. Piper Memorial Airport Business Campus in Lock Haven was created using a USDA grant to attract small, emerging businesses. Unfortunately, the economy in Clinton County has been unable to attract any tenants, until now. Anadarko Marcellus Midstream will be leasing 14 acres at the airport business park. Lock Haven City Council approved a ten-year lease.
Anadarko Marcellus Midstream sets up gas pipelines. They will be creating a pipe lay-down yard on the property for now and eventually constructing a building for pipe assembly and office space. Anadarko will pay $24,984 a year in rent for this property. Anadarko has also agreed to pay $185,442 to cover the depreciated value of the business park improvements.
Anadarko feels it is important to have offices in counties where they do business. Sproul State Forest, Clinton County, has a great deal of Marcellus Shale activity.
Lock Haven is the county seat and population center of Clinton County. The William T. Piper Airport was named after the founder of Piper Aircraft Corporation, which was once headquartered in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.