City Scoop: Harrisburg
Michael Baker International
Barber says Harrisburg is within a 500-mile radius of 40% of the nation’s population, which is “extremely attractive” to private companies looking for development investments. Pennsylvania’s capital also houses operations for all state departments, giving engineering firms the opportunity to provide technical services to those agencies, from planning to design to construction management. Barber says engineering expertise is critical to the region’s growth as “data management becomes increasingly imperative to state agencies.”
Firm in Focus
Michael Baker International Inc.
4431 North Front St., Harrisburg, Pa.
Vice-President, Harrisburg Office Executive: Steven Barber
Office Opening: 1948
Rapid Repair: The firm replaced the 10th Street Bridge for the Interstate 83/State Route 581 Interchange project during weekend closures, shaving significant time from the typical schedule.