About one-third of the workforce in Cass Township is employed in construction and manufacturing. Another third works for education, health and service organizations. Workers commute an average of 30.6 minutes to their jobs, and 15 percent of them carpool.
Major companies have established distribution and manufacturing facilities on 2,000 acres known as Highridge Business Park that stretch across Cass, Foster and Butler townships. Another 500 acres remain available for companies to develop in the park operated by the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation or SEDCO. SEDCO is at 91 South Progress Ave., Post Office Box 659, Pottsville, PA 17901-0659. Telephone (570) 622-1943 or toll free at (800) 755-1942.
Companies with facilities located within the business park are: D.A. Fehr - Jones Stephens, Fanelli Trucking, Gordon Food Service, Jeld-Wen, Lowe's, Sara Lee, and Wegman's.
Country Inn and Suites hosts travelers at its motel at Highridge Business Park, as well.
From the Cass Township Municipal Building, travelers are just eight miles from Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport, 240 Airport Road, Pottsville. Corporate jets fly out of the airport, which also offers charter flights, aerial sightseeing flights, fall foliage tours and a flight school.