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The Berwick Industrial Development Association is an economic development organization that helps businesses, site selection consultants, and commercial realtors find available land and buildings in Berwick, Pennsylvania. BIDA also assists entrepreneurs and small businesses with business retention and expansion resources.
Since 1956, CAN DO, Inc. has been a leading economic developer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, building three industrial parks and a corporate center all within a few miles from the Crossroads of the East, Interstates 80 and 81. Our parks are within two hours of New York City and Philadelphia and within a 300-mile radius of 25% of the population and total production of the entire nation. Our largest development, Humboldt Industrial Park, is home to nearly 60 industries and 10,000 jobs.
Economic development services in Carbon County began in the 1950s. Over the years, there had typically been two staff members, the Director of Economic Development and an Administrative Assistant. However, in the spring of 2013, CCEDC merged with the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce for greater capacity. Its office is located in the Borough of Lehighton.
The primary functions of the CCEDC organization includes providing access to capital, participation in state funded programs and making referrals to the PREP Partners for various business consulting services. The current approach for economic development includes:
- Assist businesses with access to affordable financing.
- Market Carbon County to businesses interested in expanding or relocating to any of the industrial parks.
- Support the development of new business by developing a culture of entrepreneurship and providing access to available resources.
CCEDC operates its own Revolving Loan Fund Program, administers loans for the Carbon County IDA and has recently received certification to administer PIDA programs.
The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization representing hundreds of businesses and organizations, focused on helping our members grow and succeed in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non-Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services.
The Pike County Economic Development Authority is dedicated to the development and growth of the business community, while ensuring that all who work here continue to enjoy living here as well. Come, join us and see what makes us the fastest growing county in the Northeast.
The Monroe County Commissioners and PMEDC Board of Directors invite you to take a closer look at Monroe County and include it in your future plans. This site will provide you with the information you need for site selection evaluation, including demographics, workforce, community amenities and resources. Please contact PMEDC at any time with specific questions.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, is home to many companies that found our location with industrial parks along the Interstate 81 corridor to be the ideal for their manufacturing and distribution needs. Matched with a strong, available workforce; tax incentives such as the Keystone Opportunity Zone program; great quality-of-life amenities and an economic development infrastructure that is designed to assist companies in every aspect of their move, our industrial parks are the ideal location for your next project.
For over 69 years the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBC) and the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE) have helped provide real estate construction, real estate loans, revenue bonds and construction financing for most of Lackawanna County’s industrial, business, office and technology parks. To date, SLIBCO and LIFE have financed and/or constructed over 368 facilities, serving over 236 companies and covering 21 million square feet. These projects have added more 20,000 jobs and $717 million in new real estate investment to our local economy. SLIBCO is the industrial development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
The Small Business Development Center at The University of Scranton works to grow the economy of Northeastern Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses. The SBDC provides no cost small business consulting services that are tailored to fit the needs of small business clients of Bradford, Lackawanna, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne & Wyoming Counties. The center offers confidential individualized assistance designed to identify and address the problems of small business owners as well as individuals interested in establishing a business.
As Wayne County’s lead economic development organization, WEDCO provides the services needed to bring new business to our county, support the business that is already here, improve the local tax base, and enhance the quality of live of our residents. We are a non-profit corporation comprised of businesses in partnership with state, county, and municipal government that realizes a bright economic future depends on investing and planning today.
We provide confidential business consulting, training, and education supported by, strategic relationships and specialized programs through a team of experienced professional consultants dedicated and motivated to strengthen, enhance, and empower the small business community.
Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in part by a grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development; through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and through support from Wilkes University. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.