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Northeast PREP makes it easier to learn what public and private sector resources can be quickly harnessed to meet individual and company needs. Our coordinated network can quickly analyze needs, formulate a plan and assemble a team to put that plan into action.

Check out our partners below to find which ones fit you and your business.

Northeast PREP | Berwick Industrial Development Association

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. More Info on: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | CAN DO, Inc.

Greater Hazleton CAN DO, Inc. is a private, non-profit industrial/economic development corporation serving Greater Hazleton in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  For nearly 60 years, CAN DO has fostered economic activity in our community which resulted in the development of more than 4,200 acres of land and the creation of over 26,000 new jobs.

CAN DO serves as a developer, builder, landlord, utility provider and business liaison while providing entrepreneurial support through our business incubator, CAN BE.  As a Certified Economic Development Organization, CAN DO also offers business financing assistance and is approved to administer loans throughout Luzerne County.

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Northeast PREP | Carbon Chamber & Economic Development

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.

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Northeast PREP | Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

The Greater Wilkes-Barre 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. Learn more about: Location, Financing, or Growing your business.


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Northeast PREP | Manufacturers Resource Center

MRC provides far more than certifications and funding assistance. We offer job creators access to specialized coaching, mentorship and a variety of business and marketing assistance normally outside the reach of most manufacturers. Learn more about Financing, Workforce & Training, or Growing your business.


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Northeast PREP | Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance

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. Learn more about: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

NEPIRC provides world-class consulting services exclusively to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania. NEPIRC works with its clients on consultative engagements designed to address their unique challenges and maximize their profitability. NEPIRC’s staff of professional business advisors and highly-qualified consultants design customized solutions for NEPIRC clients that enable them to adopt industry best practices, implement next generation manufacturing strategies, achieve profitable growth, successfully enter new markets and innovate new products and, ultimately, achieve profitability levels that exceed industry benchmarks. Learn more about: Financing, Workforce & Training, Growing


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Northeast PREP | Pike County Economic Development Authority

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.   Learn more about: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation

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.   Learn more about: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation

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.   Learn more about: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company

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.   Learn more about: Location, Financing, Growing


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Northeast PREP | The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

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.   Learn more about: Launching, or Growing your business


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Northeast PREP | Wayne Economic Development Corporation

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.   Learn more about: Location, Financing, or Growing your business.


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Northeast PREP | Wilkes University Small Business Development Center

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.
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