The commitment to building a workforce with 21st century skills is a top priority in Lackawanna County.  In today’s innovation-driven, knowledge-based economy, access to a highly educated, skilled and trained workforce is a vital key to the regional economic vitality.

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce works with local employers, school districts, higher education partners, government and Pennsylvania data experts to develop strategies that ensure our regional workforce is aligned with high-priority jobs of the future.

Lackawanna County offers a diverse mix of employers offering family-sustaining employment opportunities starting immediately.  Looking to enhance your skills, workforce training programs are available to you. Do you have the ability to work remotely?  Come and explore Lackawanna County and let us welcome you home.

Economic Development

Office & Industrial Real Estate

Lackawanna County boasts a healthy mix of industrial, office and commercial development.

Lackawanna County boasts a healthy mix of industrial, office and commercial development. The Scranton Plan, in conjunction with the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) and the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE), have constructed 15 business parks and developed more than 3,000 acres.

Our economic development team has fostered partnerships with real estate developers, site selection consultants, private business leaders, local and state governmental leaders. These relationships have assisted companies including MetLife, Prudential, McLane Company, Bank of America, General Dynamics, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and Crystal Windows & Door Systems to bring their relocation or expansion projects in on time and under budget.

Let our experienced and award winning team of economic development professionals coordinate your site tour. To learn more about the business opportunities and advantages in Lackawanna County, please contact The Scranton Plan team today!


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The Scranton Plan

Business Resources

Whether you require assistance in crafting a financial incentive package, engineering and infrastructure design, permits, approvals or recruiting talent, The Scranton Plan will be your community partner starting from your initial contact through your operations commencement and workforce onboarding.

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