Calling NEPA home means having access to the best community resources and organizations.
For those looking to live, work or even own a business in Northeastern Pennsylvania, it’s great to know that you will be part of a larger, supportive community. With an extensive list of business networks, trade associations, public resources and community organizations, it’s comforting to know that help or even just some good advice is always close at hand.
Here in NEPA we take great pride in our many business-friendly communities and the incredible resources they provide.
If you’re building a business from the ground up, moving or expanding your successful business from out of state, or if you just need a little help bolstering your existing business, consider a membership with one of NEPA’s excellent Chambers of Commerce, Business Networks and Trade Associations. Businesses will find great value beyond the cost of membership.
NEPA’s chambers of commerce are some of the finest in the nation and have played a critical role in the diversification of the region’s economy. Together with local not-for-profit industrial development corporations, the chambers built some of the first business parks and speculative shell buildings in the United States. They’ve championed the rebirth of the area since the end of the coal mining industry after World War II.
Membership in NEPA chambers will give you unparalleled access to a wide variety of services and activities to help you grow your business. No other organizations offer the same level of networking opportunities. Whether it be by attending a chamber business card exchange, annual luncheon, or dinner, or serving on one of many committees, your involvement will allow you to engage with all of the key business leaders in your community.
NEPA’s chambers are on the forefront of workforce development. They work closely with our 18 higher education institutions, employers, and PA CareerLink offices to ensure that programs are in place to train Northeastern Pennsylvania’s residents so they have the skills needed to fill available positions. The chambers also sponsor job fairs to match employers with candidates.
Your membership will give you exclusive access to many chamber programs and seminars to help your business thrive. These include leadership and training seminars, cost saving benefits, business promotion ideas, grants, loans, and tax credits, entrepreneurship programs, and business forums and educational sessions. A chamber membership will also help open doors to your local, state, and federal legislators.
Please consider joining an award-winning NEPA chamber today.
NEPA Chambers of Commerce
Carbon County Chamber of Commerce
Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Greater Hazleton Chamber
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce
Greater Pittston Chamber
Back Mountain Chamber
Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce
Montrose Area Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of the Northern Poconos
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce
Community & Economic Development Organizations
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center
Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Association
Downtown & Main Street Organizations
Diamond City Partnership
Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress
Downtown Pittston Partnership
Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University
Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center
CAN BE Innovation Center
Carbondale Technology Transfer Center
East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center
WIBs & WDAs
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation
Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board
Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
PA CareerLink Offices
An abundance of easily accessible public resources makes living in NEPA simple. For new residents and those looking to relocate, making NEPA your new home couldn’t be any easier thanks to the efficiency and reliability of our local agencies, libraries, public transportation and state and local government resources.
Abington Community Library
Clarks Summit, PA
Albright Memorial Library
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library
North Pocono Public Library
Osterhout Free Library - Central Branch
Osterhout Free Library - Plains Branch
Osterhout Free Library - North Branch
Osterhout Free Library - South Branch
Pittston Area Memorial Library
Plymouth Public Library
Taylor Community Library
Valley Community Library
West Pittston Public Library
West Pittston, PA
Wyoming Free Library
Back Mountain Memorial Library
Carbondale Public Library
Dalton Community Library
Dimmick Memorial Library
Jim Thorpe, PA
Hazleton Area Public Library - Nuremberg
Hazleton Area Public Library - South Side
Hazleton Area Public Library - Freeland
Hazleton Area Public Library - Valley
Hazleton Area Public Library - Central
Lackawanna County Children's Library
Marian Sutherland Kirby Library
Mountain Top, PA
Mill Memorial Library
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers access to major airport hubs without the hassle of flying out of or driving to a larger airport. AVP is the region’s main airport, is supported by major airlines, flies non-stop to eight major destinations, and offers covered parking. Its comfortable environment and friendly staff make traveling a pleasurable experience.
Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA)
315 Northampton St.
Kingston, PA 18704
Hazleton Public Transit (HPT)
126 West Mine Street
Hazleton, PA 18201
County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS)
800 North South Rd.
Scranton, PA 18504
Carbon County Community Transit (CCCT)
46 East Locust St.
Nesquehoning, PA 18240
Monroe County Transit Authority
134 M C T A Dr.
Swiftwater, PA 18370
Schuylkill Transportation System (STS)
300 S Centre St.
Pottsville, PA 17901
LCTA Frances Slocum Route
Martz Trailways is a family owned motorcoach company originally based out of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and has been in business for over 100 years. They serve Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, The Poconos, New York City, and Philadelphia. Departures are offered from multiple locations daily for those commuting to New York City. Martz also offers day tours, multi-day tours, PA and NJ casino services, and charters.
Tourism & Visitors Centers
In NEPA, we take our leisure time seriously, and you can rest easy knowing that there are many resources available to help you prepare and plan for your precious time off.
NEPA’s Tourism Promotion Agencies have long championed the many quality of life amenities in our region. They are experts when it comes to NEPA’s things to do, hotels, events, restaurants, and more.
Consider using them as resources and if you are one of NEPA’s quality of life amenities or support services, please consider becoming a Tourism Promotion Agency member.
NEPA Visitors Bureaus
Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau
Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau
PA Resources for New Residents – https://www.pa.gov/guides/resources-for-new-residents/
Public Utility Information – www.puc.state.pa.us
Obtaining a PA Driver’s License or ID and Titling and registering your car – www.dmv.pa.gov