Regional Resources

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.

Business Resources

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

NEPA Alliance

Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Association

Penn’s Northeast

Small Business Development Center – The University of Scranton

Small Business Development Center – Wilkes University

Downtown & Main Street Organizations

Diamond City Partnership

Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress

Downtown Pittston Partnership

Pottsville Area Development Corporation

Scranton Tomorrow

Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association

Business Incubators

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

Scranton Enterprise Center

The Stourbridge Project

The TekRidge Center

Wilkes-Barre Connect


Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board

Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc.



Northern Tier Workforce Development Board

Pocono Counties Workforce Investment Area

PA CareerLink Offices

Carbon County

Columbia/Montour Counties

Lackawanna County

Luzerne County

Monroe County

Pike County

Schuylkill County

Susquehanna County

Wayne County

Wyoming County

Professional Development Organizations

Leadership Lackawanna

Wilkes-Barre POWER!

Leadership Wilkes-Barre

Public Resources

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.


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.

Public Transportation

  • 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

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.


Lackawanna State Park - Things to Do - DiscoverNEPA

Lackawanna State Park, North Abington Twp.

NEPA Visitors Bureaus

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau

Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Luzerne County Visitors Bureau

Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau

Additional Resources

PA Resources for New Residents –

Public Utility Information –

Obtaining a PA Driver’s License or ID and Titling and registering your car –

Find Your Next NEPA Adventure

Things to Do Map