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Penn's Northeast attracts
quality employers
to Northeastern PA

Who is Penn's Northeast?

Penn's Northeast (PNE) serves as Northeastern Pennsylvania's regional economic development agency for site selection consultants, real estate brokers, developers, and businesses looking to expand or locate to our 8 county region that includes Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, and Wayne counties.

Penns NE

In other words...

We help introduce businesses to Northeastern Pennsylvania, a unique region with countless possibilities where economic growth and prosperity intersect with a wonderful quality of life!


About Us

Penn's Northeast was created in 2002 by a coalition of private business leaders, utility companies, local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and governments to promote Northeastern Pennsylvania and its collective assets to the world.

Penn's Northeast's goal is to attract quality employers to Northeastern Pennsylvania by acting as an easy one- stop-shop for businesses looking to expand or locate to our region.

Our mission is to promote the region as a whole by raising awareness, stimulating interest, fostering relationships, and marketing Northeastern

Pennsylvania to site selection consultants, real estate brokers, developers, and businesses while acting as a liaison between local development partners, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the companies seeking new facilities.

As the first point of contact, Penn's Northeast promptly provides regional information to potential prospects by identifying buildings or sites, supplying demographic and workforce data, creating connections with economic development groups and workforce partnerships, and organizing site tours in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


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For more information on the benefits of becoming a partner of Penn's Northeast,

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Penn's Northeast Partners

Penn's Northeast's members and investors allow us to market Northeastern Pennsylvania as the #1 place to do business on the East Coast!


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Penn's Northeast Board Members

Penn's Northeast Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 22/23. The board term is 1 year.


Officers & Committee Chairs

Chairman of the Board

Andy Reilly

Luzerne County Office of Community Development

Vice Chairwoman of the Board

Kelly Gavin O'Brien

Berwick Industrial Development Association

Treasurer of the Board

Jaime Ryan

PNC Bank

Secretary of the Board

Brenda Sacco

Lackawanna County Office of Community Development

Marketing Committee Chair

Troy Bystrom

Wayne Economic Development Corp.

Finance Committee Chair

John Carmody

Wayne Bank

Personnel Committee Chair

Phil Amend

OneSource Staffing Solutions

Nominating Committee Chair

Bill Scranton

Scranton Family Office

Board of Directors

Doug Barbacci

Calex Logistics

Michelle Bisbing

Pocono Economic Development Corp.

Ronald Beer


Jeffrey Box

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance

Don Brominski

UGI Utilities, Inc.

John Cognetti

Hinerfeld Commercial Real Estate

Brian Coyne

SER Commercial Real Estate

Traci Cross

Pennsylvania American Water

Ryan Decker

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Allison Dennison

UGI Utilities, Inc.

Eric Esoda


Kathy Henderson

Carbon County Economic Development

James Hilsher

Mericle Commercial Real Estate

Joseph Kluger

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn

Joseph Lettiere

CAN DO, Inc.

Amy Luyster

The Scranton Plan

Michelle Mikitish

Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Jill Murray

Lackawanna College

Michael Narcavage

Southwestern Energy

Larry Newman

Diamond City Partnership

Tim O'Brien

Fidelity Bank

Ken Okrepkie

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Jens Pilz

Davis R. Chant Realtors

Matthew Sordoni

Sordoni Construction

Mary Beth Wood

Wayne Economic Development Corp.

Frank Zukas

Schuylkill Economic Development Corp.