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Attracting Quality Employers to Northeastern Pennsylvania!


Penn's Northeast is Northeastern Pennsylvania's regional economic development agency, dedicated to attracting quality employers to the region.

Proudly serving Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne counties!

Who is Penn's Northeast?


Penn’s Northeast (PNE) is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s regional non-profit economic development agency, dedicated to attracting quality employers to our region. 


Created by a coalition of private business leaders, utility companies, local economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and governments to promote Northeastern Pennsylvania’s collective assets, Penn’s Northeast facilitates the creation and retention of quality jobs by marketing Northeastern Pennsylvania to the world, and by providing site selection and incentive financing assistance to businesses, real estate brokers, developers, and site selection consultants.


The organization serves as a single regional point of contact for businesses looking to relocate to or expand within Northeastern Pennsylvania, functioning as a liaison between local development partners, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and businesses seeking new facilities.


PNE was created to perform a specific set of responsibilities — collaborative external marketing and site selection assistance — on behalf of its member organizations.


Penn's Northeast was created with the knowledge that Northeastern Pennsylvania is a large and varied region. Consequently, the organization works hard to be responsive to its diversity of strengths, to its geography, and to its stakeholders.


PNE is funded through annual contributions from its members and investors.


The organization maintains a staff of two:


John L. Augustine III - President/CEO

Rachel Antosh Hawk - Marketing Director

Site Selection Services

The purpose of Penn’s Northeast (PNE) is to raise awareness, stimulate interest, foster relationships, and keep Northeastern Pennsylvania on the minds of site selectors, brokers and companies interested in expanding or relocating their businesses.


As a first point of contact, PNE can promptly provide regional information to potential prospects. PNE helps them define their needs, identify potential sites, provide them with demographic and salary information, and connect them with other economic development groups and chambers of commerce in specific areas of interest. PNE also arranges site tours throughout the region.


Northeastern Pennsylvania's story always begins with the region’s key assets:


  • Only a two-hour drive from New York and Philadelphia.
  • Five major interstate highways run directly through NEPA.
  • More than 1 million residents live in the region.
  • Over twenty colleges and universities with 40,000 enrolled students.
  • A skilled and reliable labor force.
  • Lower utility and living costs.
  • High quality of life and year-round outdoor activities in a safe and family-friendly region



In other words, Penn's Northeast is here to help introduce you and your business to Northeastern Pennsylvania, a unique region with countless possibilities, where economic growth and prosperity intersect with a wonderful quality of life!



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