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The Department of Community and Economic Development’s mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians by supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth. With a keen eye toward diversity and inclusiveness, we act as advisors and advocates, providing strategic technical assistance, training, and financial resources to help our communities and industries flourish.

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Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the designated tourism promotion agency for Lackawanna County, and as a not-for-profit company has the sole mission of the promotion Scranton and all of Lackawanna County as a premier tourist destination and venue for meetings and conferences.

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FHLBank Pittsburgh

As an intermediary between global capital markets and local lenders, FHLBank Pittsburgh provides readily available liquidity, as well as affordable housing and community development opportunities, to members of all sizes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FHLBank Pittsburgh is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which was established by Congress in 1932 and serves as a reliable source of funds for housing, jobs and growth in all economic cycles. Membership in FHLBank Pittsburgh comprises commercial banks, insurance companies, credit unions and community development financial institutions throughout our district.

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Scranton Area Community Foundation

Scranton Area Community Foundation is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for all people in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the development of organized philanthropy. A public 501c3 community foundation, the Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change.

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Center City Print

Let your ideas come to life at Center City Print! Center City Print is Scranton's locally owned and operated, one-stop shop for printing and design. The Center City Print team is in the business of ensuring small businesses or non-profit organizations can thrive, making sure customers have access to the kind of printing services that will help advertise goods and services far and wide.

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University of Scranton

As Catholic and Jesuit, the University is called to engage the world as an avenue for exploration, wisdom and service. With the essential spirit of inquiry that makes us a university, we connect and apply learning and discovery with communities near and far, with the environment and with one another. With a unique caring and concern, we devote ourselves to service for and with others as a path to a deeper understanding of ourselves, and as a means of promoting justice.

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Derck & Edson

Derck & Edson provides quality planning and design services to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. We specialize in enhancing campuses, downtowns, and athletics. Our staff of dedicated landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and land planners provides the full range of design and technical capabilities necessary to carry a project through the entire design and construction process. Since the establishment of the firm in 1940, our dedication to satisfying clients’ needs for function, responsiveness, economy, and creativity has produced innovative and enduring design solutions.

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Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. Our mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful. Our vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania.

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Greater Honesdale Partnership

The Greater Honesdale Partnership works to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality of the greater Honesdale community.

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Downtown Hawley Partnership

The Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) is a volunteer-run organization made up of local businesses, organizations and individuals working to promote Hawley.

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NeighborWorks Northeastern PA

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development organization that has, for more than 40 years, helped to revitalize neighborhoods and improve lives throughout the region by addressing the housing needs in our community. The vision for strong, healthy neighborhoods is built on resident empowerment, neighborhood revitalization, sustainable homeownership, and public-private partnerships.

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NeighborWorks Association of PA

NeighborWorks Association of PA's mission is to promote stable, vibrant communities by providing our neighbors with comprehensive homeownership services, envisioning a future in which homeownership is affordable, attainable and sustainable for those who have historically faced barriers and injustice.

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Johnson College

This private, two-year college, offering 17 associate degree and 4 academic certificate programs, focuses on providing students with the technical skills and general education needed to succeed in a demanding, industry-driven world. Since its founding in 1912 as a trade school, it has evolved to college status. Its programs remain current as a result of keeping up with ever-changing technology. An experienced, dedicated faculty bring years of industry experience into the classroom from the world of industry. The average student to faculty ratio is 9:1 allowing for a more personalized learning environment.

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Pennsylvania One Call System

One Call was created as a sub-committee of the Pittsburgh Public Service Coordinating Committee in 1968. Operations were established in September 1972 and the service covered 6 utilities serving Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In April 1975, Act 287 (1974) went into effect requiring excavators to call before digging, and expanded the service area to 11 counties.

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City of Pittston

Pittston City is a city in Northeastern Pennsylvania between the cities of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Located on the beautiful banks of the Susquehanna River, Pittston City is the gem of the Wyoming Valley.

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Scranton Tomorrow

Scranton Tomorrow is a 501 c(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan community and economic development organization working to establish Scranton as the premier urban center of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The mission of Scranton Tomorrow is to mobilize resources to enhance a vibrant environment for Scranton residents, businesses, and visitors.

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Downtown Pittston Partnership

The Downtown Pittston Partnership is a non-profit organization created to focus on advancing the revitalization of Downtown Pittston by promoting activities, programs and aesthetic improvements that benefit businesses, residents and visitors. We strive to protect, promote and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by those who live and work in Pittston.

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Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

The Pocono Mountains offers four seasons of endless fun and a tremendous variety of diversions, such as luxurious resorts, fun things to do for the whole family, outdoor adventures, bed and breakfasts and more.

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City of Scranton

Scranton’s convenient location makes it the perfect City to live and work from. Live in a City with the feel of a small community and still just a two hour drive to Philadelphia and New York City. Looking to take a family beach trip? The Jersey shore is a few hours away by car. Scranton’s location makes it the perfect place to raise a family.

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Downtown Redevelopment Services

DTRedevelopment is an experienced municipal planning consulting firm that specializes in revitalizing downtown or commercial corridors, Main Streets, and small and rural communities. Services are aimed at breathing new life into communities throughout the US and Canada.

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PNC Bank

For more than 170 years, PNC has been committed to providing clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. PNC is proud of their longstanding history of supporting not only their customers but also their communities, employees and shareholders.

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PA Small Business Development Centers

The Pennsylvania SBDC provides consulting services and business training to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-on-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.

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Grow with Google

Now more than ever, Americans need digital skills to land the jobs they want, advance their careers, and grow their businesses. Grow with Google aims to help by providing training, tools and expertise. Since 2017, more than nine million Americans1 have grown their businesses and careers with help from Grow with Google’s trainings and in-person workshops. And through a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations1 - including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits—more people across the country have access to our online tools and flexible programs.

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United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA

As a nonprofit agency, UNC is dedicated to meeting the needs of local low-income families, seniors, youth, and new immigrants while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. To achieve this work, UNC encompasses five programmatic departments (Community Services, Children and Teens, Community Education, Community Revitalization, and Community Health and Aging) and a Housing/Community Development Corporation. Through this diverse programming, UNC uses an innovative wrap-around approach to address the emerging needs of the community it serves.

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Jon Stover & Associates

Jon Stover & Associates specializes in Economic Development Strategies to help create and support good places and communities where both customers and businesses want to be.

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PA Council on the Arts

The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania's communities through the arts.

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Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates is a chocolate company based in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The company was started by Gertrude Jones Hawk in 1936. Hawk began her career at the age of 12 after the death of her father. She took a job in a candy shop and later began making chocolates in the kitchen of her home in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Fine dining in beautiful downtown Pittston. Rikasa has a beautiful dining room that is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a family get-together, or a celebration with friends. The front bar is a perfect place to unwind after work, have a drink with friends, or celebrations of any kind! Dress is upscale casual so you will feel comfortable here in a nice pair of jeans or a suit/dress.

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Hello Social

Rooted in strategy and guided by a desire to make an impact economically, Hello Social Co. offers social media marketing services and resources primarily to destination and experience-driven businesses and organizations. Our agency’s work is guided by its Focus on Local Approach — an ethos for utilizing social media in a way that garners online attention to those destinations and experiences.

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