Partnerships

Susquehanna County’s business friendly environment includes partnerships between the following agencies and organizations:

CBPA
Progress Authority,1 Progress Plaza, Suite 3,Towanda, PA 18848
1-888 263-0937 or 570 265-0937 or by FAX 570 265-0935 www.cbprogress.org
Susquehanna County has formed an alliance with the Progress Authority in Towanda, PA to assist in the
process of economic development for the County.

Susquehanna County Department of Planning
County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-4600, ext. 290 susqplan@susqco.com
Facilitates the orderly development of the county through comprehensive planning and review of subdivision
and land development proposals.

Susquehanna County Conservation District
County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-4600, ext. 280 soil@susqco.com, www.suscondistrict.org
Reviews earth disturbance plans and NPDES permits for site development. Offers information and education on erosion control methods.

USDA-Rural Development
1 Hollowcrest Complex, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-4157
Administers finance programs that offer low interest loans and grants to stimulate economic development. These include the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee program, and RBEG, RBOG, IRP, REDLG, & VADG programs.

Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension
County Office Building, 31 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278–1158 susquehanna.extension.psu.edu
Provides easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University through educational programs, publications, and events.

University of Scranton Small Business Development Center
The University of Scranton Harper-McGinnis Wing Room
558, St., Thomas Hall, Scranton, PA 18510-4639
(570) 941-7588 sbdc.scranton.edu
Offers free and confidential management consulting services, including how to write a business plan, education
and information services.

ASSETS-Trehab Program
10 Public Ave., PO Box 366, Montrose, PA 18801
(570) 278-5228
Offers self-employment training support for persons with limited resources. Provides hands-on, practical
training, peer mentoring and a support network.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Suite 200 22 East Union Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 819-4002 www.nep.benfranklin.org
Works each year with a number of clients with strong potential to create or retain technology-related jobs that positively impact the region’s economy.

Endless Mountains Heritage Region
10 Park Street, Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-1528 emhr@epix.net, www.endlessmountainsheritage.org
Promotes historic development, tourism, recreation, economic development, cultural development, agriculture, community planning and implementation, through local non-profit organizations.

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau
PO Box 797 712 Route 6 East, Tunkhannock, PA 18657
(570) 836-5431 emvb@epix.net, www.endlessmountains.org Promotes tourism opportunities in the Endless Mountains. Distributes tourism information for the four county region.

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission
312 Main Street, Towanda, PA 18848
(570) 265-9103 www.northerntier.org
Provides business loans, international trade assistance, government procurement assistance, information technology development, entrepreneurial assistance, and workforce development.

PA Career Link
TrehabLearning Center, 18 Main Street, Great Bend, PA 18821
(570) 879 – 8730 www.pacareerlink.state.pa.us
Provides one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers and employers.