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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance has completed a draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS report outlines economic development strategies for Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne counties. The completion of the CEDS report is a requirement of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in order for the region to be considered for EDA funding. A thirty-day comment period commences on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, and will end on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
Anyone desiring to review the document may do so at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance offices located at: 1151 Oak Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640-3726 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on the web by clicking here. Comments may be submitted by email to email@example.com or in writing, addressed to Steve Zaricki at the above address.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Steve Zaricki at (866) 758-1929 or (570) 655-5581.
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Request for Proposals
Procurement Technical Assistance Center Event Planning and Educational Video Support Services
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s event planning and educational workshops.
Details and guidance for preparation of proposals is presented within the detailed scope of work. A complete RFP package may be obtained by clicking here or from:
Frank A. Migneco, Government Procurement Specialist
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance - PTAC
1151 Oak Street,
Pittston, PA 18640-3726
Tel: (570) 655-5581; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All proposals must be received at the NEPA office no later than 5:00 PM (EDT) on October 21, 2013. Responses are encouraged from firms qualified as small businesses or certified Minority / Woman / Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. NEPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NEPA Alliance Holds Annual Dinner
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance held its 49th Annual Dinner on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton, PA. The dinner was attended by over 160 business and community leaders from around the region.
During the dinner, NEPA presented the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award sponsored by M&T Bank. The award is presented to an agency, group or individual demonstrating a significant contribution to regional growth, development or cooperation within the seven county NEPA region. This year's award recipient was Eyewitness News.
The dinner's keynote address was presented by Robert G. Bee, Vice President and General Manager of WBRE-TV and digital services including community web portal Pahomepage.com and Pahomepage.mobi which serve the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Designated Market Area. Mr. Bee outlined several factors that make upcoming double digit growth in our region a high probability.
"Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania" -
A Great Success
NEPA's 15th Annual "Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania" was a great success. On Friday, September 27, 2013, 31 businesses from Northeastern Pennsylvania met with Pennsylvania's 21 Trade Advisors from around the world at the Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The 31 businesses generated 175 one-on-one meetings with these trade advisors. The size of these businesses ranged from small to large and included many industry sectors including food, electronics, plastics, mining, metals, consumer goods, defense and service related enterprises. The overwhelming consensus from participants was very positive. Businesses reported that their meetings with the trade advisors were productive and very informative. Some businesses left with new contact information and market leads in hand.
Pennsylvania Senator Lisa Baker was the guest speaker at the luncheon. Senator Baker spoke on the importance of International Trade to the Commonwealth's economy. The Senator mentioned that the Commonwealth's International Trade Program has helped many Pennsylvania businesses generate new international sales, which in turn helps employ Pennsylvania citizens. She also stated that the Commonwealth's International Trade Program is state of the art and a model that other states are evaluating to develop their own international trade programs.
Mr. Greg Driscoll, President of Blaschak Coal Corp, Mahanoy City, PA gave a presentation on The Future of Anthracite Coal. He explained there is $250 million in new investment in anthracite coal production and how mine operators must adhere to the new operating, safety and environmental rules. This new renaissance will increase the domestic and international market demand for anthracite coal, as well as add jobs in the industry.
To learn more about the International Business Development assistance, contact Michael Horvath at 570-655-5581 or 1-866-758-1929.