Executive Message

Year End Video ReviewThis past fiscal year 2013-2014 was one of many challenges and accomplishments.  We successfully added and expanded programming in several areas.

  • NEPA Business Development Programs successfully created or retained 925 jobs in our region.
  • NEPA’s Business Finance Center loaned over $1.5 million, leveraging another $2.5 million for business expansion in the region.
  • The NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation, our affiliate nonprofit corporation, is up and running as a Certified Development Company (CDC) by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and has approved three loans totaling $1,252,000 for job creation in the region.
  • The NEPA Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), started in May 2013, serves Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill Counties with transportation planning and has successfully adopted a TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) for 2015-2018.
  • NEPA manages the NEPA PREP Partnership (Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance), which is a collaboration of fourteen (14) economic development agencies within our region to receive state funding of over $1.2 million.
  • The Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) provided training or assistance to 344 nonprofit entities within our region.
  • NEPA continues to manage the Blue Ribbon Task Force supporting Tobyhanna Army Depot.
  • The NEPA International Business Development Program completed the year at 123% of its goal established by the Commonwealth Office of International Business Development.
  • NEPA’s government contracting program (PTAC) supported over 525 jobs from $71.6 million in government contracts awarded in our region.
  • NEPA has upgraded all of our websites and marketing materials for a fresh format.

These are a few of NEPA’s successes for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. This website chronicles the services that we provide to Business, Community and Government in Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne Counties.

We thank all of our volunteer Board Members and Committee Members for their service and dedication to making Northeastern Pennsylvania a great place to live, work and play.

We will continue to be an Alliance committed to community and economic development in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jeff Box
Mary Beth Wood
Jeffrey K Box
Board Chairperson
President & CEO
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