a regional community
NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Federal and State grant assistance, Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Nonprofit Assistance, Transportation Planning and Research and Information.
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Trans. Improvement Program 2023-2026
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NADO & DDAA Annual Conference
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) held it's 2023 Annual Conference in Washinton, D.C. from March 12-15th. Sessions focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Regional Development Organizations and their stakeholders. NEPA Alliance President and CEO Jeffrey Box, DDDA Board Chair welcomed attendees to the Conference.
Representative Haddock Visits NEPA
Representative Jim Haddock, 118th District, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties visited NEPA for a meet and greet. NEPA staff was grateful for the time and opportunity to highlight the services and programs we have to offer. From left: NEPA Alliance President & CEO Jeffrey K. Box, Representative Jim Haddock, Kurt Bauman, Vice President Community & Economic Development Services Division and Stephen Ursich Vice President Business Development Services Division.
Arrow Studio & Events Receives Loan
Arrow Studio & Events, LLC, is a studio and event center that offers a rentable venue, open studio, and kitchen space for local residents, entrepreneurs, business owners, and industry associations. NEPA’s funds assisted Arrow in purchasing a property in downtown Pottsville to house their event center. NEPA received these funds from the USDA’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) fund, which encourages lending to small businesses in rural areas. The building is within proximity to local restaurants, bars, breweries, and coffeeshops/bakeries. Other funding assistance was provided by the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) and the Pottsville Redevelopment Authority.
Constantino's Catering Receives Funding
Constantino's Catering and Events Inc. is a full-service catering and events company. Larry Nichols, owner, will also be opening Bailey's Cafe and Suites on Main in Dalton, Pa. NEPA Alliance assisted with financing through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES ACT.
Annual Networking Reception 2022
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance held a Networking Reception on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA. The Reception was attended by over 300 business and community leaders from around the region. During the Reception, NEPA presented the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award. 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 the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) for their contribution to the regional economy and involvement in the regional community of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Pathways Consulting Group
Pathways Consulting Group will serve as the Software Implementation Partner for the ServiceNow Customer Service Management Platform for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, thanks in part to the work of the NEPA Alliance PTAC. Pathways Consulting Group is a ServiceNow elite partner whose primary office is located in Olyphant, Lackawanna County. Pathways has been serving their clients in industries ranging from banking, healthcare, high-tech, and supermarkets for over fifteen years. In 2020, Pathways decided to expand into the government space, and Pathways knew the NEPA Alliance PTAC could provide assistance.
Arrow Studio & Events Receives Loan
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) held a media event with Arrow Studio & Events, LLC. Arrow Studio & Events, LLC, is a studio and event center