NEPA Alliance

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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NEPA Assist Tom's Flooring Shop
Tom’s Flooring Shop is a flooring design and installation company in Childs, Pennsylvania, that has been in business since the 1990s. New ownership took over the business in 2023 and NEPA provided a loan through the SBA 504 program to assist the borrowers with the purchase of the real estate associated with the business purchase. The business has 3,000 square feet of space including a full showroom with displays of the many products that they have to offer including tile, hardwood, vinyl, and carpet. NEPA worked with Fidelity Bank as the partnering bank lender on the project.
NEPA Attends NADO & DDAA Conference
NEPA Alliance staff recently attended the 2024 NADO & DDAA Washington Conference that was attended by professionals from across the Appalachian region. The conference focused on regional development, the federal landscape, and the programs and policies that matter most to Regional Development Organizations and their stakeholders.
ARC Grant Assistance
NEPA held a media event with Congresswoman Susan Wild and Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers Inc (LVCC). LVCC continues to open centers in disadvantaged communities, ensuring the availability of high-quality child care for lower-income families. LVCC’s Carbon County Childcare and Early Education Expansion project is designed to expand early learning and child care programs in Carbon County for working families along with workforce training opportunities, creating a more robust workforce. LVCC has leased the former St. Joseph’s Regional Academy located in Jim Thorpe borough and retrofitted the building to accommodate classroom space needs. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) provided grant assistance for this project. The Pennsylvania Appalachian Development Office within DCED, and NEPA Alliance provided technical assistance in support of this funding.
NEPA Assists Ashley Machine & Tool
NEPA assisted the business in purchasing a building, which contains over 43,000 of usable square footage and sits on approximately seven acres of land. NEPA provided two loans: one loan from NEPA’s internal Economic Development Administration (EDA) COVID-19 Relief funds and one loan from the PIDA loan program through the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) administered through NEPA. NEPA also worked with FNCB Bank as the partnering bank lender on the project.
NEPA Meets with Representative Barton
The NEPA Alliance Team met with Representative Jamie Barton to discuss NEPA’s programs and services in the Pennsylvania House District 176 and Schuylkill County. We thank you Representative Barton for taking time to meet with us and we look forward to a great working relationship. Pictured from left: Kate McMahon, Senior Transportation Servies Manager, NEPA Alliance; Representative Jamie Barton and Jeffrey Box, President & CEO, NEPA Alliance.
Regional Leadership Award
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance held a Networking Reception on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The Reception was attended by over 250 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 Phil Condon, CEO, Condron Sweda Advertising, for his contribution to the regional economy and involvement in the regional community of Northeastern Pennsylvania.