The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), in partnership with BlackOut Design, Coal Creative and Design Done Right, has established the Get Connected program to assist businesses within Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, or Wayne counties with their development of e-commerce platforms. Eligible firms will receive e-commerce technical assistance. In its role as the administrator of the program, the NEPA team will vet businesses for eligibility and connect the business with one of the above local consultants to develop e-commerce platforms that support online sales. The program is designed to assist businesses in their adapting to current market trends and generating sales and clients during the pandemic. Furthermore, the program will assist in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 by lowering the amount of face-to-face contact and encouraging social distancing while allowing business owners to operate during the pandemic.
Get Connected is seeded with Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Engage! Program funds and continued with funds from the Lackawanna County American Rescue Plan Act Program.