The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), in partnership with BlackOut DesignCoal 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. 

Interested businesses please see below to apply. For additional information, contact Kurt Bauman or click here.

Lackawanna County

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.


Business Address(Required)
Is your business located in an urban, suburban, or rural community?(Required)
Is your business located on a main street or downtown location in your community?(Required)
Preferred Get Connected Vendor(Required)
Do you have an existing website?(Required)
Does product/pricing exist online?(Required)
Does your business have all applicable licenses/registrations to sell products in Pennsylvania and other states?(Required)
Is your small business considered a disadvantaged business enterprise?(Required)
Is you business considered a family business or passed down from prior generations?(Required)
Do you have website log ins?(Required)
Do you have a domain and hosting provider?(Required)
Is your domain registered?(Required)
Is your business using a third-party e-commerce platform? Example firms include Shopify, Etsy, Grubhub?(Required)
Do you currently use social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter) to market your business?(Required)
Are you using web analytics on your website?(Required)
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