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The following sites provide information on doing business in Greater Hazleton and the surrounding area.

Local Sites

CAN DO, Inc. - non-profit economic development firm which owns Humboldt, McAdoo and Valmont Industrial Parks as well as the CAN DO Corporate Center. Free property search, downloadable maps, financing information, etc.

CAN BE - The Community Association for New Business Entrepreneurship helps today's entrepreneurs become tomorrow's business leaders. Home of the Greater Hazleton Business Innovation Center - Hazleton's entrepreneur incubator.

The City of Hazleton - the official site of the City of Hazleton, featuring an entire section dedicated to business attraction and retention, with information on grant and low-interest loan programs.

Greater Hazleton Partners In Education - helping promote workforce development in the Greater Hazleton area.

Hazleton Area School District - the official school district site.

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - since 1886, this family-owned newspaper has been keeping the people of the Hazleton area well informed. Updated daily!

Luzerne County - Luzerne County, Pennsylvania is full of opportunities. It's a wonderful place to live, work and visit. It has a rich history, a dynamic present and a promising future.

Economic Development Links

Ben Franklin Technology Partners - a statewide network that fosters innovation to stimulate Pennsylvania's economic growth and prosperity.

KOZ - The Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) initiative offers promise and hope to some of Pennsylvania’s neighborhoods by using a powerful incentive – no taxes.

Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (L/S WIB) - a private non-profit corporation that serves Workforce Investment Area # NE075, which combines both Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties into a Workforce Investment Area as designed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to implement programs established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). The L/S WIB, Inc. engages business, industry, education, economic development and community organizations to participate with the public workforce system to identify workforce challenges and develop strategies and solutions to address those challenges.

NEPA Chapter of SCORE - a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They have a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance - one of seven sub-state regional agencies that help coordinate economic development activities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

PA CareerLink - a cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job-seekers, employers and other Interested Individuals.

PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) - The mission of the DCED is to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life.

Penn’s Northeast - a partnership of public and private economic development agencies dedicated to helping businesses interested in locating here.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue - Its mission is to administer the tax laws of the Commonwealth in a fair and equitable manner.

Pennsylvania: Open for Business - Pennsylvania Open for Business is the result of the Commonwealth's effort to make Pennsylvania the easiest place in the world to start, sustain and expand a business.

POWER - Professionals Organized and Working to Enrich the Region (POWER) is an informal group of progressive-thinking professionals whose mission is to promote the region as a vital and pleasurable place to live, work and play.

PPL - A diverse energy company with holdings in electricity delivery and sales, electricity generation, natural gas, worldwide power and energy services.

Team Pennsylvania - To make Pennsylvania the national leader in job growth, Team Pennsylvania serves as a catalyst to retain and create jobs through a partnership of public and private sector leaders by identifying opportunities and applying cutting edge technology to advance its mission.

TechBridge - a regional collegial organization that collaboratively strives to create and embrace entrepreneurial opportunities with the purpose of growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania. The TecBridge focuses on harnessing the intellectual capital, energy, and passion of young professionals by tapping the abilities of business, academia, government, and economic development of technological, biomedical and natural resource related opportunities of the region, acknowledges those who excel in these areas, and supports the education of those who will lead the region’s knowledge based economy of tomorrow.

U.S. Small Business Administration - delivers loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses

Wall Street West - a federal- and state-funded initiative to develop a total back-up solution for companies in financial services, information technology and related industries through advancements in economic and workforce development

Wilkes University Small Business Development Center - provides free, confidential business consulting, training, and education supported by, strategic relationships and specialized programs through a team of experienced professional consultants dedicated and motivated to strengthen, enhance, and empower the small business community. - Using this regional search tool, job-seekers can find jobs, locate internships and post resumes, while employers can post available positions and browse resumes.