Grow in Lackawanna County

Mentoring, Training & Support

Your business is off the ground but where to go next? As a successful business owner, you are ultimately responsible for the choices made within your company, but we understand the importance of brainstorming with other professionals. When you’re looking to push your business further, peer-to-peer learning opportunities provide invaluable insight.

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  • logo_gat Governor’s Action Team
    The Governor’s Action Team (GAT) is a group of experienced economic development professionals that serves as a single point of contact for companies looking to grow their business operations in Pennsylvania. It provides helpful, reliable resources and insight through a myriad of programs, publications and more.
  • Institute_logo15GrayThe Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development (The Institute)
    The Institute is prepares studies and conducts research for public, private and nonprofit entities to identify solutions, strategies, to facilitate decision making that enhances growth, profitability, revitalization, and sustainability of their business or organizations. The Institute is a partnership of nine colleges and universities with offices in northeastern Pennsylvania and has served clients in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, and the federal government. The Institute also produces community based research which can be found at
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)
    The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center provides world-class consulting services to manufacturers throughout northeastern and northern Pennsylvania. NEPIRC works with its clients on consultative engagements designed to address their unique challenges and maximize their profitability.
  • logo_sbdc Small Business Development Center
    The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides growing businesses the tools they need to assist with expansion, manage growth, and put them in the best place for future expansion and success. Experienced SBDC consultants are available to meet with you, learn more about your business and help you get the results you need.
“I’m glad to have people like Keith and the rest of the Scranton SBDC in our corner.” – Tim O’Grady, Jive Jerky