Start Up in Lackawanna County

Mentoring, Training & Support

From MetroAction to The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, we bring together the resources needed to develop your business. In the first months of startup, there are hundreds of decisions to be made, but why make them alone? Ready to get started? Please contact the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce at (570) 342-7711.

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
    In-house expertise is complemented by Ben Franklin’s extensive solutions network of advisors, service providers and investors.
  • logo_gatGovernor’s Action Team
    The Governor’s Action Team (GAT) is a group of experienced economic development professionals that serve as a single point of contact for companies in the early stages of growth. GAT 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
  • logo_metroaction MetroAction
    In conjunction with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, MetroAction offers a variety of training and business development programs to help start-up and existing businesses.
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC)
    NEPIRC provides world-class consulting services to manufacturers. 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 start-up companies the tools, guidance and advice they need to launch a successful business. This includes educational programs and no cost, one-on-one, confidential consulting services.
“The workforce here (Scranton) is very strong. The work ethic is fantastic. We feel a lot of our success as a company is due to the fact that our associates have a genuine concern about doing a great job for our customers. That’s what makes us successful in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” – Dick Kane, President, Kane Is Able