Our PREP partner provides wonderful well-prepared sessions that are integral to the manufacturing sector in the northern tier region.Keystone North, Inc.
Karen J Russell
In 2013, Northern Tier Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) partners continued to build on their longstanding collaboration through their collective work serving the Northern Tier.
PREP is a statewide network of partners that work in concert to deliver vital business assistance services across 10 regions of Pennsylvania. The PREP network consists of hundreds of trained and experienced experts who can offer assistance and resources to local enterprises. PREP’s one-on-one counseling, specialized workshops, online training, and financial incentives make it one of the most coordinated and respected networks in the nation. PREP makes it easier to learn what public and private sector resources can be quickly harnessed to meet individual and company needs.
In the Northern Tier, the PREP network of partners includes the Progress Authority, Tioga County Development Corporation, Sullivan County Planning and Development, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) from the University of Scranton and Wilkes University, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, Penn State’s PennTAP, and NTRPDC, which serves as the regional coordinator. Working together daily in a coordinated fashion, the Northern Tier PREP network is able to help achieve solutions to real-world problems for start-up enterprises and established businesses.