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Core Partners

Our PREP partner provides wonderful well-prepared sessions that are integral to the manufacturing sector in the northern tier region.

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Karen J Russell
Northern Tier PREP | Ben Franklin Technology Partners

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners creates and retains highly paid, sustainable jobs by linking early-stage technology-based firms and established manufacturers with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation.


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Northern Tier PREP | Central Bradford Progress Authority

The Progress Authority is an economic development organization serving Bradford and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania. We focus on direct projects involving Industrial Development, Small Business Development, Business Financing, Public Infrastructure Development, Site Preparation, Marketing, and Workforce Development for the benefit of our community. The Progress Authority has worked to address business needs and expansion opportunities through advocacy, funding assistance, and project facilitation since 1993. We own and operate the One Progress Plaza building in downtown Towanda, PA.


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Northern Tier PREP | Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

NEPIRC’s mission is to provide regional manufacturers with the professional services they need to maximize their profitability and achieve their growth objectives, which in turn creates regional job opportunities.


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Northern Tier PREP | Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC)

NTRPDC is dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized businesses in our region succeed and grow. We provide technical assistance to help identify new opportunities for business growth, and offer financial assistance in the form of low interest loans to help fill the gap when businesses are looking for capital to start or expand.


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Northern Tier PREP | Penn State University’s, Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

PennTAP helps Pennsylvania companies improve their competitiveness by providing technical assistance and information to help resolve specific technical questions or needs. The program focuses on helping smaller firms that normally do not have the in-house expertise or resources to resolve specific technology questions or needs. PennTAP technical specialists assist small companies by providing technical advice, technical information, and connections to other expertise, resources, or programs.


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Northern Tier PREP | The Sullivan County Planning and Development Office

Sullivan County Commissioners have developed a variety of economic development tools to help business expansion and relocation. The LERTA program of local tax forgiveness can completely eliminate municipal, county and school district taxes for periods of up to 10 years. Other incentives include infrastructure improvement grants for water and sewer systems, spur roads and other site specific needs.


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Northern Tier PREP | The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center at The University of Scranton works to grow the economy of Northeastern Pennsylvania by providing entrepreneurs with the education, information and tools necessary to build successful businesses.


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Northern Tier PREP | Tioga County Development Corporation

Tioga County, conveniently located within a day's trip from nearly 80% of the US Population, is poised for growth and development and the Tioga County Development Corporation (TCDC) is ready to meet your economic needs. We are at the epicenter of the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Industry and home to the largest single owned Wind Farm in Pennsylvania! Natural Resources have always been our economic engines from coal and lumber to natural gas and wind energy.


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Northern Tier PREP | Wilkes University Small Business Development Center

We provide 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.


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Northern Tier PREP | Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce is to promote business retention, business growth, education, and tourism programs that enhance the business community resulting in the highest quality of life for present and future generations of area residents..


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