The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has been spearheading economic development in Lackawanna County since 1945

Economic development activities are implemented by The Scranton Plan, the marketing affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Built upon a platform of business attraction, sustainment and growth, the mission of The Scranton Plan is to create and retain jobs for Lackawanna County. With the help of two Chamber affiliates, the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) and the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE), The Scranton Plan is the driving force behind job creation and retention in Lackawanna County. Supporting relocating and expanding businesses, The Scranton Plan serves as a community development partner throughout the entire site selection process.

The Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and is organized as a not-for-profit industrial development corporation. SLIBCO, the national prototype for the community development corporation concept, has been responsible for the construction of 16 business parks and more than 3,000 acres, has completed seven built-to-suit and renovation projects totaling more than 1.2 million square feet and has spearheaded more than $1.94 billion in community investment.

The Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE) was formed to serve as a non-profit community banking arm, funding SLIBCO development projects.

The Scranton Plan, SLIBCO and LIFE team have enjoyed great success assisting relocating and expanding businesses to Lackawanna County and have won national awards for its economic development efforts.

Our experienced and dedicated staff of economic development professionals look forward to being your community partner, assisting you with all of your relocation and expansion needs

Greater Scranton Chamber 2017

Greater Scranton Chamber 2017

Greater Scranton Chamber 1945

Greater Scranton Chamber 1945

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE

1945

The Scranton Plan is developed

1945

SLIBCO is incorporated

1950

LIFE is incorporated

1963

Keystone Industrial Park

1967

Stauffer Industrial Park

1970

MetLife

1975

Montage Mountain

1983

Lackawanna Station Renovation

1984

Office Park at Montage

1986

Northrop Grumman
(Currently Crystal Windows & Door Systems)

1988

Prudential

1994

NatWest
(Currently Bank of America)

1994

Glenmaura Corporate Center

1995

Steamtown National Historic Site

1997

The Metro Tech Center
(Currently Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe)

2001

Jessup Small Business Center

2002

Scranton Enterprise Center

2003

Valley View Business Park

2008

Mount Pleasant Corporate Center

2012

The TekRidge Center

2017

Valley View Business Park Professional Plaza