Poised as a hub of innovative business activity, northeastern Pennsylvania offers an abundant workforce, low operating costs, accessibility, booming business climate and superior quality of life.
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Northeast, the Greater Scranton region has a diversified economic base suitable for many industries. Currently home to major manufacturing, distribution and back-office centers, Scranton has established an infrastructure suitable for many industries interested in locating in the Boston-Washington metropolitan corridor.
Major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia, New York, Northern New Jersey, Harrisburg and Syracuse are within a two hour drive of Scranton. Five major interstate highways converge in Scranton, providing access to 80 million consumers within an overnight drive and 80% of the U.S. population within two days or less.
Greater Scranton offers one of the most affordable housing markets on the East Coast. Executive housing here is priced 30% less than homes in Philadelphia or Hartford and 50% less than Boston or Long Island.
Scranton’s sustained renaissance has roots in several factors that stand out to corporate decision makers. Quality education, from preschool through graduate school is one of the region’s top priorities. The region is served by 25 colleges, universities and technical schools enrolling more than 50,000 students within a one-hour drive. Nine of those institutions are located in Lackawanna County. High school graduation rates here are significantly higher than state and national averages and hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested into construction projects at local schools.
Scranton’s residents and its visitors enjoy a multitude of recreational activities year round. Whether you enjoy outdoor sports, shopping or cultural events, Scranton offers a variety of opportunities.