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Growing Bioscience in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Healthcare, education, government, private sector, and economic development leaders in NEPA have focused on growing bioscience employment within our region by capitalizing on the worldwide growth of this industry. The combined strength of the knowledge-based businesses, healthcare institutions, higher education institutions, entrepreneurs and researchers, located in the 8-county region provides the basis for the success of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Bioscience Initiative (NEPA RBI).

NEPA provides many built-in advantages to any business, particularly to the bioscience industry. Healthcare and higher education institutions' responsiveness to company needs are focused on technical training programs. These assets allow opportunities for bioscience-based companies to collaborate with different firms within the industry. NEPA's location in relation to major East Coast markets is an advantage, combined with our lower costs of living and doing business.

Lackawanna
Luzerne
Monroe
Pike
Schuylkill
Susquehanna
Wayne
Wyoming

RBI Facts

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FACT #1:

More than $2 Million in NIH funding has been attracted to NEPA within the last five years.

FACT #2:

Companies including Sanofi Pasteur are currently doing business in NEPA at a cost of 26.5% less than if operating in New York and 21.1% less than in Philadelphia.

FACT #3:

FedEx and UPS are operating refrigerated distribution facilities in NEPA due to our location, labor and operating costs.

FACT #4:

32.3% of NEPA’s population is over the age of 65, providing companies with an available pool of patients for equipment and pharmaceutical testing.

FACT #5:

Companies providing specialty healthcare services can capitalize on $1 Billion of annual patient care revenue currently leaving the NEPA region.

Testimonials

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NEPA presents a unique opportunity for bioscience companies to capitalize on the region’s intellectual resources and geographic proximity to major metropolitan areas.

John P. Wiercinski
Regional VP for Geisinger Health System

The key reasons for our success in distribution in Northeastern Penn. are we are located within 5 hours of all major cities in the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas, low overhead, low taxes and an inspired workforce.

Ray Lick
Wilkes Barre Regional Manager, Henry Schein

This area’s great access, combined with a dedicated and highly productive workforce, has helped Benco Dental become the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.

Rick Cohen
Managing Director, Benco Dental

It is undeniable that our northeastern region has a wealth of diverse bioscience resources.

Jerry Musheno
Vice President, Project /Program Administration, Maximus

The rapid growth and success of this region has provided BioSpectra will a skilled labor force and contributed to our own growth.

Dora Meissner
BioSpectra

Questions?

For more information,
contact:

Penn's Northeast

John L Augustine III

President/CEO

(570) 883-0504

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Amy Luyster

Assistant Vice President,
The Scranton Plan

(570) 342-7711