Regional Profile > Quotes & Testimonials


  • 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 five interstate highways that connect in northeastern Pennsylvania make it very easy for us to distribute our products to more than one third of North America's population overnight. 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 key reasons for our success in distribution in northeastern Pennsylvania are:

    • We are located within five hours of all major cities in the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas
    • Low overhead
    • Low taxes
    • An inspired workforce with a great work ethic
    • A hometown flavor
    • And more…
    Ray Lick, Wilkes Barre Regional Manager, Henry Schein

  • We have chosen to be located in the northeastern Pennsylvania region to better serve the pharmaceutical industry throughout the northeast. We are centrally located on the I80 corridor having convenient access to the metropolitan areas like Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The rapid growth and success of this region has provided BioSpectra will a skilled labor force and contributed to our own growth.

    Dora Meissner

 

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

Dora Meissner
BioSpectra

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

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

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

Jerry Musheno
Vice President, Project /Program Administration, Maximus

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