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– NEPA-accessing more than 95 million US and Canadian consumers within an overnight drive

Northeastern Pennsylvania is an ideal location for companies looking to locate within close proximity of major metropolitan markets. The area enjoys easy access to six major interstate highways; 78, 80, 81, 84, 380, and 476-serving more than 95 million US and Canadian consumers within an overnight drive.

Located at the crossroads of six interstate highways, Northeastern Pennsylvania provides ready access to the business and cultural centers of New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers direct service to many major areas including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Newark and Philadelphia.

For companies in need of rail service, Northeastern Pennsylvania offers a rail freight system that contributes to the success of many businesses. Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific serve the region and the Lackawanna County Rail Authority owns its own short line. The Lackawanna County Rail Authority will guarantee in writing a continuity of dependable freight service. 

Other airports in and serving the NEPA RBI region include:

Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (MPO)
The Pocono Air Center is the fixed-operator at the airport.
Phone: 570-839-6080

Hazleton Municipal Airport
200 Old Airport Rd.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-455-7641

Wilkes-Barre Wyoming Valley Airport
2001 Wyoming Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704-4336
Phone: 570-288-3257

Rail

For companies in need of rail service, Northeastern Pennsylvania offers a rail freight system that contributes to the success of many businesses. Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific serve the region and County Rail Authorities own their own short line.

The following rail carriers serve Northeastern Pennsylvania:

 

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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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 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

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

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

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