NEPIRC has several partnering agencies that may be able to provide you with additional information, assistance or add value to your business.  A link provided on this page may provide you with an alternate source of potential solutions to your companies needs.

PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED)

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP)

The Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) is designed to encourage regional coordination in economic development efforts, yielding superior customer service to the business community and a comprehensive, efficient statewide economic delivery strategy.  NEPIRC participates in three PREP regions.  Below is a list of PREP partners that provide services in our region.


Berwick Industrial Development Association

Pike County Economic Development Authority

CAN DO, Inc.

Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry

University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Monroe County Industrial Development Authority

Wayne Economic Development Corporation

Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance

Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission

Tioga County Development Corporation

Progress Authority

University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Sullivan County Planning and Development Office

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Penn State Small Business Development Center

Berwick Industrial Development Association, Inc. (BIDA)


Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation

SEDA-Council of Governments

Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth