Economic Development

Local businesses are interested in providing services to the natural gas industry. This directory contains a listing of local companies that could potentially provide needed services.

The Central Bradford Progress Authority is an economic development organization serving Bradford and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania. We focus on direct projects involving Industrial Development, Small Business Development, Business Financing, Public Infrastructure Development, Site Preparation, Marketing, and Workforce Development for the benefit of our community. The CBPA has worked to address business needs and expansion opportunities through advocacy, funding assistance, and project facilitation since 1993.We own and operate the One Progress Plaza building in downtown Towanda, PA. We provide economic development technical assistance to address the needs of business. The staff of highly motivated professionals has established a track record of excellence in working with businesses. We have had great success in leveraging incentive grant programs with low-interest loan financing to provide attractive financing packages for business development projects, infrastructure upgrades and workforce development programs. The CBPA also provides a direct, experienced link between businesses and local, state, and federal funding sources and regulatory agencies.

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development (NTRPDC) is responsible for the administration of the Workforce Investment Act in Bradford and other surrounding counties throughout the region. NTRPDC works with organizations to address the growing need for a skilled workforce. One component of workforce development is finding ways to help youth become aware of opportunities in the workforce. Eligible youth are provided work experience and academic enrichment through our youth program and events such as Health Career Awareness Week are held to make students aware of careers in health care. NTRPDC works to foster a dynamic workforce system in the five-county service territory. This system offers life-long learning opportunities to workers, while providing new and expanding businesses in the region a ready and capable workforce.

Stone Mountain Inn on Keene Summit

Stone Mountain Inn gets its name from the Restoration of the place using the stone from the mountain to create a stone architectural retreat. Sit back and relax on the porch with multiple arches (a favorite place to enjoy the great outdoors), or shoot a game of pool in the stone billiards room, or gather with other guests in the common room near the stone chimney. But most of all, inspired by the love of stone work within the family, their descendents, and stone masons everywhere.