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Kitty Hawk Technologies Receives $25 Million Navy Contract to Provide Support Services

Kitty Hawk Technologies, an engineering services firm based in Honesdale, was recently awarded a $25 million contract by the Navy to provide mission engineering and analysis support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division. Under this five-year contract, Kitty Hawk will provide advanced analysis of the capabilities of current and future Navy combat systems to defeat any existing or anticipated threat. “The political and military leadership of our nation must have confidence in the ability of the fleet to fight and win in any contested water throughout the world. Kitty Hawk and our government partners are providing insight into the capabilities, potential gaps, and tactics that will ensure that the Navy can consistently win,” says Dave Suhosky, Kitty Hawk’s President.

Congratulations Sutphen East Corporation! WEDCO's 2022 Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year, through enterprising spirit, determination and creativity, helps invigorate Wayne County’s economy, promotes job creation or retention, and enriches the County’s character and uniqueness. Julie Sutphen Phelps, president of Sutphen East Corporation, accepted the award on behalf of the fire truck manufacturer.  Joining her were Sutphen East’s Treasurer Steven Phelps and General Manager Darryl Rhyne. Sutphen East Corporation was founded on November 18, 1988. The Sutphen family, have a rich history and dedication to building quality fire vehicles and apparatus. Sutphen East specializes in pumpers and tankers and provides their Ohio-based affiliates an East Coast presence. To learn more visit

Wayne County Economic Growth Fund Grant Program to Assist Businesses and Non-Profits

The Wayne County Commissioners, in partnership with Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), are excited to present this funding option for business development; The Wayne County Economic Growth Fund. This fund provides grants for undertaking activities that encourage and support economic growth and job creation. Through this program, businesses may be awarded a grant up to $5.000 for eligible projects or up to $10,000 for the purpose of paying eligible loan fees. The grants have private investment match and job creation requirements. For more information, click on "Financial Assistance" in the menu above or contact Mary Beth Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To download a PDF version of the application, click here.

Lot 2 Land Development Plans for a 20,000 SF Building Site Approved

Sterling Township Approved the Land Development Plans for Lot 2 in the Sterling Business & Technology Park. The 3.42 acre property is approved for a 20,000 SF Building and 49 parking spaces. The lot features frontage along SR 191 and Innovation Drive and can be used for warehouse, manufacturing, technology or office space. Storm water permits are in place and the lot is shovel ready, just pick-up a building permit from Sterllng Township and begin construction. Lot 3 features a building pad and storm water controls and is approved for a 40,000 SF Sewer, water, broadband, and power are located at the property line. The Sterling Business & Technology Park is located at Exit 17 on I-84 just north of the Interstate. To visit the web site click here.

Save the Date - Wayne Economic Development Corporation's Annual Dinner - May 18th, 2023

The Wayne Economic Development Corporation is holding its Annual Meeting & Dinner on Thursday, May 18th beginning with a reception at 5:00 pm followed by Dinner at 6:30 pm. This event will be held indoors instead of the outside pavilion and moves back to the Spring of 2023. The event will be held in the Bryn Mawr Conference Center at Bryn Mawr in Honesdale, PA.  This year's featured speaker is TBA. The evening also includes a silent auction with many unique items donated by local businesses.  Check back for additional information as we get closer to the event.  Please RSVP by calling 570-253-5334 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stourbridge Project Co-Working Area, Business Space, and Entreprenuerial Learning Center

The Stourbridge Project is a coworking space and business incubator that helps to support rural entrepreneurs by creating a space for people to meet, work, and share ideas. Located at 646 Park Street in Honesdale, the free coworking space is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. The Project features graphic design software, animation and film editing software, solidworks to create 3D objects, ARC GIS for mapping projects, ProTools for audio and music creation, and 3D Printers. Operated by WEDCO, the space features an urban industrial feel while providing professional workspace and meeting areas. A digital media studio is in progress as well as a training room on the first floor. Everyone is welcome. To visit the web site click here.

New Member Spotlight

The Human Resources Foundation provides financial support to the programs and services of the Human Resources Center (HRC) which first opened its doors in October 1973. It was important to those who founded HRC to secure continued opportunities for their loved ones and their community. Over the course of the last four decades, HRC has expanded to a staff of over 400 caring and dedicated individuals. They continue to provide individualized support and services to individuals with disabilities throughout Northeast Pennsylvania while promoting meaningful life choices and community inclusion.

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