COVID-19 Federal, State, & Local Economic Assistance Program Updates

WEDCO is monitoring economic conditions in Wayne County as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  We will update our web site with programs that businesses can use to ensure continuity in operations during this outbreak.  Here you will find links to programs offering businesses low interest loans, changes to Federal and State Programs that can assist your employees, and other information in this rapidly changing situation.  WEDCO is operating on its regular schedule and is ready to assist Wayne County businesses in partnership with the County, DCED, Northeast Pennsylvania Alliance, Chamber of the Northern Poconos, Greater Honesdale Partnership, Penns Northeast and other partners.  Our assistance programs page can be found 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.

Business Assistance - Wayne County Economic Growth Fund

The Wayne County Commissioners, in partnership with Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), announce a new 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 $2,500 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.

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Stourbridge Project

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, just bring a laptop and something to work on.

 

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The Pennsylvannia Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOEZ) program offers low or no taxes for qualified companies relocating or expanding to the Sterling Business & Technology Park.  The Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program. The KIZ Program, creates designated geographic zones to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by aligning the combined resources of educational institutions and the private sector. For more information, call us at 570-253-5334.

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Sterling Business & Technology Park is KOZ & KIZ Certified

The Pennsylvannia Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOEZ) program offers low or no taxes for qualified companies relocating or expanding to the Sterling Business & Technology Park.  The Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Program. The KIZ Program, creates designated geographic zones to foster innovation and create entrepreneurial opportunities by aligning the combined resources of educational institutions and the private sector. For more information, call us at 570-253-5334.

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Pocono Mountain Film & TV

Pocono Mountain Film & TV produces the 30 minute television magazine show "Wallenpaupack Life".  Jason Cline is the producer.  To learn more call us at 570-218-4226.  Several other shows are in the works for 2017.

River Rock Communications

River Rock Communications, LLC is a boutique firm founded on the belief that strong, well-defined, targeted public relations and marketing communications can resolve business challenges.  Visit riverrockcom.com to learn more.

Bresset & Santora, LLC.

Bresset & Santora, LLC., was formed November 2005 and combined we have more than 75 years of experience in commercial litigation, business workouts, restructuring, business financing, transfers, mergers and acquisitions.   We have handled matters in more than 20 states and the Virgin Islands.   During that time we have also served as consultants to other members of the bar, state and federal legislatures and businesses in those areas of law.

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