Economic Development

Economic development activities are implemented by The Scranton Plan, the marketing affiliate of the Chamber. Built on business attraction, sustainment and growth, the mission of The Scranton Plan is to create and retain jobs for Lackawanna County.

With the help of two additional Chamber affiliates, the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) and the Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE), The Scranton Plan is the driving force behind job creation and retention in Lackawanna County. Supporting relocating and expanding businesses, The Scranton Plan serves as a community development partner throughout the entire site selection process.


The Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chamber and is organized as a not-for-profit industrial development corporation. SLIBCO, the national prototype for the community development corporation concept, has been responsible for the construction of 15 business parks and more than 3,000 acres, has completed seven built-to-suit and renovation projects totaling more than 1.2 million square feet and has spearheaded more than $1.94 billion in community investment.

2020 marked the 75th year of incorporation for SLIBCO. Learn more.

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The Scranton Plan and SLIBCO team have enjoyed great success assisting, relocating, and expanding businesses to Lackawanna County, winning national awards for its economic development efforts.

Our experienced and dedicated staff of economic development professionals look forward to being your community partner, assisting you with all of your relocation and expansion needs. Learn more and contact us today.