Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Coordinator Locations

There are 29 KIZ regions located in Pennsylvania. Contact your coordinator to find out if your business is eligible for the KIZ Tax Credit program.

Keystone Innovation Zone

Click on the regions or icons in Pennsylvania to see contact information about each Keystone Innovation Zone.

KIZ Quick Facts

Keystone Innovation Zones Inception to date 2016 Calendar Year
Jobs created 9,482 1,052
Jobs retained 25,194 2,408
Businesses assisted 7,011 59
PA graduates hired 2,960 323
Patents filed 2,667 155
Patents awarded 740 33
Software copyrights filed 173 15
Software copyrights awarded 82 5
Licenses granted 39,372 2,447
Licensing revenue $154,621,997 $29,489,057
New product innovations 1,438 179
RDT&E expenditures $879,251,417 $115,458,360
Leveraged funding $4,043,927,181 $166,621,804
Tax Credits Awarded (2006 to 2016) $135,813,642 $15,000,000

611 Corridor KIZ/also known as BioLaunch611+ KIZ

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • BioStrategy Partners

Counties in this Region

  • Montgomery
  • Philadelphia

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes and Aging
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • Temple University
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Lasalle University
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center

Beaver County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info

  • Robert A. Rice
  • 724.728.8610

  • 250 Insurance Street - Suite 300
  • Beaver PA 15009

Grantee

  • Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development

Counties in this Region

  • Beaver

Industries

  • Medical Devices

Educational Institutions

  • Geneva College
  • Robert Morris College
  • Penn State New Kensington
  • Beaver County Community College

Bucks County Biotechnology

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Inc.

Counties in this Region

  • Bucks

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Viral Hepatitus
  • Liver Cancer Research
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced & Diversified Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • Delaware Valley - College of Science and Agriculture
  • Drexel University - Institute for Biotechnology/Virology Research
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research

i2n-Ideas x Innovation Network

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Chester County Economic Development Council

Counties in this Region

  • Chester
  • Delaware

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Biotech
  • Information Technology
  • Homeland Security IT
  • National Defense IT
  • Performance Materials & Manufacturing
  • Advanced Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Care

Educational Institutions

  • Penn State-Great Valley
  • West Chester University
  • Villanova University
  • Widener University
  • Delaware County Community College

Erie

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Counties in this Region

  • Erie

Industries

  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Homeland Security

Educational Institutions

  • Gannon University
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Penn State Behrend
  • Edinboro University

Fayette-Washington

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Fay-Penn Economic Development Council

Counties in this Region

  • Fayette
  • Washington

Industries

  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Information Technology

Educational Institutions

  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn State University - Fayette

Greater Johnstown

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI)

Counties in this Region

  • Cambria

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Penn Highland Community College (three campuses)
  • Saint Francis University

Greater Oakland

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info

  • Justin Driscoll
  • 412.977.2128

  • 2000 Technology Drive
  • Suite 100
  • Pittsburgh PA 15219

Grantee

  • Pittsburgh Technology Council

Counties in this Region

  • Allegheny

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Speciality Chemicals
  • Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Horizon Technologies
  • Nanotech
  • MEMS

Educational Institutions

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carneige Mellon University

Greater Reading

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info

  • Gail Landis
  • 610.376.6766

  • 201 Penn Street
  • Suite 501
  • Reading PA 19601

Grantee

  • Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Counties in this Region

  • Berks
  • Lehigh

Industries

  • AMDM
  • Business Services
  • Life Science
  • High Tech

Educational Institutions

  • PSU Berks
  • Kutztown University
  • Albright College
  • Alvernia College
  • Reading Area Community College

Greater Susquehanna

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Rural Business innovation Corporation (RBI)

Counties in this Region

  • Columbia
  • Montour
  • Union
  • Northumberland

Industries

  • Information Technology (e-learning)
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Care
  • Wood Products
  • Diversified Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • Bucknell University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Bloomsburg University

Harrisburg Market

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Capital Region Economic Development Corporation

Counties in this Region

  • Dauphin

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing.
  • Business Technology Solutions

Educational Institutions

  • Hershey Medical Center
  • Penn State Harrisburg
  • Messiah College
  • Central Pennsylvania College
  • Harrisburg University
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Dickinson College
  • Shippensburg

Huntingdon County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info

  • Robert Reitman
  • 814.506.8287

  • Sill Business Incubator
  • 419 14th Street
  • Huntingdon PA 16652

Grantee

  • Huntingdon County Business & Industry, Inc.

Counties in this Region

  • Huntingdon

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology

Educational Institutions

  • Juniata College

I-99 Innovation Corridor

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County

Counties in this Region

  • Blair
  • Bedford
  • Centre

Industries

  • Materials Science & Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Information Sciences & Technology
  • Additive Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • Penn State University

Indiana County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Indiana County Office of Planning and Development

Counties in this Region

  • Indiana

Industries

  • Advanced/Diversified Manufactoring
  • Advanced Sustainable Energy
  • Homeland Security and National Defense
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences

Educational Institutions

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana County Campus of Westmoreland CC
  • Indiana County Technology Center

Lackawanna County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute dba TecBridge

Counties in this Region

  • Lackawanna

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Plastics
  • Information Technology
  • New Media
  • Back Office/Finance

Educational Institutions

  • Lackawanna College
  • University of Scranton
  • The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC)
  • Marywood University
  • Johnson College
  • Keystone College
  • Penn State University - Scranton

Luzerne County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute dba TecBridge

Counties in this Region

  • Luzerne

Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Plastics
  • Information Technology/New Media
  • Back Office/Finance

Educational Institutions

  • King's College
  • Wilkes University
  • Misericordia University
  • Luzerne County Community College
  • Penn State University - Hazelton
  • Penn State University - Wilkes-Barre

Navy Yard

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

Counties in this Region

  • Philadelphia

Industries

  • Power &
  • Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Communications & IT
  • Homeland Security
  • Life Sciences

Educational Institutions

  • Penn State University

Northwest Lancaster City

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • James Street Improvement District

Counties in this Region

  • Lancaster

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Communications & Information Technology
  • Agriculture & Food Processing

Educational Institutions

  • Franklin & Marshall College

Northwest PA

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Northwest PA regional Planning & Development Commission

Counties in this Region

  • Clarion
  • Crawford
  • Mercer
  • Warren

Industries

  • Clean Technology
  • Energy Conversion
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences

Educational Institutions

  • Allegheny College
  • Clarion University
  • University of Pittsburgh - Titusville
  • Thiel College
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Central

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Urban Innovation 21 (Formerly: The Hill House Economic Development Corporation)

Counties in this Region

  • Allegheny

Industries

  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Materials

Educational Institutions

  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Carlow University
  • Duquesne University
  • Point Park University

Pocono Mountains

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Center for Research and Economic Development

Counties in this Region

  • Monroe

Industries

  • Homeland Security
  • Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing

Educational Institutions

  • East Stroudsburg University

Southside Bethlehem

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation

Counties in this Region

  • Lehigh
  • Northampton

Industries

  • Financial Services/Information Technology
  • Opto/Micro Electronics
  • Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology
  • Life Sciences
  • Energy

Educational Institutions

  • Lehigh University
  • Northampton Community College

Tri-County

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission

Counties in this Region

  • Jefferson
  • Elk
  • Clearfield

Industries

  • Advanced & Diversified Manufacturing
  • Energy/Biomass
  • Information Technology

Educational Institutions

  • PSU DuBois
  • DuBois Business College
  • Jeff Tech

University City

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • University City Science Center

Counties in this Region

  • Philadelphia

Industries

  • Life Sciences Innovation
  • Information Technology
  • Nanotechnology

Educational Institutions

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Drexel University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Wistar Institute

Waynesburg

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info

  • Barb Kirby
  • 724.852.2965

  • 51 West College Street
  • Waynesburg PA 15370

Grantee

  • Greene County Industrial Development Corporation

Counties in this Region

  • Greene

Industries

  • Energy & Environmental Technologies
  • Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Information Technology & Communications

Educational Institutions

  • Waynesburg College
  • University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Westmoreland

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Economic Growth Connection

Counties in this Region

  • Westmoreland

Industries

  • Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Bio-Medical
  • Information Technology

Educational Institutions

  • Saint Vincent College
  • Seton Hill University
  • Penn State University - New Kensington
  • University of Pittsburgh -- Greensburg
  • Westmoreland Community College

Williamsport/Lycoming

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • Innovative Manufacturer's Center (IMC)

Counties in this Region

  • Lycoming

Industries

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Information Technology

Educational Institutions

  • Lycoming College
  • Penn College of Technology

York

KIZ Coordinator & Contact Info


Grantee

  • York County Economic Alliance

Counties in this Region

  • York

Industries

  • Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Information Sciences
  • Food Sciences

Educational Institutions

  • York College
  • PSU York
  • Harrisburg Area Community College - York Campus

KIZ Facts

  • As a component of the Rendell Administration’s Economic Stimulus Plan, the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) program (2004) was designed to address the lack of entrepreneurial activity and knowledge economy growth around Pennsylvania’s research and development clusters.
  • These KIZs were established around institutions of higher education located in both rural and urban regions and focus on utilizing Pennsylvania’s institutions of higher education as economic drivers.
  • Each KIZ contains different partnerships from their region that include, but not limited to economic development providers, local governments, financial institutions and venture capitalists.
  • Each KIZ focuses on its region’s individual competitive target industries.
  • The 29 KIZs located throughout Pennsylvania serve both rural and urban regions and are partnered up with over 91 institutions of higher education (IHE) that range from research universities to local community colleges.
  • Since inception, the KIZ program has assisted in the creation of more than 9,000 jobs and leveraged more than $4 Billion in funding.

Funding

Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) $17,480,525
Keystone Innovation Zone Companion Programs
Keystone Innovation Grant (KIG) Technology Commercialization $9,864,427
Keystone Innovation Zone Starter Kit (KISK) Faculty Recruitment $11,500,229
TOTAL: $21,364,656
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