PREP Region Northwest

The economic development partners in the Northwest PREP region, which include eight county economic development corporations, an incubator association, two industrial resource centers, three small business development centers, a local development district, a PennTAP office, one Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) office and two Workforce Investment Boards, have a long history of collaboration and allow easy access to services for the small businesses that dominate and drive the region’s economy. Eighty four percent of businesses in the area have fewer than 10 employees, and 94 percent have fewer than 100 employees. The partners are working more closely than ever through an effective information- and referral-sharing process, as well as other collaborative initiatives for relocating businesses.

Top Industries

  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail & Hospitality
  • Education Services
  • Finance & Insurance

Regional Employers