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Penn’s Northeast Creatively Submits Six Sites for Amazon’s 2nd Headquarters

Avoca, Pa – Penn’s Northeast (PNE), a regional economic development agency submitted six sites throughout Northeastern PA, in response to Amazon’s H2Q RFP. In addition to sending the response, PNE worked with area colleges and universities, as well as local businesses to develop a creative way to deliver the response.

The goal of responding to Amazon is to let companies across the globe know that Northeastern PA is open for business and has many regional assets to offer.

Image of Amazon boxes on a table with bookmarks visible

The six locations include Glenmaura Corporate Center in Lackawanna County, Arcadia North Business Park in Monroe County, Highridge Business Park in Schuylkill County and CANDO Corporate Center Phase II, Earth Conservancy and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport – all in Luzerne County.

PNE worked with students from the Allan P. Kirby Center at Wilkes University as well as employees from Keystone Automation to come up with a creative response. A large metal container was fabricated and engraved with the Amazon Prime logo.

In addition, the top 13 reasons as to why Amazon should locate to Northeastern PA were included in a second mailing. Citing a 2015 Cornell University study that listed NEPA as the worst place to be during a zombie apocalypse, a zombie survival kit was sent along with a promise to provide every future employee a survival kit should Amazon choose to locate here.

Photo inside a box that contains a Zombie kit and other documentsPenn’s Northeast serves as the single point of contact to assist brokers, site selectors and companies with all of their location needs. PNE provides real estate (land & building) options, workforce and employee recruitment, financial incentives, and additional assistance as needed.

The organization’s goal is to attract quality employers to Northeastern PA and enhance the region’s economy through new investments, job creation and increasing the amount of potential business opportunities for regional businesses through targeted business recruitment and unique lead generation activities.

Penn’s Northeast is a public/private partnership of agencies dedicated to assisting businesses interested in locating within Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Schuylkill and Wayne Counties.

For more information about Penn’s Northeast, please visit Penn’s or call 570-883-0504.

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