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DRIVE Economic Development

DRIVE is the economic development organization for Columbia & Montour counties in central Pennsylvania.

DRIVE Growth

The region’s assets and DRIVE’s resources combine to support existing business and encourage new development.

DRIVE Partnerships

DRIVE collaborates with area agencies to promote business, tourism, and growth


Establishing new businesses, working with current companies to create family sustaining jobs.

Welcome to DRIVE – Driving Real Innovation for a Vibrant Economy!

DRIVE was created to take a regional approach to economic development in the Susquehanna Valley. The commissioners of Montour and Columbia County formed DRIVE as a council of governments to provide professional staff for project management as well as create a forum for communication and coordination of economic development activity.

Our Investors

DRIVE Services

The professional staff at DRIVE will help you navigate the path to establishing or growing your business in the Susquehanna Valley. Put our connections & expertise  to work for you.

  • Site tours
  • Site selection
  • Project management
  • Funding Incentives

From site selection, work force data, zoning & permitting, transportation, & logistics, DRIVE can shepherd your project from beginning to end. We have established relationships with municipal and state government, marketing & site selection teams, as well as business and industry leaders. Put our expertise to work for your business.

We work closely with the Governor’s Action Team as well as local government officials to find low interest loans for land, buildings, and equipment, grants for infrastructure improvement, workforce training, as well as tax credits for new job creation or research & development.


We're happy to welcome Union, Snyder, and Northumberland Counties as members of DRIVE!

Please stay tuned as we work to update our website to reflect our larger regional mandate.