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.
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.