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 Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties 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.
Glen Raven, Inc., owner of Sunbury Textile Mills, announced today that it will donate the building to DRIVE. Glen Raven is also donating two vacant parcels to the City of Sunbury. Glen Raven announced in June 2020 that it would be closing the Sunbury Textile plant as...
In partnership with the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center, DRIVE has opened a new business incubator at its office building in Danville. Modeled after the successful Bucknell SBDC Startup Lewisburg incubator, Startup Danville creates a new location...
The Sunbury Train Station is being reborn as an antique marketplace this fall, initially hosting 25 vendors. The new business was featured in The Daily Item on Friday October 16th in an article by Francis Scarcella. Sunbury Station co-owner and DRIVE Board member Jeb...
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.
DRIVE Wirless Network
Led by DRIVE, the network provides the necessary infrastructure to easily and economically distribute internet service throughout the region to business and residential customers. Learn more and sign up for high speed internet today!
Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone
The DRIVE Forward Initiative brings together members of our community to work collaboratively on regional issues and projects.
The StartUp Danville small business incubator is a home for innovators minutes from downtown Danville.