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

DRIVE Jobs

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

DRIVE Communications

The DRIVE Wireless Network delivers high-speed internet to customers across portions of five counties.

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.

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Glen Raven, Inc. Announces Donation of Sunbury Facility to DRIVE

Glen Raven, Inc. Announces Donation of Sunbury Facility to DRIVE

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...

DRIVE and Bucknell SBDC Partnering on New Danville Business Incubator

DRIVE and Bucknell SBDC Partnering on New Danville Business Incubator

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...

New Antique Marketplace Coming to Sunbury

New Antique Marketplace Coming to Sunbury

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...

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.

 

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

Companies that qualify for the program have the opportunity to earn up to $100,000 in tax credits, each eligible year.

DRIVE Forward

The DRIVE Forward Initiative brings together members of our community to work collaboratively on regional issues and projects.

Startup Danville

The StartUp Danville small business incubator is a home for innovators minutes from downtown Danville.

Our Investors

PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Electric Utilities
Bloomsburg University

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DRIVE is the economic development organization for Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties in central Pennsylvania.