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Our Communities

Welcome to DRIVE, the home of economic development and innovation for Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties! We’re known for our rural beauty and progressive communities. Discover why so many people are attracted to our area through work and recreational opportunities and what keeps them here enjoying a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Area Overview

Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties offer their residents a unique environment. The landscape is comprised of wonderful river valleys with several major communities nestled along their banks. Rolling hills, farmlands, rural communities, forests, state parks and gamelands make up the rest. Beautiful river front parks, rails-to-trails for walking and biking, high-caliber races for runners, bikers, kayakers, and downtown revitalizations are just a few examples of the excitement happening within the area. For those who occasionally crave the glow of big city lights, Philadelphia, and New York are only a few hours away. Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties are located along Interstate 80, and are within minutes of connecting with interstate 81.

(*) The above is an excerpt from Columbia-Montour Chamber Quality of Life brochure.  You can download the Quality Living – online brochure here.

Our Communities:

 
Montour County

Montour County, with its seat in Danville is home to a diverse group of businesses and industries, anchored by the healthcare sector, primarily Geisinger, its largest employer.

Columbia County

Columbia County, with its seat in Bloomsburg, has a diverse makeup of rural and commercial and industrial areas. It is the home of Bloomsburg University.

Union County

Union County, with its seat in Lewisburg, PA, features quaint towns, rural communities, and a diverse ecosystem of business from agriculture to industry. It is home to Bucknell University.

Snyder County

Snyder County, with its seat in Middleburg, PA has rural charm minutes away from busy towns like Selinsgrove, the home of Susquehanna University.

Northumberland County

Northumberland County, with its seat in the city of Sunbury, has a rich industrial heritage with plenty of rolling hills and farmland in between.