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.
Local businessman John Coates has opened his new kitchen and bath showroom, Forest & Field, at the Columbia County Business Park. Thank you for continuing to invest in the Central Susquehanna Region! Read the article in the Press Enterprise. Tuesday June 8,...
DRIVE Executive Director Jennifer Wakeman and Fresh Roasted Coffee founder and owner Andrew Oakes look out over what will soon be the new production area at the new 60,000 square foot section of the former Glen Raven Sunbury Textile Mill.Fresh Roasted Coffee, LLC is...
On Friday, May 14th, we held a ribbon cutting for Tuscarora Grain at their new Columbia County location. Thank you to Chris of Tuscarora, North Shore Railroad and SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority for helping to...
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 Wireless 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.