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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Request for Proposals for Property Redevelopment at 350 N. 11th Street Sunbury, PA (Former Sunbury Hospital)

DRIVE, a council of governments for economic development, announces a public request for proposal for property redevelopment at 350 N. 11th Street Sunbury, PA (formerly Sunbury Hospital). Proposals are due by October 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm. There will be a mandatory pre-proposal meeting and tour on site to be held on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 at 10:00 am. For all details related to the RFP, please review the RFP document linked below.

RFP for Property Redevelopment at 350 N. 11th Street Sunbury, PA (Former Sunbury Hospital)

Issued: August 3, 2022

Mandatory Pre-proposal meeting: August 23, 2022. Please meet between the main former hospital, building and the maintenance building with a large smokestack off of 11th street. Click here to view a map of the site showing the meeting point.

Question Period Ends: September 19, 2022

Proposals Due: October 6, 2022

If you have any questions, please direct them to info@driveindustry.com

400 Jobs Coming to Sunbury Plant

400 Jobs Coming to Sunbury Plant

On Tuesday, Sivana Converting LLC CEO Soheil Shahrooz gave a tour to U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12, and other local officials of the 350,000-square-foot space that once housed the former Sunbury Textile Mill facility, previously owned by GlenRaven Custom Fabrics LLC....

Regional RACP Grants Awarded

Regional RACP Grants Awarded

Columbia County's Benton Foundry recently received $3 million from the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to expand their operations in Sugarloaf Township. DRIVE will serve as Grantee and assist with administration of these funds. Press Enterprise...

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 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

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.