Northumberland County Requests Information

Northumberland County is requesting information on any COVID related expenses that municipalities or organizations have incurred since March 1st 2020, or expect to be incurred prior to December 30th, 2020. The County will use this information to plan how to best use...

DRIVE Wireless Network Featured in Case Study

  The DRIVE Wireless Network was featured in a case study conducted by CBRS radio manufacturer BLINQ Networks. During the height of the pandemic, DRIVE rapidly deployed a new layer of technology in northern Montour County to expand coverage in underserved...

DRIVE Welcomes Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties!

DRIVE is excited to welcome Snyder, Union, and Northumberland Counties as members. We look forward to serving the economic development needs of the region for years to come. In addition, the commissioners of all five counties have entrusted DRIVE with a portion of...

Transportation Project Progressing In Danville

  DRIVE was featured in a Sunday June 28th Press Enterprise article covering some of DRIVE's major accomplishments in our first five years, as well as some recent developments. Check out the article to learn more!  Photos by Jimmy May. Article by Geri Gibbons.

New Small Business Grant Now Accepting Applications

A new state grant program to provide funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 is scheduled to open at 9:00 am on Tuesday June 30th.  The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000...

Broadband Service Expanded in Montour County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DANVILLE – DRIVE, an economic development council of governments serving Columbia and Montour Counties announces an expansion of its wireless broadband network in Montour County. The original pilot project launched in 2019 to reach underserved...

National Development Council to Host Free PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

The National Development Council is hosing a free webinar covering the SBAs PPP loan program forgiveness application. Last week, the SBA and US Treasury Department released initial guidance and the forgiveness application form. Understandably, people have quite a few...

SBA Issues Guidance for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued new guidance regarding how to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness. The PPP Loan Forgiveness Application must be completed by borrowers and returned to their lender to apply for...