The Institute

Turning information into insight.

A partnership among regional institutions of higher education to engage in analytical research, studies, plans and strategy development for companies, communities and organizations.

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Indicators 2019 is right around the corner!

Indicators 2018 was a huge success, with about 160 regional leaders in attendance. It was a thought- provoking program that presented a fascinating snapshot of what’s trending in NEPA, and we can’t wait to do it again.

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Economy Tracker

The Institute’s annual Indicators Report fosters regional visioning and planning at a session of community leaders. The report provides regional baseline data and trends on over 125 benchmarks in 12 major categories.

Polling Program

The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development (The Institute) launched a polling program in 2014. The Institute regularly polls students at its partnering higher education institutions.


Receive the latest research and data on economic development, education, workforce development, and non-profit organizations along with The Institute's updates and events.

Our Partners

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Johnson College
Keystone College
King's College
Marywood University
Misericordia University
Penn State Wilkes-barre
Penn State Worthington Scranton
The Wright Center
The University of Scranton
Wilkes University