Economic & Applied Research
A partnership of 13 colleges and universities in the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre/ Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area and the business communityLearn More
A PARTNERSHIP AMONG
GEISINGER COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE | JOHNSON COLLEGE | KEYSTONE COLLEGE | KING’S COLLEGE | LACKAWANNA COLLEGE | LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE | MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY | MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY | PENN STATE SCRANTON | PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE | THE WRIGHT CENTER | UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON | WILKES UNIVERSITY
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The new Economy Tracker is a quarterly publication covering economic and business trends in the region. The Willary Foundation is the Signature Underwriter and PNC and UGI Utilities are Contributing Underwriters.
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The U.S. Census serves as a basis for determining funding levels for education, health, housing, social service, infrastructure, and for determining the number of congressional representatives. Everyone must stand up and participate to support local economic vitality.
In 2015, The Institute along with its 13 higher education partners formed a polling program within the organization. The intent was to poll college and professional students on a variety of topics in order to better understand what our future leaders think is important, their perceptions of the region, and interests in civic engagement.
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