The Institute

Economic & Applied Research

A partnership of 13 colleges and universities in the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre/ Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area and the business community

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The Indicators Project Conference

We’re capturing cutting-edge research, with the help of our network of issues-focused task forces. The insights we glean will help you make informed decisions regarding the challenges and opportunities you face as a community leader. Whether you’re a policymaker, an entrepreneur, or a nonprofit director, the trends we track are critical to a successful future.

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Economy Tracker

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.


The Institute provides community based research to the public supported by contributions and pledges.


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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