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greater pittston pennsylvania
GREATER PITTSTON
PENNSYLVANIA
G
reater Pittston, Pennsylvania
consists of the City of Pittston
and 13 surrounding boroughs
and townships. Greater Pittston is
located along the Susquehanna River in
Luzerne County and is equidistant to
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
Greater Pittston is known for its exceptionally reliable workforce and superior
highway access. Its central location in
Northeastern Pennsylvania continues
to drive strong business growth and
new housing developments. Greater
Pittston prides itself on a strong sense
of community and has one of the
lowest crime rates in the nation.
QUICK FACTS
CENTRAL LOCATION ALONG I-81
Greater Pittston is located in northeastern Pennsylvania in Luzerne County,
midway between Scranton and WilkesBarre and is just two hours from New
York City, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.
CULTURE AND RECREATION
Greater Pittston is within a 10 minute
drive of the major entertainment and
recreational venues, including Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Montage
Mountain Ski Resort, PNC Field and
more.
WORKFORCE
Greater Pittston is known for its
dedicated, readily available workforce.
More than 467,000 people live within
20 miles of the center of Greater
Pittston.
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LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
ROAD ACCESS
TRAVEL DISTANCES
FROM GREATER PITTSTON TO KEY CITIES
CITY
MILES AWAY
Wilkes-Barre, PA
6
Scranton, PA
7
Hazleton, PA
37
Delaware Water Gap, PA
57
Allentown, PA
67
Binghamton, NY
73
Morristown, NJ
96
Philadelphia, PA
113
Harrisburg, PA
116
Port Newark, NJ
126
New York, NY
128
Syracuse, NY
152
Baltimore, MD
194
Hartford, CT
198
Washington, DC
237
Pittsburgh, PA
290
Boston, MA
301
Cleveland, OH
368
Toronto, ON
383
Montreal, QC
411
SOURCE: MAPQUEST.COM
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Greater Pittston is served by five major highways. Interstates
81 and 476 converge in Greater Pittston while Interstates 80,
84, and 380 are just minutes away. Greater Pittston is two
hours from New York City, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg and
is within a 500-mile radius of 34.2% of the population of
the United States. More than 96 million U.S. and Canadian
consumers are within an overnight drive.
AIR ACCESS
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (flyavp.com)
is located in Avoca in Greater Pittston and offers approximately
40 daily arrivals and departures to seven major hubs with
one-stop service to more than 450 destinations worldwide.
The airport provides direct daily flights to Atlanta, Charlotte,
Detroit, Newark, Orlando, and Philadelphia. Carriers include
Allegiant, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways
Express. AVP is also served by Saker Aviation, one of the finest
fixed base operators in the Northeastern United States.
RAIL ACCESS
There are several available industrial sites in Greater
Pittston that are rail served. Carriers include such short
line railroads as Luzerne and Susquehanna Railroad and
Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad and Class
One railroads such as Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk
Southern Railway Company.
POPULATION & LABOR DATA
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DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT
Age Distribution (2015 est.)
0-4
21,939
5-9
23,129
10-19
54,254
20-29
64,067
30-39
51,923
40-49
62,630
50-59
68,618
60-64
30,569
65 and over
86,756
SOURCE: WWW.PASITESEARCH.COM
GREATER PITTSTON EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT DATA
YEAR
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE
EMPLOYMENT
UNEMPLOYMENT
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
2013
268,700
244,300
24,400
9.1%
2012
270,500
247,300
23,200
8.6 %
2011
267,200
242,300
24,900
9.3%
2010
270,600
242,000
25,600
9.5 %
2009
268,700
245,600
23,100
8.6 %
SOURCE: WWW.PAWORKSTATS.STATE.PA.US
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LABOR DATA & EDUCATION
DEMOGRAPHICS REPORT
20 MILE RADIUS FROM CENTER OF GREATER PITTSTON
2015 POPULATION (EST.)
49%
MALE
51%
FEMALE
467,862
TOTAL
EDUCATION
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WITHIN ONE HOUR OF GREATER PITTSTON
SCHOOL
ENROLLMENT
MILES AWAY
King’s College
2,725
9
Wilkes University
5,926
9
Lackawanna College
1,561
11
University of Scranton
6,070
11
169
12
Marywood University
3,479
14
Penn State - Worthington Scranton
1,386
14
472
15
Misericordia University
2,812
17
Luzerne County Community College
7,249
17
Baptist Bible College
995
20
Penn State - Wilkes-Barre
766
21
˂ Grade 9
1,759
26
Grade 9-12
Commonwealth Medical College
Johnson College
Keystone College
Penn State - Hazleton
1,303
32
Northampton Community College
1,519
46
10,091
53
7,387
55
Bloomsburg University
East Stroudsburg University
TOTAL ENROLLMENT :
55,669
Source: www.education.state.pa.us
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT (2015 EST.)
POPULATION AGE 25 AND OVER
High School
11,659
30,011
131,689
Some College
58,189
Assoc. Degree
27,615
Bach. Degree
47,212
Grad. Degree
28,370
WORKFORCE
WORKFORCE
Greater Pittston is known for its dedicated, readily available workforce. Here is what a few of our executives
had to say about their employees:
“In 1930, our grandfather Benjamin Cohen opened a
small dental depot in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Since then,
Benco Dental has become the nation’s largest independent
dental distributor, with operations in 35 states. Key to
our growth has been the excellent and dedicated team of
Benco associates who deliver success, smile after smile, to
thousands of dental customers every day. When we outgrew
our previous facility, the quality and loyalty of our people
made it an easy decision to stay and invest right here in
Northeastern PA.”
Charles Cohen & Richard Cohen
President & Senior Vice President
Benco Dental Supply Co. Inc., Jenkins Township, PA
“We have a great workforce. We have capable people who are passionate about achieving their goals. We are
in a low-cost area yet we have people with the skills you might think you would find only
in a high-cost area. Everything in Northeast PA is just right. It’s the Goldilocks
theory of doing business.”
Scott Meuser
Chairman & CEO
Pride Mobility Products Corporation, Exeter, PA
“We have a tremendous group of dedicated, hard-working people who helped
us pull together a triumphant year. We have a very, very productive team.
We moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Yorktown Heights, which is
about 45 minutes north of Manhattan, and we’ve found this to be a very cost
effective area to find intelligent, skilled people.”
Jessica Chesman
President
igourmet.com, West Pittston, PA
SOURCE: PENN’S NORTHEAST
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WORKFORCE
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION
(2015 est.)
˂ $10K
14,049
$10K-$20K
24,879
$20K-$30K
23,366
$30K-$40K
21,116
$40K-$50K
17,293
$50K-$60K
13,811
$60K-$75K
25,552
$75K-$100K
30,569
˃ $100K
38,230
SOURCE: WWW.PASITESEARCH.COM
COST OF LIVING COMPARISON
GREATER PITTSTON’S
LARGEST PRIVATE
What someone with an annual salary of $50,000 in Greater Pittston
would need to earn in other cites to maintain the same standard of living
CITY
INDUSTRIAL/OFFICE
EMPLOYERS
COMPANY
PRODUCT/SERVICE
EMPLOYEES
SALARY
Syracuse, NY
$53,594
Philadelphia, PA
$54,185
Bethlehem, PA
$54,238
Hartford, CT
$56,062
Chicago, IL
$56,384
Quakertown, PA
$63,466
A
Annapolis, MD
$73,927
Dental Products
B
Morristown, NJ
$77,843
Auto Parts
B
Men’s Wearhouse
Men’s Clothing
B
Schott North America
Specialty Glasses
B
The Home Depot
Building Products
Boden USA
Cintas First Aid & Safety
Lowe’s
Building Products
A
Pride Mobility Products
Wheelchairs, Scooters
A
T.J. Maxx
Apparel Products
Benco Dental Supply
Keystone Automotive
Boston, MA
$79,828
Bethpage, NY
$82,833
B
New York, NY
$90,612
Online Clothing
C
Hoboken, NJ
$90,719
First Aid Products
C
Fairfield, CT
$93,294
Clarcor Air Filteration
HVAC Filteration
C
FedEx Ground
Express Delivery
C
White Plains, NY
$94,152
Kimberly Clark
Consumer Products
C
Letica Corporation
Plastic Containers
C
Neiman Marcus
Apparel Products
C
United Sporting Companies
Firearms
C
KEY A = 500+, B = + 250 TO 500, C = 100 TO 249
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SOURCE: SPERLING’S BEST PLACES
CULTURE & RECREATION
CULTURE & RECREATION
Greater Pittston is within a 10 minute drive of the
following major entertainment and recreational
venues:
MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS
(www.poconodowns.com)
Features slot machines and electronic and live
table games, live harness racing eight months of
the year, retail shops, multiple restaurants and live
entertainment. A 238-room hotel and convention
center is scheduled to open in 2013.
MOHEGAN SUN ARENA AT CASEY PLAZA
(www.mohegansunarenapa.com)
Primary tenant is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh
Penguins. With a capacity of nearly 10,000 for
concerts, the arena has played host to some of the
biggest names in entertainment, including Elton
John, Cher, Neil Diamond, Janet Jackson and
Simon & Garfunkel.
PNC FIELD
Home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders,
the AAA franchise of the New York Yankees. The
10,000 seat field underwent extensive renovations
in 2012/2013.
TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE
MOUNTAIN
Located at the base of the Montage Mountain ski
slopes, the pavilion draws major national concert
acts each summer and can accommodate crowds as
large as 18,507.
MONTAGE MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT
This family friendly ski resort offers slopes for
beginners to experts and is open from early
December to mid-March.
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GREATER PITTSTON BUSINESS PARKS
CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park
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FedEx Ground Facility • CenterPoint East
Grimes Industrial Park
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O’Hara Industrial Park

Quackenbush Industrial Estates

Duryea KOZ Industrial Park
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Home Depot Distribution Center • CenterPoint West
HVAC Ribbon Cutting • CenterPoint West
CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park Entrance
Junior Achievement • CenterPoint West
CENTERPOINT COMMERCE & TRADE PARK
The
fastest growing business park in
Pennsylvania.
Located in Jenkins and Pittston Townships in
Greater Pittston.
Home to more than 30 companies employing
close to 3,500 workers.
The park was developed by Mericle
Commercial Real Estate Services.
For more information, visit mericle.com.
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