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About Economic Development in Carbon County, Pennsylvania

(Jim Thorpe & Surrounding Areas)


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Welcome to Carbon County, Pennsylvania

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Located an hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, you’ll find Carbon County, PA. Set among a selection of mountains and valleys, and the winding Lehigh River, the county is home to Jim Thorpe, Palmerton, Lehighton, Weatherly, several state parks including Lehigh Gorge, and Beltzville State Park and several ski resorts.

Maybe it’s the outstanding quality of life that attracts so many businesses, or the educated workforce, or the opportunities for companies to thrive. If you’re interested in learning more about doing business here, Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is the best place to start.

Our mission is straightforward: promote economic prosperity. We accomplish that by relocating companies and helping them set up shop. We work to retain and expand businesses with a direct pipeline to dozens of financing programs and loans. If you need real estate, we offer site location assistance. Our access to state, county and municipal governments, combined with a wide range of business partners streamlines your relocation or expansion plans. Other services include economic research and workforce development. If you want to relocate, start or expand a business in Carbon County, come and talk to us first. Put our unmatched access and expertise to work for you.

CONTACT CARBON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: 610-379-5000 | E-mail


Out & About with Carbon County Economic Development


Marlyn Kissner, CCEDC Executive Director, and Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development for Carbon County, had the opportunity to join Gov. Wolf on a tour of downtown Jim Thorpe on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Both had a chance to speak with him about the importance of various loan programs and overall support for our small businesses in the county.