Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) Incentives

Many incentives and resources provided by the PMKIZ and by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development are available to assist with successful implementation of the KIZ program and KIZ companies.

Early Stage Capital

  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Pennsylvania Angel Network
  • Pocono Mountains Angel Network
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Ben Franklin Technology Partners
  • Life Sciences Greenhouses
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development
  • and many others!


  • ESU Business Accelerator (an affiliate of the University City Science Center's Port of Technology and Ben Franklin Technology Partners)
  • PA Industrial Development Authority
  • PA Economic Development Authority
  • Real Estate and Acquisition Development Fund

People/Community Growth

  • Funding for job training
  • WEDnetPA Guaranteed Free Training Program
  • Customized Job Training (CJT).

Grants and Low-Interest Financing

The PA Department of Community & Economic Development offers a wide range of funding opportunities at Business financing programs are available for:

  • Land and Building
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Working Capital
  • Workforce Development
  • Research and Technology Development

Contact Us

If you have questions about Economic Development & Entrepreneurship at ESU, please contact (570) 422-7920 or

Contact Information

Campus Address
ESU Innovation Center, 562 Independence Road
(570) 422-7920
Title of Department Leader
Vice President, Economic Development & Entrepreneurship
Mary Frances Postupack