The Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (EDE) division provides a vibrant ecosystem that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship and addresses the critical role higher education plays in economic development.

EDE includes: ESU Innovation Center, Entrepreneurship/Business Accelerator, Career and Workforce Development, Conference Services, Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History and McMunn Planetarium, and the ESU Center for Research and Economic Development, a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Additionally, the Dr. Jane Huffman Wildlife Genetics Institute is an EDE partner in promoting product development, research and commercialization.

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Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (EDE) Division

The EDE division drives the university’s efforts as a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, community outreach and workforce training.

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ESU Innovation Center

A 51,000 sq.ft. innovative hub for business development and community engagement. Home of EDE, Business Accelerator, Co-working space, Wet Labs, Professional Testing Center, Sponsored Projects and Research, PA Tick Research Lab and so much more…

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Entrepreneurship

The Business Accelerator and Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) provide the resources for idea and business creation in a vibrant environment designed to support entrepreneurs at all levels.

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Career and Workforce Development

In collaboration with business partners, the office supports career exploration, professional training, and industry specific skills for a competitive edge in the global economy.

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Conference Services

No matter the size of your event, camp or conference, ESU provides a full range of services including meeting and lecture facilities, housing, catering, and technical support.

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Museum and Planetarium

The Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium form the only science center in the Pocono Mountains region where you can explore nature and space all under one roof!

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Center for Research and Economic Development (CFRED)

CFRED manages the Pocono Mountains Keystone Innovation Zone (PMKIZ) which supports companies 0-8 years old with business development services and tax incentives.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Economic Development & Entrepreneurship at ESU, please contact Mary Frances Postupack at (570) 422-7920 or mpostupack@esu.edu.

Contact Information

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