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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.