Economic indicators show mixed reports for Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties

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By Dave Gardner The Wilkes University-based Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development has uncovered reams of annual data about the economic state of affairs in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. The institute’s 2016 Indicators Report and its 2016 L (read more)

The Economic Development Update on Health Outcomes

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By Kathy Ruff When Baby Boomers grew up, it was the norm for mom to stay at home, make supper every night and have the entire family eat supper around the kitchen table. Ice cream was a rare treat. Fast food establishments were practically unheard of and (read more)

Changes to the FLSA affect millions

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By Phil Yacuboski On May 18, the Department of Labor announced changes to the overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The changes, set to take place in December, raise the minimum salary threshold for workers from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, mean (read more)

Delivering health care to the less fortunate: Scranton Primary Health Care Center

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By Dave Gardner Despite decades of challenges, including an endless onslaught of patients and operational funding both elusive and finite, the Scranton Primary Health Care Center has delivered comprehensive health care services for the less fortunate. Dur (read more)

Economic Development: Is natural gas the answer to improving economy?

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By Kathy Ruff According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania ranks in the Top 10 consumers of coal, natural gas, petroleum products and electricity, but its total energy consumption per capita is in the lower half of states nationwi (read more)

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