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Scranton, PA

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About Scranton, PA

The city of Scranton makes it the largest city in Northeast Pennsylvania and  is home to the 1st Battalion of the 55th Heavy Brigade of the National Guard, and a short drive to the Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense. Tobyhanna is the recognized leader in the areas of automated test equipment, systems integration and downsizing of electronics systems. The Army has designated Tobyhanna as its Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for command, control, communications and intelligence systems.
Tobyhanna has served our nation for over 59 years having opened on Feb. 1, 1953 following 2 years of construction. However, the Army has maintained a nearly continuous presence at TYAD since 1912, when the site was first used as a field artillery training camp.
 In 1866 the first electric trolley car was introduced and Scranton was nicknamed 'The Electric City'. Now it is better known as the fictional city in the TV show 'The Office' and the home of the triple A Yankees.
Culturally, Scranton is also proud of The Scranton Cultural Center which brings the philharmonic, Broadway shows, opera, ballet, children's travel shows and concert venues to Northeastern Pennsylvania. In Downtown you can take a ride on an original steam train or travel into the depths of a coal mine. One of the places you must visit is Nay Aug Park, which has walking trails, picnic areas, kid friendly rides, 2 playgrounds, 2 swimming pools and The Everhart Museum of Natural History, along with a rock strewn gorge and waterfalls. For the active crowd Montage Mountain boasts a skiing resort, golf club, a water park, the Triple A Yankees baseball stadium, a Cineplex, an Amphitheatre (host to world renowned musicians, pop and rock groups) and the retail shops at Montage.

Minutes away sits the city of Wilkes-Barre where you can:
  • Take in a W-B/Scranton Penguins ice hockey game (farm team of the Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Attend a NASCAR event
  • See live harness racing
  • Or try your luck at the Mount Airy Casino
There are over 50 Golf courses, most with very scenic views, ski resorts, water parks, biking and hiking trails, canoeing and white water rafting.  You can also fish, camp and boat at one of our many area lakes or state parks.
In addition to the Cultural opportunities offered they are enhanced by a number of local colleges and universities Scranton University in the downtown and Marywood College nearby. In addition to the 6 fine colleges and universities, Scranton is proud to welcome the newest Pennsylvania Medical College.
While Scranton began as a Railroad and Coal Capital,  the economic focus couldn't be more different. It is now composed of industrial, manufacturing, service, wholesale, technology, internet, retail and medical industries. Legalized gambling has brought two Casino complexes to our areas. Our location puts us in close proximity to the Interstate Highway system with Interstate 81, 80 and the PA turnpike. This makes our area attractive to businesses which are looking to relocate to an affordable, business friendly environment with a quality work force. New York City and Philadelphia day trips are just a two hour commute, and Washington D.C. can be reached in just under 3 hours.

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