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Resources for Businesses

Welcome to Wilkes-Barre:

Incentive Programs:

City of Wilkes-Barre SPARK Grant Program:

The SPARK Grant Program facilitates the growth of new companies and relocation of existing businesses to the City of Wilkes-Barre. Funds from this program, administered by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber, can be used to fund Year One occupancy expenses at an approved city location.

SPARK Program Guidelines and Application

DCP Facade/Storefront Grant Program:

The DCP Façade/Storefront Grant Program provides matching grants up to $2,500 for specific improvements to commercial building facades and storefronts within the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Improvement District.

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program:

The Enterprise Zone Tax Credit program provides a state tax credit equal to 25% of the amount invested in a qualified project within Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Main Street Program footprint. Eligible project costs include construction, architecture/engineering, and acquisition. Awards are capped at $500,000 in state tax credits per project.

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Guidelines

Keystone Innovation Zone Program:

The Keystone Innovation Zone program facilitates the growth of young technology companies by providing state tax credits of up to $100,000 per year to qualified firms located in Downtown Wilkes-Barre. Applicants can sell awarded tax credits to raise equity.

Keystone Innovation Zone Guidelines

Available Commercial Space:

Search Downtown Wilkes-Barre commercial space for lease or sale.