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Why Locate Your Business in Union County, Pennsylvania

Union County, PA: The State Of This Union Is Strong.

Deciding where to locate your business is no easy task. You have to balance factors such as:

  • Proximity to customers
  • Access to resources
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Availability and education/training of your workforce
  • Energy costs
  • Business taxes and incentives
  • Support and assistance for your business
  • Quality of life for yourself, your family, your workers & your families

It may be tempting to choose the closest thriving city to avail yourself of the benefits it offers. But that can be a double-edged sword when you consider factors such as energy costs, taxes, crime, traffic congestion and other quality of life issues.

Enter Union County Pennsylvania.
We have everything you need, and very little of what you don’t want.

Strategic Location

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Strategically located at the crossroads of I-80 and U.S. 15, Union County, Pennsylvania, is within three hours of Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. and less than a day’s drive from Pittsburgh, Boston, Richmond, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland, Montreal, and Toronto.

Vibrant Downtowns

Lewisburg Streetscape

Quaint, walkable downtown environments provide local businesses with the perfect backdrop to set up shop.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lewisburg and Mifflinburg blend modern convenience and urban amenities with historic architecture in small-town settings with lively downtown areas that provide:

  • Specialty shopping experiences (no big box stores here!)
  • A variety of dining options to satisfy any craving
  • Entertainment, art, music, seasonal events, and more

Lewisburg itself offers over 45 specialty stores and restaurants for all interests and price points. Ongoing restoration and revitalization of the borough ensures its future as a cultural, economic magnet. Additionally, there are many opportunities throughout the year to connect with communities, such as Lewisburg’s Ice festival and Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market.

Welcoming Neighborhoods

Lewisburg ArtsFest

Union County features friendly neighborhoods with historic character and walkable, tree-lined blocks close to downtown entertainment, parks and services as well as attractive suburban subdivisions. If country living is more your style, you’ll love Union County’s rural farm valleys and forests.

The county offers a diversity of housing styles, sizes and price ranges.

You’ll find beautiful 18 th and 19 th Century historic properties all across the county, with a concentration in Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and New Berlin, while newer properties from local builders will appeal to those with more modern tastes.

Need help finding a home in Union County? Check out the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service, Inc. at http://www.csvrealtors.com/ or contact a local real-estate agent today.

Lower Crime

Lower Crime

Another benefit of Union County’s rural location is that our communities are safer than many of those in more urban areas.  At .55 per 1,000 residents, Union County’s rate of violent crime is dramatically below the national average of 3.8, making our communities safer in which to live, work and raise a family.

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

With 90 percent of Union County’s land area undeveloped and the Susquehanna River’s West Branch forming the county’s eastern boundary, you’ll have no trouble finding outdoor adventure.

  • 100+ square miles of public land
  • 200+ miles of land and water trails
  • 500+ miles of waterways

Do you enjoy?

  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Exploring nature
  • Mountain biking
  • Taking leisurely walks
    or scenic drives

Our Penns Creek tributary attracts fly-fishing trout anglers from all over the world!

No matter what your outdoor pursuits, you won’t be disappointed. For more information on outdoor recreation and tourism in Union County, contact the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau at www.visitcentralpa.org .

Educational Excellence

Campus Beauty

Union County offers excellent education at every level. From the Mifflinburg and Lewisburg School Districts and Bucknell University within the county and numerous colleges, universities and business and technical schools located nearby, you’ll find the high-quality sources of education you’re seeking for your family and your workforce. 

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High-Quality Healthcare

High-Quality Healthcare

Want to live in one of the top two healthiest counties in Pennsylvania? Union County has consistently ranked #1 or #2 in 6 out of the last 7 years!

Some factors that may contribute to our healthy-living environment:

  • Clean air
  • Clean water
  • Access to outdoor recreation
  • Neighborhoods that are safer than those found in many cities

But, equally important is our access to high-quality healthcare. Our area hospitals, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are focused on providing the highest level of care across an array of specialties so that residents can receive the healthcare they need close to home.

  • Within the county, Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg continues to keep pace with meeting the health and wellness needs of our community and recently opened a new Urgent Care Center.
  • Nearby, Danville-based Geisinger Medical Center offers offices within the county. Geisinger has been hailed as a national model for integrated healthcare and is ranked as one of the top 15 health systems in the country.
  • And recently, UPMC Susquehanna has expanded its state-of-the art healthcare offerings within the region.
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