Economic Development

corporate-entrance-smallButler Township is home to the CAN DO Corporate Center, a white-collar business park developed by CAN DO, the economic development agency serving the Greater Hazleton region of northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is located on State Route 309 just off Interstate 80 and only minutes from Interstate 81 as well.

A variety of industries, from a website design and hosting firm to a company that distributes printing ink products, have facilities in the CAN DO Corporate Center. A hotel is also located in the park.

Many sites in the park have been approved as Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZs), which provides tax forgiveness for most local and state taxes through 2017.

In August 2013, the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences, a magnet school that focuses on a STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will open in the CAN DO Corporate Center.  Some of the most in-demand careers of today and the future require education in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education plays an important role in enabling the United States to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century.

In addition to the corporate center, CAN DO also owns three industrial parks, Humboldt Industrial Park, Valmont Industrial Park and McAdoo Industrial Park, which are only a few minutes’ drive from Butler Township.

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