IEDC Data Center

Climate

Located just south of the 41st Parallel, Sunbury in Northumberland County enjoys year-round temperate climate typical of the Mid-Atlantic states, with none of the extreme temperatures found in northern or southern states. Annual snowfall is well under any of the northern tier states. Additionally, the region is not noted for severe weather events, as most hurricanes, for example, either drift out to sea or are significantly diminished in force if they do pass through Northumberland County.

Below is a comparative table of climate factors, derived from “Sterling’s Best Places to Live.”

Climate Northumberland County, PA USA
Rainfall (Inches) 41.4 36.5
Snowfall (inches) 33.8 25
Precipitation Days 121 100
Sunny Days 184 205
Average July High Temp. 84 86.5
Average January Low Temp. 17.7 20.5
Comfort Index (Higher = better) 50 44
UV Index 3.8 4.3
Elevation (Feet) 771 1,443

Higher Education

4-Year Colleges and Universities

INSTITUTION LOCATION TYPE1 DEGREES OFFERED2 Enrollment WEBSITE
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove 4-year,PNP A, B 2,199 www.susqu.edu
Bucknell University Lewisburg PNP B, M 3,625 www.bucknell.edu
Bloomsburg University Bloomsburg PUB B, M, PhD 9,737 www.bloomu.edu
Lycoming College Williamsport PNP B 1,285 www.lycoming.edu
Lock Haven University Lock Haven PUB A, B, M 4,607 www.lhup.edu
Widener University-Commonwealth Law School Harrisburg PNP M, PhD 262 www.widener.edu
Lebanon Valley College Annville PNP B, M, PhD 1,918 www.lvc.edu
Central Penn College Summersdale PFP A,B 1,385 www.centralpenn.edu
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Hershey 4-Year, PUB M, PhD, MD 878 med.psu.edu
Pennsylvania State University State College, Harrisburg, Hazelton 4-Year, PUB A, B, M, PhD, MD 47,307 www.psu.edu
Harrisburg University of Arts and Sciences Harrisburg 4-Year, PNP B, M 2,099 www.harrisburgu.edu
Messiah College Mechanicsburg 4-Year, PNP B, M 3,202 www.messiah.edu

1 PNP= Private (Not-for-Profit); PFP= Private (For-Profit); Pub=Public

2Associates (A), Bachelor’s (B), Master’s (M), Doctor’s (PhD)


Community Colleges

INSTITUTION LOCATION TYPE1 DEGREES OFFERED2 Enrollment WEBSITE
Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, Lebanon 2-Year PUB A 19,121 www.hacc.edu
Brightwood Career Institute Harrisburg 2-Year PFP A 206 www.brightwoodcareer.edu
Luzerne County Community College Shamokin, Nanticoke 2-Year, PUB A (Certificates) 5,788 www.luzerne.edu

Vocational / Technical / Specialty

INSTITUTION LOCATION TYPE1 DEGREES OFFERED2 Enrollment WEBSITE
Triangle Tech Sunbury 2-yr PNP A 111 www.triangle-tech.edu
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport 4-Year, PUB A,B 1,224 www.pct.edu
Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit/Nursing Lewisburg <2-Year, PUB (Certificates) 86 www.CSIU.org/lpn
Empire Beauty School Shamokin Dam, Various locations <2-Year, PFP (Certificates) 32 www.empire.edu
Schuylkill Technology Center Frackville <2-Year, PUB (Certificates) 50 www.stcenters.org
Joseph McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health Pottsville 2-Year, PNP (Certificates) 71 www.schuylkillhealthschoolofnursing.com
Keystone Technical Institute Harrisburg 2-Year PFP A 318 www.kti.edu
Evangelical Theological Seminary Myerstown 4-Year PNP M 124 www.evangelical.edu
Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School Lebanon <2-Year, PUB (Certificates) 190 www.lcctc.edu
Union Crown Academy of Cosmetology Harrisburg <2-Year PFP (Certificates) 27 www.divinecrown.com
Hazelton Area Career Center Hazelton <2-Year, PUB (Certificates) 27 www.hasdk12.org
Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy Hazelton <2-Year, PFP (Certificates) 92 www.jolieacademy.com

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

R&D Centers

The Central Pennsylvania region is flush to a number of research and development resources.  Many of these R&D resources are internationally renowned, such as Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Centers of Excellence in plastics technology, Pennsylvania State University’s Advanced Materials Research Center. Local resource partners such as the Ben Franklin Partnership, Bucknell Small Business Development Center, and Rural Business Innovations call all assist by connecting your business with the research resources it needs.

 

R&D FACILITY WEBSITE LOCATION AFFILIATION R&D DISCIPLINES
Bucknell University SBDC Research Opportunities
Community Relations
BGRI
Lewisburg University Multiple disciplinary, including engineering, arts & sciences, health & medicine
Ben Franklin Technology Partnerships Ben Franklin Technology Partners Bloomsburg, statewide Public/private One of the nation’s longest-running technology-based economic development programs, BFTP provides technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.
Penn State University Innovation Gateway
Knowledge Park
State College, statewide University Multi-disciplinary, including agricultural, advanced materials, chemistry,  medical, plastics and polymers, and natural gas utilization, among a host of others
Penn Tech Plastics Innovation & Resource Center Williamsport Technical College Plastics Resource and Innovation center, including the Rotational Molding and Thermoforming Centers of Excellence. Plastics and polymer
Rural Business Innovations Rural Business Innovation Bloomsburg, regional Non-Profit RBI provides customized, hands-on programs to emerging and established businesses and technologies, drawing on a vast network of industry specialists.

Worker Insurance Data

Workers Compensation
Maximum Weekly Benefit $995.00

 

Unemployment Insurance
Taxable Base 9,000
Average Rate % 0.03675
Maximum Weekly Benefit $573.00

Source: PA Dept. of Labor & Industry