Business Enterprise Center Initiative
Ecoledge is a partner in the creation of a regional business enterprise center. Pike and Wayne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania are two counties that are not served by a business incubator/accelerator. The focus of the enterprise center is technology and entertainment technology. By creating an entertainment technology focus, we plan to create a post production facility operating in conjunction with a sound stage to attract post production companies and provide jobs.
In addition to the film industry, initiatives to attract digital media, commercial print, music, multimedia companies, information technology, and gaming are currently being implemented. For information on our business attraction plans, contact Troy Bystrom at 646-236-3400.
Film Industry Development
Ecoledge has launched the Pocono Film Initiative to attract the film industry to Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are implementing a three prong approach which involves a workforce initiative to train our local workforce for crew positions, a infrastructure development plan to build studios and post production facilities allowing the region to capture up to 80% of the film budget, and a international marketing plan for the region.
Working closely with Workforce Wayne and higher education partners, our workforce plan includes developing programs in Film Technology. Two programs under development include Packaging Your Business or Service for the Film Industry and a Production Assistant Training Program. To learn more, visit www.poconofilm.org.