A partnership among Keystone College, King's College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, The Commonwealth Medical College, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.


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The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development provides Community Based Research to the public supported by contributions and pledges. This research enables community leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to gain insight on recent trends, new opportunities, and potential challenges in order to develop effective planning and initiatives to improve quality of life and standard of living.

These funds supports also support student internships. Students from our nine higher education partners have an opportunity to complete a practicum with The Institute. Here they learn research methods and conduct primary and secondary research to assist staff in preparation of the research. The students receive academic credit, publishing credentials, real work experience, and a cash stipend upon successful completion of their assigned scope of work.

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