On Friday, May 18, Wells Fargo presented a $112,500 check to the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress to help establish the Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox small business incubator. The presentation took place at the 13 W. Broad St. property, which is the target of the rehabilitation funds.
This sizable donation is being made as part of a larger $150,000 PA Department of Community and Economic Development (2017-2018) Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credit award to fund Phase Two renovations to the long-vacant property. This is the second year in a row that Wells Fargo has contributed to this program. Last year’s donation of $110,000 helped fund remediation of the building’s blighted conditions.