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City of Shamokin
Incorporated 1864 City Status 1949


City Hall
47 East Lincoln Street   Shamokin  PA  17872
(570) 644-0876  Fax: (570) 648-0948
Office Hours:
 Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Business Assistance

The City of Shamokin is open to helping new or existing businesses realize their full potential by offering a variety of programs and incentive to stimulate economic growth in the business district. If you need help identifying funding sources, the City can assist you and point you in the proper direction. In addition, the City can help leverage incentive packages to recruit potential businesses. Examples of these incentives are found below and be sure to visit the PA State Find Incentives & Apply for Funding web site.


Small Business
Development Center (SBDC)

The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills they need to start and grow businesses in Northumberland county and central Pennsylvania. Bucknell's SBDC is part of the network of Pennsylvania SBDCs, the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training, and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.

Ask for help from the SBDC at, by email at,
or by calling 570-577-1249

Hub Zone
The City of Shamokin has the only designated Hub Zone in Northumberland County.

What is the HUBZone Program? The HUBZone ( Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas. The program resulted from provisions contained in the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997.

For more information visit: and you can also download the Hub Zone Map for more details of the Hub Zone area.

Keystone Opportunity Zone

The PA Governor recently announced the expansion of the KOZ program. Under the program new or expanding businesses may enter the KOZ and be entitled to property tax abatement. The City is currently identifying additional parcels to be included into the program. If you are looking to develop or expand your business and would like KOZ consideration, please contact the City Clerk at Shamokin City Hall (570) 644-0876 for additional information.

Available Warehouse Space

he Redevelopment Authority of the City of Shamokin currently has a 14,670 square foot warehouse available for lease located at 541 Rear North Franklin Street in the Mill Road Square Complex. The warehouse unit is located next to several established businesses as well as the Shamokin Police Department. Topography is flat, 3 phase electrical service available, as well as Natural Gas, 4" water service, and municipal sewer. Less than a mile to state route 61 and 6 miles from Northumberland County Airport. Rail spur on site - Shamokin Valley Railroad. For more information and site specifications please call (570) 644-0876 or email the city clerk.

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