The economy of Lackawanna County and the greater Scranton area is fairly diversified. Major employers include: Pennsylvania State Government, WEA Manufacturing East Inc., Allied Services, and Community Medical Center.* Lackawanna County (population 211,829), created on August 13, 1878, from part of Luzerne County, was the last county to be created. It was named for the Lackawanna River, a name meaning "stream that forks." Scranton, the county seat, was named for the Scranton family, its founders.
Lackawanna County (459 square miles) is a part of Pennsylvania's Northeast Territory, a perfect blend of authentic historical attractions, unbounded outdoor recreation, unique social and cultural events, magnificent performing arts and natural scenic splendor. Shopping in Lackawanna County is an adventure offering a nearly endless variety of beautiful, modern malls, special interest stores, factory outlets, antique shops, craft fairs and summer outdoor markets.
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*Employer information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.