Luzerne County is full of history. It abounds with opportunity. Local arts and culture flourish in all the communities. Luzerne County offers historic theaters, colleges and universities with exceptional arts programs, art education programs, several lecture series, dance programs, music education, a symphony orchestra, bands and choruses, an extraordinary arts festival, cultural centers, historic houses and historic sites, and, best of all, a community that appreciates.
Hazleton’s industrial growth is due in large part to the coal mining industry. Hard work by Cando, a non-profit industrial/economic development corporation serving the Greater Hazleton area with a mission to improve the quality of life, helped the area grow and stabilize after the collapse of mining in Northeast Pennsylvania. It has created employment opportunities since the 1960’s.