The Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ is the entrepreneurial support arm of IMC, offering innovation support services and resource connections to accelerate entrepreneurs and start-up companies from a product or business concept to market launch.
Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ is part of Pennsylvania’s statewide KIZ program facilitated by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. KIZ zones are designated throughout Pennsylvania in an effort to encourage creativity, foster innovation and provide entrepreneurial opportunities within geographic areas and industry concentrations.
Product Development Support
IMC has been providing product development and innovation services to manufacturers in Central PA since 1988; and the Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ has been helping entrepreneurs and start-ups in Lycoming County since 2005. IMC leverages proprietary solutions and internal expertise to accelerate your time to market, in addition to a strong network of partners to provide this level of service.
Extensive Partnership Network
We don’t do all of this alone. We have created an extensive network of local, state and national partners, service providers and manufacturers to provide clients with comprehensive access to the resources they need for their journey.
Financial Support through the KIZ Tax Credit
Williamsport/Lycoming KIZ offers access to the powerful KIZ Tax Credit that provides much needed financial support to qualified start-up companies. In Williamsport alone, KIZ Companies have collectively received nearly $2.4 million through this Tax Credit. Companies must meet certain criteria and locate their start-up business in a designated “zone” to qualify.