Schuylkill County financial institutions offer a variety of business and personal services.
Schuylkill County has had a strong and supportive financial community for over 100 years. During the difficult years, after the decline of Anthracite coal, the banks, savings, and loans provided the leadership and the initial financial incentive to initiate the rebuilding of the Schuylkill County's economy.
Business, industry, and commerce have been able to rely on county financial institutions for start-up, expansion and operating capital loans. In addition to offering a wide array of business, industrial and personal financial services, the banks and savings and loans have been the backbone of civic and charitable programs for generations, providing both funding and volunteer campaign workers for worthwhile projects. Combined financial assets of the county's financial organizations exceeds $3,000,000,000.
The financial institutions often work closely with the Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), the Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA) and the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) in packaging incentive financing programs for job creating activities. When coupled with the job development and job retention programs of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Schuylkill County's financial partnership can create the incentive package needed to assure success for potential relocation and investment for prospective employers.