Prior to World War II, the Greater Hazleton Area was dependent on the mining of anthracite coal. Since the demise of this industry after World War II, the community has worked hard to develop several industrial parks which have attracted many diversified industries. The success of business is attributable to a strong work ethic prevalent in the region.
The population of 75,000 people reside in one small city, boroughs, villages, and agricultural areas. The total area encompasses 265 square miles.
The city of Hazleton is located 110 miles north of Philadelphia, 120 miles west of New York City, and just a few miles from the junction of interstates 80 and 81.