Fertile ground for new and growing businesses

Clarion County, Pennsylvania is an ideal location for people with bright ideas and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our area’s longstanding work ethic draws people who are willing to put the time and effort into doing things well. The local business climate and resources support those with the courage to create a new path to success.

The Clarion County Economic Development Corporation connects local companies with the many types of resources they need to grow and thrive. A key element of our role in economic development is strengthening the existing companies that form the backbone of the local economy.

Another advantage to starting in business in Clarion County is our area’s highly educated workforce, thanks in large part to the presence of Clarion University. The university’s Small Business Development Center supports entrepreneurs with consulting and training that’s specifically focused on the needs and challenges of both starting and growing a company.

Clarion County’s Major Employers