Rich natural resources in a popular tourist location
Clarion County, Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to call home, and that also makes it a great place to visit.There’s scenic Cook Forest State Park and the breathtaking beauty of the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers, which form the perfect setting for all sorts of outdoor recreation. On any given day, you’ll see kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking, swimming, and more. Add in seasonal attractions, such as when thousands of people come to our area to enjoy the Autumn Leaf Festival at the peak of fall’s colorful display, and it’s clear that Clarion County offers a wonderful way of life to residents and visitors alike.
Those attractions and many more have created a healthy base for companies in the travel and hospitality industry. From lodging, to dining, to the many leisure activities that benefit vacationers, such as hunting and fishing, there are so many opportunities in Clarion County — and with a labor shed of more than 429,000 hard-working individuals, tourism-related industries can count on a steady supply of workers.
Clarion County Economic Development Corporation is here to support tourism-related companies by connecting them with the many types of resources they need to grow and thrive. In addition, Clarion University’s Small Business Development center supports the industry with consulting and training that’s specifically focused on the needs and challenges of starting and growing a business in the industry.