Related Links & Contacts

There are many agencies and groups at the local, state, and federal level which provide a wide array of economic development services to business and industry. Some programs are used by local businesses with some degree of frequency; while others are used only on rare occasions. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is the primary agency providing economic development resources at the state level. Information on their programs is available at

The McKean County EDO works closely with other community and economic development agencies. This coordinated approach often results in services being delivered in a more efficient manor. Agencies and organizations (including contact information) that provide specialized economic development and community development services to businesses and municipalities located in McKean County include the following:

Loan Programs

OECD of the City of Bradford
P.O. Box 490
Bradford, PA   16701
Contact:  Sara Andrews – 814-368-7170 (Ext.13)

Mckean County Redevelopment Authority

410 E. Water Street
Smethport, PA  16749
Alcherrie WIlliams - 814-887-5563

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission

49 Ridgemont Drive
Ridgway, PA  15853
Jennifer Hibbard – 1-814-774-3162

Workforce Development/Job Training

Workforce Solutions of North Central PA
Contact: Susie Snelick - 1-814-245-1835

Continuing Education & Regional Development - University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Contact: Randall Stiles - 1-814-362-5017

PA Career Link
40 Davis Street
Bradford, PA  16701
Contact: 1-814-363-9100

Potter County Education Council - Port Allegany Office

219 Edison Bates Drive
Port Allegany, PA   16743
Contact: Candi Hand– 1-814-545-1333  

Technical Assistance For Business and Industry

North Central PA Launch Box
2 East Long Ave. Suite 120
DuBois, PA  15801
Contact: Brad Lashinsky - 1-814-372-3020

Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP)

200 Innovation Blvd, Suite 117
University Park, PA   16802
Contact: Tanna Pugh – 1-814-863-1632

Northwest Industrial Resource Center

8425 Peach Street
Erie, PA  16509
Contact: Tom Weible – 1-814-590-5202

Government Procurement

North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission
49 Ridgmont Drive
Ridgway, PA   15853
Contact: Barbara Brennen  – 1-814-773-3162

Business Plan Preparation

Clarion University - Small Business Development Center
330 North Point Dr
Suite 100
Clarion, PA   16214-1232
Contact: Aleshia Marshall

Zoning/Land Development

McKean County Planning Commission
17137 Route 6
Smethport, PA   16749
Contact: Richard Fry– 1-814-887-2754

Community Development

OECD of the City of Bradford
P.O. Box 490
Bradford, PA   16701
Contact: Sara Andrews – 1-814-368-7170 (Ext. 13)

McKean County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

P.O. Box 3366
410 East Water Street
Smethport, PA   16749
Contact: Alcherrie Williams – 1-814-887-5563


Chamber of Commerce

Federal, State, and Regional Economic Development Organizations

Local Economic Development Group Contacts

Business Site Selection & Real Estate Agencies

If you are a local real estate agency that is not listed below and would like to be added to the website, please contact the Economic Development office at (814) 887-3107 or via email here.


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