Whether you are trying to start, run or grow a business, these links can help. They are for the organizations, agencies and resources you can go to for tools, answers and assistance. We have organized them by topic such as financing, planning, licensing, employer issues, technology and more. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact the Forest County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) using the contact information below.

Forest County IDC
P.O. Box 426
Tionesta, PA 16353
814-755-4599 (main office)


Ms. Rowan Rose-
Forest County Community & Economic Development Coordinator

814 755 4506

Business Planning

Clarion SBDC

SBA (Small Business Administration)

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)

Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Forest County Planning Commission

PA DCED (Dept. of Community & Economic Development)

Penn State Cooperative Extension


Doing Business in Forest County

PA Biz Online: Information for starting your business

Facilities (Land Acquisition & Capital Improvements)

Forest County Country real estate offices and developers

Business Financing

Northwest Savings Bank

First United National Bank

Northwest Regional Planning Commission

PA DCED (Dept. of Community & Economic Development) Loans

The Progress Fund

Bridgeway Capital

Finance & Records

Clarion SBDC

SBA (Small Business Administration)

PA Dept. of Revenue

Forest County Assessment Office

Workshops & Workforce Training

Clarion SBDC

Small Business Administration

Northwest Regional Planning Commission

Penn State Cooperative Extension

Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny

Clarion University

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

University of Pittsburgh-Titusville

Warren-Forest Higher Education Council

Permits & Licensing (PLCB, Borough and Townships, county planning, county treasurer, PA Dept. of Revenue)

PA DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection)

PA Dept. of Health

PA Dept. of State

PA Dept. of Agriculture

US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

PA Dept. of Revenue (Sales Tax)

Technology (System Design, System Assessment, SEO)

Clarion SBDC

Penn TAP (Technical Assistance Program)

Marketing (Research, Web Design, Social Media, Publication Design)

Gibbons Business Solutions (full range of marketing)

PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau (membership-based tourism promotion)

Forest County Visitor Center (no-cost distribution of brochures for businesses/attractions/events in Forest County and nearby communities)

Clarion SBDC (marketing education)

The Forest Press – 814-755-4900

Other Newspapers of Popular Subscription in Forest County

Business Services (nearby business supplies, business machines)

McCleary Business Machines – Knox

Lander Business Machines – Shippenville

Hagan Business Machines – Cranberry and Meadville

Computer Support (Clarion)

CS Technology Plus (Seneca)

Computer Guru (Tylersburg)

Local Utilities

Phone (Verizon)

Cable (Armstrong – television/telephone/Internet)

Garbage (Advanced Disposal)

Natural Gas (National Fuel)

Central Penn Gas

Propane (Ferrell)

Propane (Amerigas)

Southall Gas LLC

Tionesta Propane

Electricity (Penelec)