Airport Area Development Council
The Airport Area Development Council is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to support the growth of new and existing companies, and to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the Pittsburgh Airport Area. Its work is guided by a Board of Directors drawn from development organizations, financial institutions, academia, local government, and companies with substantial influence in economic development matters.

Ambridge Area School District
This is the official website for the Ambridge Area School District.

Ambridge Boro
This is the official website for the Boro of Ambridge.

Ambridge Nationality Days
This annual event produced by the Ambridge Chamber of Commerce celebrates the ethnic diversity of the region. The event is held every year the third weekend in May.

Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
This is the official website for the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce.

Beaver County Web Directory
This directory has links to all known websites of businesses located in Beaver County. The directory is organized alphabetically by company name, categorically by business category and geographically by community.

Beaver County Website
This is the official website for the Beaver County Government.

Beaver Initiative for Growth (BIG)
Beaver Initiative for Growth, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded and co-chaired by PA State Representative Mike Veon and PA State Senator Jerry LaValle. BIG’s mission is “to build an alliance of public and private sector leaders to implement a comprehensive strategy to strengthen Beaver County’s economic base through the development of business and quality of life opportunities.”

CL Fund
The CL Fund is a $16,000,000 fund that works to increase employment and expand economic opportunity in Southwestern Pennsylvania by:
Investing in companies, with a strong entrepreneurial management team, that bring new income into the region, grow profitably, and therefore, add quality employment.
Increasing access to quality jobs through investments in training, education and skill development organizations.
Providing early funding to promising entrepreneurs

The Corporation for Owner-Operator Projects, (CO-OP), incorporated in 1984, is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating entrepreneurial development and job creation and retention in Beaver County.

The CO-OP assists new and growing businesses with expected annual sales revenue of less than $2.5 million by providing consulting, counseling and financial services.

Downtown Development Council
Comprehensive Support Systems for Downtown Business Districts: Property & Statistical Reports Organizational Contacts… Business District News… Architectural Conceptual Designs… Workshop Scheduling… Facade Grant Guidelines… Improvement Loan Information… And More…

This page has links to all of the educational websites in Beaver County plus has a comprehensive listing of school phone numbers.

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
This web site has been developed to help businesses, local governments and individuals harness the power of the web to quickly and easily find the programs, initiatives, and assistance that are available. Invent PA serves as the home page for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvania to achieve a superior quality of life.

This page has links to all of the local government websites in Beaver County plus has a comprehensive listing of government phone numbers, local, state and federal.

Innovations Works, Inc.
Innovation Works is a publicly funded venture capital organization that invests in technology startups in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Their mission is to increase the new enterprise success rate by providing the highest potential technology companies with access to risk capital, business expertise, and third party resources. Through a continuum of hands-on support, guidance, and investment, they help companies to maximize their chances to attract additional capital and achieve commercial success.

Old Economy Village
A historical 19th century village located in Ambridge, the Old Economy Village was the home of a Christian communal group, the Harmony Society. Established in 1824, Economy was known worldwide for its piety and industrial prosperity.

PA Open 4 Business
This web site gives entrepreneurs “one door” to access business information, explore financial options and download or complete many of the important forms necessary to start and grow a business in the state of Pennsylvania.

PA State Data Center
The Commonwealth’s official source of demographic and economic data. A wide variety of products and services are offered such as population estimates, projections and many social, housing and economic characteristics.

Pennsylvania Career Link
Team Pennsylvania Career Link is a cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers and other Interested Individuals. Their mission is to function as a self-directed Job Search System providing quality customer service to the people of Pennsylvania enabling all customers to make informed choices.

Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
This is the official website for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce.

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Discover the new Pittsburgh region. Everywhere you look you’ll see new opportunities and new momentum.

U.S. Census
United States Department of Commerce

U.S. Census Quick Facts About Beaver County
This page provides a synopsis of U.S. Census information on Beaver County.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
This is the official website for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce fights for the interests of business and free enterprise before governments around the world.

This page has links to all of the religious websites in Beaver County plus has a comprehensive listing of church phone numbers.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only independent agency of the federal government with the sole purpose of assisting small businesses to start, grow, and prosper. Through their extensive network of SBA Regional, Field, and Branch offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to the public throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The SBA is here to help you – the existing or prospective small business owner. Their commitment is to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns; to preserve free competitive enterprise; and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University (SBDC)
The SBDC is a member of a statewide consortium of college and university-based centers designed to provide comprehensive management and technical assistance to the small business community in Pennsylvania. The program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and public and private agencies.

The Duquesne University Chrysler Corporation SBDC offers both one-to-one and team consulting to identify and address the problems of small business clients. The SBDC consultants provide management counseling tailored to fit the needs of small business clients in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to General Management consulting, both International and Environmental consulting are available.

Through meetings with consultants, small business owners receive expert and specialized guidance at no charge in the various aspects of starting, operating, and growing a business.

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates the capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong