OUR TOWN CAN BECOME
The WBDA can get you started on the right track and find connections to make your business a reality here in Downtown Washington.
Are you interested in starting or expanding a business in Downtown Washington? You’ve come to the right place. Downtown Washington is a growing community near the crossroads of Interstate 70 & 79 and other nearby attractions, including Washington & Jefferson College right in the heart of Downtown. WBDA can provide support in connecting you to available properties, business ideas, promotions, business workshops, and more.
Resources at Your Fingertips
Throughout the year, WBDA and partners host several networking events including “lunch & learns,” workshops, and peer-to-peer meetings that can help develop your business and neighboring connections.
Several financial institutions can be found here in and around Downtown Washington. Below you can find other additional financing resources.
Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation)
IGNITE evolved from the Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI), an idea conceived for the next level of developing and fostering new business formation and growing small businesses and nonprofits.
Support for your business in Washington is also available on the regional level through:
Our Business Guide
Check back soon, as our business guide is currently being updated to reflect changes in Washington, including those related to COVID-19.
To be placed on the list to receive the new Business Guide please contact us through the below form.
The WBDA offers an annual Facade Improvement Grant (FIGs), as available, to property and business owners to rehab their storefront and overall building appearance to be more historically and aesthetically appropriate in the downtown design.
Occasionally, funding is available in the form of other assistant grants to small business owners. Please contact our Main Street Manager at 724-288-7156 about grant opportunities.
We are working diligently to update our listing of available properties. Please check back soon.