[email protected]  |  (724) 201-1558

[email protected]  |  (724) 201-1558

Doing Business Here

No Matter What, We Are Here for Downtown Businesses

OUR TOWN CAN BECOME

Your Town

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

Workshops

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.

Financial Institutions

Several financial institutions can be found here in and around Downtown Washington. Below you can find other additional financing resources.

Bridgeway Capital

Honeycomb Credit

Kiva Zip Pittsburgh

Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation)

The Progress Fund

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington

Southwest Planning Commission

Washington County Council on Economic Development

Business Incubator

Washington & Jefferson College is supporting local businesses through the Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI). This cohort of extenders is excited to engage you as you start your business journey.

Regional Support

Support for your business in Washington is also available on the regional level through:

University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Administration

Mansmann Foundation

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.

Grants

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. 

 

Available Properties

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