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
Here to Help
Downtown Washington’s collaboration with Washington & Jefferson College is manifesting itself in the Washington Area Business Incubator (WABI). This cohort of extenders is excited to engage you as you start your business journey.
Support for your business in Washington is also available on the regional level through:
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)
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.
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.
Some funding is available in the form of grants to small business owners. Please contact our Main Street Manager at 724-288-7156 about grant opportunities.
The WBDA also 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.
We are working diligently to update our listing of available properties. Please check back soon.