We know starting and owning a business can be overwhelming. Use this page as a resource to help you bring your business to life in Titusville!
Thinking about relocating your business to Titusville? Great, we can’t wait to have you!
The Department of Community and Economic Development put together a comprehensive Entrepreneur’s Guide that will walk you through all things to know and consider when starting your business.
Titusville has a unique variety of spaces and for your business. Whether you’re looking for an existing storefront, office, retail space, or land to build anew, our local agents can work with you to find a space and place to fit your needs.
In addition to those listed, Titusville Community Development Agencies (TCDA) also owns a variety of properties and spaces available to rent or lease:
- The Titusville Opportunity Park (TOP) and TOP South
- Retail Incubator – The Mercantile
- Towne Square Building
- Conference Rooms and Equipment Rentals
For up-to-date information and availability, call (814) 827-3668.
Pennsylvania offers a variety of tax incentives, credits and programs to eligible Pennsylvania businesses. These tax credits, economic development programs refund/rebate opportunities and incentive programs provide economic assistance and tax reductions to business taxpayers. For more information, visit the links below.
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offers a range of grants, loans, and tax incentives for businesses. All available options are available on their website here, but we have identified the following programs as the most beneficial.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners funds tech-based startups including product, process or software application.
Tech startups can potentially receive up to four yearly infusions of cash totaling around $500,000. Small manufacturers may be eligible for a one time investment of up to $250,000.
*Cannot be used for land, buildings, machinery and equipment, or retail/restaurant/salon related startups.
Codes & forms
When opening a business you will likely need to obtain a number of permits and licenses before opening. This is especially true when renovating an old building. Do I need a sprinkler system for fire safety? Can I put a neon sign in front of my business? How many stalls do I need in my restrooms? The list can go on and on.
The Titusville Zoning/Code Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the zoning ordinance as well as codes that deal with building construction, renovations, and property maintenance.
Code Enforcement and Building Inspector
Skip Welling is the Code Enforcement and Building Inspector who can answer any questions you may have about codes and city regulations.
Phone: 814.827.5300 ext. 313Email Skip
Networking & Support resources
Titusville Renaissance, Inc. is an independent, volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit Downtown Revitalization organization committed to the enhancement of the greater Titusville community.
The Greater Titusville Development Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity created in 2014 to meet the need for a resource to connect community- and economic-development projects with private sources and donors.
The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism manages the Oil Region National Heritage Area and aims to increase the prosperity of the Oil Region by enticing people to live, work, learn and play in “the Valley that Changed the World."
Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP)
Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) is PA’s network of business assistance partners designed to help companies start, grow and prosper.
The PREP network consists of hundreds of trained and experienced experts who can offer assistance and resources. PREP’s one-on-one counseling, specialized workshops, online training and financial incentives make it one of the most coordinated and respected networks in the nation designed specifically to meet the needs of our job creators — the men and women who start and grow our businesses.
PREP helps to answer the following questions and more:
- How do I start a new business?
- How do I write a business plan
- Where can I get necessary financing?
- Where is the best place to locate my business?
- How can I expand into new markets?
- Who can help me re-organize my shop floor?
- Should I invest in new equipment?
- Can I get training for my employees?
Contact Northwest PREP
Kristen Kerr, Titusville PREP Partner at Titusville Community Development Agencies
Jennifer Feehan, Economic and Community Development Coordinator
814.677.4800 ext. 106Email KristenEmail Jennifer
PA Business One-Stop Shop
The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is a state government office equipped with knowledge, information, and resources for businesses both large and small. Serving as the first point of contact for Pennsylvania business development concerns, their team helps connect and guide businesses through all stages of development — from planning and startup to operating and expanding. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or existing business, they provide complete, customer-focused service backed by firsthand knowledge and experience.Check out their customized business checklist!
Small Business Development Center - Gannon University
The Small Business Development Center at Gannon University offers no-cost, confidential consulting services for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to start a business.
They offer a wide range of services from bookkeeping, e-commerce, franchising, management and much more!Learn More!