Business Resource Guide

This guide includes tips for planning or improving your business, a checklist for city permits and other approvals, financial incentives and lending sources, an annual list of downtown events, and helpful contact information.

Download your copy here.

Printed copies are also available at the Oil Region Alliance office, City Hall, and other community locations. For more information on opening a business in downtown Oil City, contact the Oil City Main Street Program at 814-677-3152.

“As a young professional and new business owner, I feel I have many opportunities to make a difference here. I’m excited to see my business grow and contribute to the revitalization of downtown Oil City.”

Ashley Sheffer
Core Goods

“As a manufacturing company whose facility is located in the downtown area, we have a unique opportunity to not only provide great careers for our employees but also to partner with the city to show that industry can in fact enhance the downtown community.”

Ryan Bell
Webco Industries

“We see tremendous value in our location in the heart of Oil City’s downtown business district. We love the feeling of being deeply ‘connected’ to a community where our roots have been since 1930. We strongly feel there is an energy and spirit in being a part of a downtown with a storefront; and we recognize that doesn’t just happen anywhere. Our desire is to be a positive contributor in the extraordinary revitalization efforts here in Oil City!”

Ashley Carchedi
Rossbacher Insurance Group