McKean County would like to share some resources regarding assistance available through the COVID pandemic with our local businesses.

Small Business Development Center Resources

The Small Business Development Center has various resources that may be helpful for your business. The Small Business Development Center that serves McKean County is through Clarion University. They are currently offering weekly workshops on the SBA Emergency Loan Programs. These hour-long workshops are held Thursdays (February 4, 11, 18, 25) from 9:00 – 10:00 AM. You can learn more about these program at

The SBDC also has a webpage that includes a wide variety of resources related to business recovery following disruption due to COVID. This site includes information on loan programs, best practices, information about medical leave, and a variety of other topics. You can access the SBDC’s COVID resource page at

For additional information about SBDC services, please contact Aleshia Marshall at (814) 393-2060 or

PA Wilds Cooperative Resources

The PA Wilds Cooperative has resources available to assist businesses during the COVID pandemic. Programs include loans, unemployment assistance, best practices, and other resources. You can access information through the PA Wilds Cooperative at

North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission

EDA CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund. North Central received $1.76 million through the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to offer low cost flexible loans to regional businesses to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID pandemic or economic injury caused by the COVID pandemic. Loan payments are deferred for the first 6 months at 0% and have a fixed interest rate of .75 – 1.75%. for more information about this program visit: or contact Jennifer Hibbard, Loan Program Director at (814) 773-3162 ext. 3049 or

County Resources

In addition to providing you with information about resources available through other regional partners, the County is also exploring other options to provide local assistance to businesses within the County. As these programs are developed, information will be forwarded on to you. You can reach Robert Veilleux, McKean County Economic Development Liaison at (814) 887-3107 or via email

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