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'Get on the Trail!' Entrepreneurial Business Plan Contest

MISSION

The goal of the 'Get on the Trail!' Entrepreneurial Contest for Business Development and Expansion along the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail is to foster business development along the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail segment reaching from Hydetown in eastern Crawford County to Foxburg Borough in western Clarion County by offering rewards to new and expanding businesses which submit solid business plans to provide vital goods and services to users of the Erie-to-Pittsburgh Trail within the contest boundaries stated below.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Contest will commence August 1, the beginning date applications will be accepted. The deadline to enter will be 5 pm on September 22nd, 2017. Included with your application you will need to submit a concept paper providing an overview of your business idea. From the applications and concept papers, we will announce semi-finalists by September 26th. Please click here for more information...

Good rail-trails mean big business. How big?

Business owners and local officials in Pennsylvania and Maryland discuss exactly what the local rail-trail means to their bottom line. Video brought to you by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.


Breaking News!

Kick Off Event for 2017 Get on the Trails will be held Monday, May 22nd 2017 at Karma Coffee located at 237 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301 at 5:30 p.m.. RSVP to mcochran@oilregion.org.

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