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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 July 1, the beginning date applications will be accepted. The deadline to enter will be 5 pm on July 31st. 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 August 2nd. Please click here for more information...

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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!

2013 Contest Winners:

  1. The Barnard House

  2. Susie Q's Homemade Ice Cream Vending Cart Program

  3. Bossa Nova Cafe

Winners Announced on Dec. 4th at Annual Holiday Mixer, Cross Creek Resort

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Special Perk for Get on the Trail! Entrepreneurial Business Plan Contest Winners Announced