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'Get on the Trail!' Entrepreneurial Business Plan Contest


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.


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...

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.

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Thank you for your submissions. No further submissions will be accepted for 2016.

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