As the lead economic development organization in Butler County the CDC continuously works with numerous partners, which include Butler County organizations, companies, municipalities and other local, state and regional agencies on a daily basis. The leaders in Butler County recognize that a well- coordinated and directed economic development process is crucial to sustaining the quality of life and economic growth within the community.
By providing this integration the CDC is strengthening the business climate in the County. It is the CDC’s goal to provide an environment that will foster business expansion throughout Butler County by making the entire process more efficient for businesses that would like to expand or relocate within the County.
The CDC in conjunction with its partners (partner links included below), works with the various boroughs and municipalities in the County, Butler County Association of Township Officials, Butler County Realtors, elected officials in both Harrisburg and Washington, to develop strategies to prioritize economic development projects within the County.
Please contact Marcie Barlow at the CDC (800) 283-0021 if you would like to partner with the CDC to further Economic Development in Butler County. We are happy to include your link with the others already listed.
BUTLER COUNTY GROWTH COLLABORATIVE
BUTLER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce is comprised of local business men and women. In addition to promoting the county’s businesses the Chamber also offers advertising opportunities, educational workshops and discounts on various services to its members.
BUTLER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
The Butler County Commissioners oversee the administrative, financial and public affairs of Butler County.
BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Butler County Community College (BC3) provides a variety of workforce training. The college can provide your business with information on WEDnetPA funds that may be available as well as additional training classes for your employees in a variety of vocations.
BUTLER COUNTY MANUFACTURING CONSORTIUM
The mission of the Butler County Manufacturing Consortium is to identify and address the needs of the participating manufacturers. We will accomplish this by partnering with county and state organizations and educational providers.
BUTLER COUNTY TOURISM & CONVENTION BUREAU
The mission of Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is to promote Butler County, PA as an attractive tourism and business destination. This is done by marketing Butler County’s festive and friendly attractions to both individuals and groups.
Butler Downtown is a non-profit who’s goal is to bring new energy and vitality to the City of Butler’s downtown area. The group encourages respect for the city’s rich history and incorporates this history into its events that are designed to bring a new vitality to downtown.
CRANBERRY BUSINESS HUB
The Cranberry Business Hub is the clearinghouse for business inquiries and information in Cranberry Township. The staff at the Business Hub will assist you in identifying the business resources that may be of assistance to you. In addition they will help you progress through the land development process, troubleshoot building code-related issues and find the necessary data to assist you in making the best business decisions.
DUQUESNE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small businesses and those who are thinking of starting a business in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Duquesne SBDC holds monthly workshops in Butler County. Please contact our office at (800) 283-0021 to register for the workshops.
SLIPPERY ROCK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Slippery Rock Business Association was founded in 2004 to promote and improve the quality of life in Slippery Rock. The Association works with local residents and business owners to market the borough.
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY
Slippery Rock University is located in northern Butler County and provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as workforce training.
THE CITY OF BUTLER
Butler, PA was named one of the 12 best small towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine in 2012. The City’s downtown area is home to many small businesses and restaurants. In addition, as the county seat Butler is also a hub of government activity. The City of Butler truly provides residents with metropolitan living and small town convenience.