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Gilkes works out of the Greene County and Washington outreach offices, and supports western Pennsylvania businesses;
Hassett dedicates more of her time to Greene County and is great for general startup questions.
Are you looking for land, building sites, or existing buildings in Greene County?
Greene County ... a great location, reasonable taxes, business friendly atmosphere and a quality labor force make for the ideal business environment. With a diverse economy based on traditional industries, high technology and advanced manufacturing the county is one of the most economically growing areas in the state.
Starting a New Business Enterprise in Greene County and more
For everything needed to start a new business, go to: pa.bizonline.com which provides resources for new and/or existing businesses and services provided; including:
PA BIZ Online is the result of the commonwealth's effort to make Pennsylvania the easiest place in the world to start, build and expand a business. It provides entrepreneurs one-stop access to business information. Plus the option to download the Entrepreneur's Guide.
The entrepreneur must consider more than the specific activities – production, marketing, accounting, and distribution – before starting a business. He or she must also consider the legal environment and government regulations of business and the related forms necessary to consider when going into business:
Consult an attorney regarding the legal requirements of setting up and operating your business.
Consult an accountant regarding the financial requirements of setting up and operating your business.
Register the name of the business with the state (Fictitious Name Application).
Click HERE for printable listing of SBDC information.
Things to Know Places to Go... for assistance in starting and managing a small business:
Local property, income or business privilege taxes may affect your business. Contact your county, city, borough, township, or local school district for tax information.
Zoning is regulated at the local level. Before purchasing or renting any type of building for commercial purpose, be sure to check with the local municipality to assure that your particular type of business can be operated at the site you have chosen.
Business Privilege License & Tax: (Required in Carmichaels Borough and Waynesburg Borough)
Brandi Wydo-Straight 200 South Market Street Carmichaels, PA 15320 Phone: 724-966-5506 Fee: $52.00 annually
Waynesburg Borough 90 East High Street Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-8111 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $127.00 annually
Before or after registering a fictitious name, you will be required to place an advertisement in two newspaper; i.e., one of general circulation in the county in which your business will be located as well as one in a legal paper in that same county.
To find taxes due to the Borough, buyer must contact Borough Manager, Mike Simms at 724-627-8111
The code book for Borough properties is located in the Borough Office on High Street.
International Building Code:
All properties located in Waynesburg must be maintained in passing condition as describe by the International Building Code (IBC). The International Building Code is a model building code developed by the International Code Council. To review the current IBC visit www.iccsafe.org.
DO NOT begin construction until you apply. If construction begins prior to filling out an application you WILL NOT be eligible for Tax Abatement.
Click here to read more about Tax Abatement, or contact Jeremy Kelly, Planning & Business Development Manager, Department of Economic Development at 724-852-5300, located in the Fort Jackson Hotel Building, 49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
Local Community Business Links: (not a comprehensive listing)