This network of public sector providers is available to assist entrepreneurs, existing businesses, or those considering locating a business in the any of the six counties. The network includes seventeen agencies committed to developing and enhancing the economy of the region through the provision of technical assistance and other direct services to businesses or prospective businesses.

For more information on the Southern Alleghenies Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), visit here.

Steven K. Howsare, Executive Director
Local Development District
Southern Alleghenies Planning
& Development Commission (SAP&DC)
3 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601

Petra Mitchell, President and CEO
Industrial Resource Center
Catalyst Connection
2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Dennis Gilbert, President
Industrial Resource Center
One College Avenue
Dept. 32, Williamsport, PA 17701

Bruce Newell, President and CEO
Industrial Resource Center
600 North Hartley Street
Suite 100, York, PA 17404

Jeffrey Boldizar, Director
Small Business Development Center
St. Francis University SBDC
PO Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940-0600

Stephen McKnight, President and CEO
Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD Corp.)
Industrial Development Corporation
3900 Industrial Park Drive, Altoona, PA 16602

Bette Slayton, President
Industrial Development Corporation
Bedford County Development Association (BCDA)
One Corporate Drive, Suite 101, Bedford, PA 15522

Wendy Melius
Industrial Development Corporation
Fulton Industrial Development Association (FIDA)
201 Lincoln Way West
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Debra Clark, Executive Director
Industrial Development Corporation
Huntingdon County Business And Industry  (HCBI)
9136 William Penn HWY, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Linda Thomson, President
Industrial Development Corporation
Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI)
245 Market Street, Suite 200, Johnstown, PA 15901

Somerset County 


Contact:  Deborah L. Prosser
Director Business Development
SAP&DC or 814-949-6522