Start a Business

Whether you’re a startup or established manufacturer, you can Make it in! Mercer County. We have available resources for whatever stage of business development you are in.



For business plan assistance and development, look no further than the Gannon Small Business Development Center (SBDC). 

Gannon SBDC provides in-house services in Mercer County including:

  • Business planning
  • Financial analysis
  • Market planning and research
  • International trade/export
  • Environmental services
  • Various business planning workshops and educational programs for new and existing business activities in Mercer County

Visit Gannon SBDC for additional information and specific services available.

Incubation and Development

Mercer County is home to a number of different resources and facilities designed to grow and develop your business.


LindenPointe is a 115-acre innovative business campus with designated planned technical park zoning located in the City of Hermitage. LindenPointe is home to the eCenter@LindenPointe, a technology business incubator specializing in companies that are centered on science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. LindenPointe is also home to the Training & Development Center, an economic development resource driven by a regional economic development, workforce and STEM industry cluster partnership. The facility is available, upon request, for use by employers, educational organizations, training providers and other entities for the purpose of meeting workforce development and training needs.




Relocate Your Business

Mercer County is well positioned for:

  • Logistics & Distribution Hubs
  • Business & Financial Services
  • Health & Professional Services
  • Manufacturing & Machine Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Shale Drilling Support Services

With an attractive inventory of desirable, available and affordable sites, we have numerous prime locations for you to choose from including many premier industrial and business park venues. All located within a day’s drive of America’s most sought after markets and major cities.

Mercer County is located less than 50 miles by train or truck from a world class ethane cracker with easy access to Northeast population centers.






Expand Your Local Business

As an existing business in Mercer County, you are aware of the assets of this county and region. We want YOU to remain and grow in Mercer County, so let the Improvement Movement Team help you!

Growth can happen through a number of ways, such as connections to additional sales opportunities, reducing direct and overhead costs, or even low-interest financing on the machinery and equipment that you need to purchase.



Need to buy some machinery or equipment?


Need to expand or looking to add a location in the county?


Need to train or add employees?

If you are seeing a theme, you’re right!

Contact a member of Penn-Northwest Improvement Movement Team to discuss how your business can grow and continue to

Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
39 Chestnut Avenue
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
Phone: 724-662-3705
Fax: 724-662-0283