17217 Economic Development Agency

Find 17217 economic development agencies, departments and corporations. Economic development agencies provide information on resources for economic growth through the expansion of local businesses and by attracting new business and tourism.


Adams County Economic Development 1300 Proline Place Gettysburg PA 17325 39.3 miles from 17217 717-334-0042


Bedford County Economic Development 1 Corporate Drive Bedford PA 15522 43.5 miles from 17217 814-623-4816

Pennsylvania State Economic Development 400 North Street Harrisburg PA 17120 44.2 miles from 17217 717-783-5053

York County Economic Development 11 York Street Hanover PA 17331 49.5 miles from 17217 717-646-9221

Berkeley Springs Economic Development 202 Fairfax Street Berkeley Springs WV 25411 49.7 miles from 17217 304-258-8546

Middletown Economic Development 29 South Union Street Middletown PA 17057 52.3 miles from 17217 717-944-6332

Ebensburg Economic Development 518 North Center Street Ebensburg PA 15931 55.6 miles from 17217 814-472-5500

What is a tax abatement?

A tax abatement is an agreement between a business and a taxing entity, such as a state, county, or local government, which provides a temporary tax reduction for a business that expands or makes physical improvements. Typically, the additional property taxes that would have been levied as a result of the business expansion or improvement are forgiven for a specified period of time. Businesses are sometimes offered tax abatements as a way to encourage expansion and investment.

What is the difference between an Economic Development Agency and an Economic Development Commission?

An Economic Development Agency is an agency of the government staffed by professional employees who implement the programs and services of the agency. An Economic Development Commission usually refers to an appointed board that serves as an advisor on economic policy. Economic Development Commissions are common at the county and local levels of government.

What do I need to do to start a new business?

Most Economic Development Agencies have a staff person or office to help prospective business owners to understand how to register their business and obtain any necessary licensing.