Allegheny • Clarion River Valley Region (Blueprint Initiative)

3 Concurrent Initiatives

Pennsylvania Blueprint Communities

Communities Involved: Emlenton, Foxburg, Parker

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Local Coordinators: Oil Region Alliance – Deb Lutz, Kim Harris

Blueprint Communities is a revitalization and leadership initiative that serves as a catalyst for creating sustainable communities in our region. It is based on sound local and regional planning that a includes clear vision for the community and a comprehensive implementation strategy as well as encouraging coordinated investments in targeted communities by public and private funders.


Nature Based Place Making

Communities Involved: Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, Foxburg

Sponsors: Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), PA Dept. ofConservation & Natural Resources

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley; Oil City Main Street -Kathy Bailey; Oil Region Alliance – Kim Harris, Deb Lutz

Nature-Based Placemaking (NBP) begins in communities where a natural asset – a park, a trail, a river, a lake, etc. – is recognized and developed as an economic opportunity in the community. Outputs for this project will be:

  1. Hospitality training curriculum for businesses and their staff to know more about the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and the Allegheny River Water Trail and how they can benefit
  2. Business to business networking forum for business leaders
  3. List of new business opportunities by taking inventory of businesses assessments and of each community and needs of current businesses.


Trail Town Program®

Communities Involved: Titusville, Oil City, Emlenton, Foxburg (Franklin in 20l5)

Sponsors: The Progress Fund/Trail Town Program , Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance, on Council Greenways & Trails

Local Coordinators: Council on Greenways & Trails – Debra Frawley

The Trail Town Program® (TTP) is an economic development and community revitalization initiative working in “Trail Towns” along the major trail corridors, now including the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail. TTP works to address trail-wide issues and opportunities through regional to cooperation and build the connection “between trail and towns.” It works with partners across the region to ensure that trail communities and businesses maximize the economic potential of the trail.

TTP provides “six services” to its communities

  1. Business Assistance & Development
  2. Marketing
  3. Economic Research
  4. Community Connections
  5. Real Estate Development
  6. Small Business Loan

Area Events

October 21 (04:00 pm)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

Details of the event (meal cost, class picture, etc.) will be posted on our web site as well as thro...

October 22 (03:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Join Sandra and Sara to paint these holiday faces/words on wooden blocks to create an adorable multi...

October 24 (06:00 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Open Studio is back! Time to dust off those unfinished projects, try those Pinterest pins, and give ...

October 28 (06:00 pm)
Main Street Emlenton

The Emlenton Civic Club would like to invite all to the Halloween Parade on October 28, 2017 at 6:00...

November 3 (10:00 am)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

2 Day Craft Show Nov 3rd 10am - 6pm Nov 4t5 10am - 5pm This is Free to the public. Vendor booth s...

November 4 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Creative Peeps are getting together once a month, on the 1st Saturday, to make art at the Coop. Join...

November 10 (12:00 pm)
The Nest Bakery Cafe

Do your kids want to decorate Christmas cookies but you dread the messy kitchen? Come to The Nest Ba...

November 16 (06:30 pm)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

Come and assemble a beautiful harvest centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table or a simple mug succul...

November 18 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

A stunning piece of jewelry that you can boast about making all on your own. This is a perfect heart...

November 25 (10:00 am)
Chicken Coop - Studio 306

This holiday season, support businesses, artisans and crafters in our communities by shopping locall...

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