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

March 24 (06:00 pm)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

Heavenly Gaits TRC, Inc. Presents: A Nite at the Races! Saturday, March 24, 2018 Doors open at 6:00 ...

March 31 (09:30 am)
Foxburg, PA

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April 1 (10:15 am)
Fellowship Baptist Church

Easter changes everything! Join us as we celebrate the risen Lord Jesus. All are welcome. 8 a.m. - S...

April 6 (10:00 am)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

2 Day Craft Show April 6th 10am - 6pm April 7th 10am - 5pm This is Free to the public. Vendor boo...

April 8 (12:00 pm)
Reminisce Banquet Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of getting to know local wedding professionals that can make all your dreams come...

April 8 (03:00 pm)
Lincoln Hall

From ancient to modern and criss-crossing the globe, the stirring heart sounds of string instruments...

April 14 (10:00 am)
Allegheny-Clarion Valley Junior/Senior High School

AC Valley School, Boys and Girls, and Foxburg Free Library are proud to announce the Tortoise and th...

April 14 (10:00 am)
204 S Wayne Ave, Parker, PA 16049-7236, United States

The PCVFD once again invites you to participate in our Annual Spring Craft and Vendor Show. Parker C...

April 16 (07:00 pm)
Emlenton Civic Club

The Summer Festival Committee needs your help! Do you have an idea for a new Summerfest event? Want ...

April 22 (02:00 pm)
Lincoln Hall

On Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM, Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts welcomes back to the Linc...

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