Open a Business

Starting a business can be a daunting task…but it doesn’t need to be.  There is help available for those wishing to start an enterprise in Pottsville.

The Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) started in 1984, following a marketing research study conducted by the American Cities Corporation recommended that a Development Corporation be formed to oversee Revitalization of Pottsville’s Downtown Commercial District.

PADCO provides Site Assistance, Technical and Design Assistance, and Small Business Development through a partnership with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  PADCO also offers Low-Interest Loans for Business Expansion, Equipment, Start-Up Costs, Inventory, Job Retention and Job Creation, Building Renovations, Facade Improvements, and other business needs that meet the program guidelines.