The Port Allegany Area Economic Development Corporation (PAAEDC) at 45 West Maple Street in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, works to foster economic development within the Port Allegany region. Current projects include the Serenity Glass Park and the Allegheny River Water Trail.
Port Allegany, located along Pennsylvania Route 6, was originally known as “Canoe Place” by the Native Americans and early pioneers who traveled along the Allegheny River. The town, which is 30 miles from the headwaters of the Allegheny River, was later developed as a port on the Allegheny River and is known for their glass industry. The future Serenity Glass Park will feature the signature glass blocks manufactured locally by Pittsburgh-Corning. During the summer, concerts are held Thursday evenings on the town square.
The Allegheny River Trail is a new series of kayak and canoe launches being developed along the Allegheny River between the communities of Roulette and Larabee in Pennsylvania, with the future plan of connecting with the river trail in Portville, New York, as the Allegheny River flows north before turning south into the Allegheny (Kinzua) Reservoir. Guide services and outfitting for the river are currently available.
For information on business development and assistance, please contact the Port Allegany borough office, Bob Veilleux, firstname.lastname@example.org.