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Businesses

Business establishments provide employment opportunities and resources to residents and communities. This indicator helps to characterize the health of the region’s overall business development patterns by documenting the number of business establishments... Read More

Business establishments provide employment opportunities and resources to residents and communities. This indicator helps to characterize the health of the region’s overall business development patterns by documenting the number of business establishments as a means of gauging economic stability. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s Business Patterns data set and may be reported at the county, metropolitan statistical area, or zip code level, as deemed appropriate by the reporting entity.

Abington, Pennsylvania

Abington Township has several economic development initiatives to support and attract local businesses. The Economic Development Office works with the Township's Economic Development Committee to create new revitalization plans to propel the Township's eight business districts and ensure viable centers for economic growth and stability. This includes administering the Abington... Read More

Abington Township has several economic development initiatives to support and attract local businesses. The Economic Development Office works with the Township's Economic Development Committee to create new revitalization plans to propel the Township's eight business districts and ensure viable centers for economic growth and stability. This includes administering the Abington Township Business Assistance Grant Program and the Abington Tax Abatement Program for qualifying businesses. The EDC coordinates all related downstream and upstream economic entities into one accessible source.

The Abington Business Community (ABC) is the combined affiliation of all businesses located within Abington Township. The Township’s resources to support the ABC consist of the Economic Development Office, a one-stop, business resource shop, and the Economic Development Committee (EDC) which formulates policy and recommends economic implementation strategies. Together, they are the driving force behind producing materials such as this guidebook, the "Starting a Business in Abington Township-Quick Reference Guide," and other efforts to foster an efficient business climate.

The Business Resource Information Center or BRIC is a partnership between the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Abington Township, and Penn State Abington. BRIC works with SCORE or Senior Corps of Retired Executives to match business needs with resources and provide assistance to help businesses succeed. Current and prospective business owners receive confidential, no cost business counseling from BRIC.

For every $100 spent at an Abington business, $68 return to the community through taxes, payroll, and other related expenditures to support municipal services and public schools. In 2015, the EDC and the Township's Environmental Advisory Council partnered to create the Go Green Rewards Card program. Through this buy local by going green initiative, local businesses reward residents for completing green actions, while green consumers increase their foot traffic into participating businesses to receive their rewards.