Picture Yourself

Dreaming of opening your own business in Downtown Bellefonte?

We don't blame you. It's a pretty great place to do business, if we do say so ourselves.

Who's "we," you ask? We're Downtown Bellefonte Inc., a non-profit organization serving as champions of small business, economic development, and historic preservation in our beautiful downtown. And we want to help you make your dream become a reality.

So do us a favor: "Picture Yourself" here. Then reach out to us. Let's talk about your business idea and how we can turn your daydream into something bigger.

You're just an email away from becoming a big part of the Bellefonte business community. So what are you waiting for? Reach out to us.



The "Picture This" campaign is made possible through a partnership with The Pennsylvania Wilds.

Bellefonte calls The Pennsylvania Wilds home, as part of its I-80 Frontier region. Our community serves as a "welcome mat" to the rest of the entire northern region, covering one of the biggest blocks of green between New York City and Chicago with 2 million acres of breathtakingly beautiful public land.

Want to start a business,
but need a little inspiration?



Starting a business is no easy feat, but we're confident that you can do it!

Prism data collected by Pennsylvania Downtown Center on behalf of Downtown Bellefonte Inc. identified the following as gaps in the Bellefonte retail market:

  • Grocery store or downtown food market
  • Menswear
  • Furniture and/or home goods
  • Outdoor outfitters, sporting goods, and recreation
  • Restaurants
  • Wine bar and/or craft beverages
  • Womens' and family clothing

Resources for opening a business in Bellefonte:

Upcoming events to help start your business

SBDC Office Hours
Next date TBD

Ask a Lawyer for Small Businesses
Second Monday of each month 11am-12pm, at SpringBoard. RSVP required

Business Owner's Meetings
Last Wednesday of the month 8:30am - 9:30am (rotates to a different business location each month)