Economic Development

Economic & Community Development

One of the top priorities of the Ambridge Borough Council is Economic & Community Development in the Ambridge area.

Although Ambridge was built mostly in the early part of the 20th century, there are many properties that an investor with imagination and initiative can turn into sound investment opportunities.

Council is also dedicated to projects that make cosmetic and infrastructure improvements to streets, sidewalks and parks throughout the town.

In this section we hope to provide information on properties that will attract investor interest. We will also feature some current economic and community development projects as they progress through their completion.

If you have property that you believe is suitable for development contact the Borough Manager’s Office (724-266-4070) to discuss the feasibility of featuring your property on this site. If you have your own web site we may be able to provide a link to it.

If you are an investor interested in the Ambridge area, contact the Borough Manager for information and assistance.

Click the links below to view some of the projects currently in progress!


Historic District Economic Development Corporation seeks Grants and

The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation (AHDEDC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer, grassroots organization and is endorsed by the Ambridge Borough Council.

In August of 1987, the National Register of Historic Places certified a large number of specific structures throughout the Old Economy neighborhood of Ambridge as being of “Key” or “Contributing” historical significance. All of these structures were either built or used by the Harmonist community. It is this neighborhood and occupancy of these buildings by residents, businesses, or other organizations that the AHDEDC seeks to preserve and promote.

In 2007 Ambridge was designated as a Preserve America Community by the White House. 

Preserve America recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.

The revitalization of Ambridge is unfolding every day with new businesses openings, beautification projects, renovation projects, many new events at Old Economy Village, and more. This is your opportunity to partner with the members of the AHDEDC to promote the community, attract visitors, increase economic development, and help shape the future of Ambridge for the next generations.

Tax deductible contributions in any amount are welcome. Check can be made payable and sent to:

Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation
600 Eleventh Street
Ambridge, PA 15003

For more information, please contact Connie Kovolenko, Co-chair/Secretary at [email protected] or (724) 312-0708.  We welcome your ideas, energy, and contributions. Let’s grow together!


The Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corporation

Design Guidelines for Downtown Ambridge

Facade Improvement Grant Program

This Beaver County Grant Program offers up to $20,000.00 when making improvements to your building or business facade.

5 Steps to help walk you through  the process. Please see the attached brochures for more information. 

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