The Oil Region Alliance of Business Industry & Tourism is the lead economic development agency and the official tourist promotion agency serving the Oil Heritage Region, as well as the administrator for the Oil Region National Heritage Area. These multiple designations enable the Alliance to tap multiple public and private resources to achieve its mission.
The Mission of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism is to increase the prosperity and population of the Oil Region by enticing people to live, work, learn and play in “the valley that changed the world” through the preservation, promotion, development and support of historical, educational, natural, recreational, residential, commercial and industrial destinations.
“The Oil Region Alliance helped my company secure low-cost financing to open a second location in Cornplanter Township. The Alliance continues to be responsive to our needs as we grow and create jobs right here in your Oil Region. Thank you to the members who choose to be part of the Alliance.” -Rod Griffin, Specialty Fabrication & Powder Coating, Sugarcreek Borough & Cornplanter Twp.
“As a community credit union, the Oil Region Alliance is very important to us because it helps bring companies to the area as well as helps businesses that are already here. When there are good jobs businesses like ours can thrive by serving those employees. That.s something I believe in and want to be part of.” -Linda Lusher, Galaxy Federal Credit Union, Franklin.
“The Alliance helped my business obtain funding for the renovations at our new building to provide quality live/work space through the Route 8 and 62 Corridor Improvement Program. Already three new businesses are located within the building.” -Daryl Hicks, The classic Salon, Oil City.
“The Emlenton community had the support of the Alliance in developing its historical efforts including a book, interpretive panels along a walking tour, and the first Visitor Center in the Oil Region. The Alliance also helped us develop and market The Pumping Jack Museum. Those efforts have brought us visitors from areas we never anticipated. Thank you to the members who choose to be part of the Alliance.” -Nancy Kingsley, The Pumping Jack Museum, Emlenton.
“The Alliance helped my company secure funding for a recently completed $1.68 million expansion project that added 20,000 square feet to our manufacturing facility in Cranberry Township. With this expansion, 64 new jobs have been added to the existing 204 employed by Matric. The Alliance also facilitated over $15,000 in technical training assistance for incumbent employees. Thank you to the members who choose to be part of the Alliance.” -Rick Turner, Matric Limited, Cranberry Twp.