Financing & Incentives

Financing & Incentives

JARI has many outlets for local businesses to pursue in order to gain additional financing. Contact Michele Clapper at 814.262.8368 or .

Financing & Incentives

Whether you are looking to start a business, relocate your company, or expand your operation, JARI's professional staff can help you identify loans, grants or other investment vehicles for land acquisition, building construction, equipment, inventory, research and development, working capital or other expenses. We’ll take you from start to finish, work with you to fill out the application, and help you complete the process. 

In addition, we can connect you with various local programs such as those offered by the City of Johnstown; regional programs through Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission; and a variety of state programs as applicable. 

JARI is also able to provide assistance with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants through the Pennsylvania Innovation Partnership.

We can even put you in touch with equity investment sources—angel and venture capital groups and funds—including the local Enterprise Venture Capital Corporation and Technology Investment Fund and other investors, such as the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse and Pennsylvania Angel Network, to name a few.

Contact Michele Clapper at or 814.262.8368 for more information or to discuss your specific needs for customized financing assistance.