Business & Development

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Welcome to the business gateway for the City of Lock Haven where you’ll find online tools, resources, and contact information to help realize your dream.

Support Networks

The City of Lock Haven can help put resources in your hand whether you’re starting a new business or are looking to continue to succeed as an existing business. The city maintains partnerships with a variety of organizations that seek to encourage and grow business in our region including Downtown Lock Haven, Susquehanna Economic Development Association – Council of Governments, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Lock Haven University Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center and the Clinton County Economic Partnership… just to name a few. Contact us for information on organizations interested in supporting new and existing businesses in our community.

Lock Haven’s Consumer Base

The typical resident of the City of Lock Haven is a 22-year-old woman renting a home on one of the city’s tree-lined streets. Individuals between the ages of 20-24 account for more than a quarter of the city’s residents. While 14.2% of the city’s population is under the age of 18, 9.6% is over the age of 65. The median family has an income of $47,774 while the mean household income is $50,377, with a cost of living index 10-12% less than the national average. For more information about the City’s demographics and trends, visit the US Census QuickFacts.

Lock Haven’s Workforce

With a 5.6% unemployment rate, 29% of the city’s residents work in service occupations and another 28% work in sales and office occupations. More than 82% of the city’s residents are high school graduates, and of those, 6.7% have obtained associates degrees and 10.9% hold bachelor’s degrees (US Census ACS, 2012).