Investment Opportunities

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Approximately 2,000 residents in the Downtown area.

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Over 6,000 employees that work in the downtown area.

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Over 7,000 students, staff and attendees each year.

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Over 35,000 vehicle trips per day through Downtown.

Discover Downtown Altoona

Incorporated in 1856, the City of Altoona served as the terminus for the Pennsylvania Railroad throughout much of the 20th century. Still rich in rail history, Altoona’s economy is now driven by education, health services and a growing technology sector.

Downtown Altoona is in the heart of the emerging I-99 Innovation Corridor and the City’s Enterprise Zone.  With a population of 46,000, Altoona is home to Penn state Altoona College and is less than 35 minutes from Penn State University Park.

Join us in an Urban Reinvention

Why Downtown Altoona is the Right Place for You

Traditions and Culture

Traditions and Culture

Home to the nationally recognized Railroaders Memorial Museum, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center, and Mishler Theatre.
Destination Shopping

Destination Shopping

Altoona offers and ever growing variety of shopping and dining experiences.
Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Quality educational opportunities are available through local undergraduate, continuing education and vocational programs.
State-of-the-Art Technology

State-of-the-Art Technology

Convenient access to high speed internet connections and other broadband capabilities including fiber optic lines.
Convenient Residential Living

Convenient Residential Living

Apartment living is available to meet everyone’s needs with convenient access to public transportation.
Growing Service Economy

Growing Service Economy

Downtown Altoona is home to a variety of business service and support operations.
Prime Business Locations

Prime Business Locations

A wide variety of retail and office space is available at competitive rates.
Growing Health Service Network

Growing Health Service Network

With a full service new medical mall and hospital campus, downtown Altoona is a perfect location supporting the healthcare network.

Explore the Possibilities

We invite you to explore the possibilities within Altoona’s Downtown Business and Cultural District.  Members of the Strategic Investment Council can arrange a site visit and discuss the many financial programs and public private partnerships that may be applicable.  For more information contact Pat Miller, Executive Director of GAEDC at (814) 944-6113 or PatM@ABCDCorp.org

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