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Small Business Assistance For Southwestern PA

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Businesses in the Pennsylvania communities affected by the February 3, 3023, train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, specifically small businesses, may have concerns about the impact of the event on their business operation. Several local, state, and federal agencies or organizations have resources to keep businesses informed of potential impacts and to enable businesses to operate more efficiently to offset any potential losses resulting from the event. This site is a consolidation of information available from state, federal, and local resources. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection defers to the primary agency or organization regarding information about its programs and services.

In addition to the resources provided below, small businesses should track their losses and reach out directly to Norfolk Southern at 1-800-230-7049 or via email at

Southwestern PA Small Business Resource Fair

The PA Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting an in-person small business resource fair to showcase the resources highlighted on this website. The event is targeted toward local small businesses, but anyone is welcome to attend. The event will include agency and organization representatives, as well as remarks from distinguished guests.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Darlington Township Building
3590 Darlington Road
Darlington, PA 16115

Southwestern PA Small Business Resource Guide Handout (PDF) – Available soon


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