Business Services

Welcome to Clearfield County, Pennsylvania and Clearly Ahead Development! Clearfield County was assembled on business.

Clearfield County was the pioneer for the first Ethanol Plant of its kind in Pennsylvania. From the Ethanol Plant to the Energy Building that was created for the Marcellus Shale industry, Clearfield County has been recognized as an area for businesses to expand and locate. With a quality workforce, infrastructure, property availability, and a community committed to strive for success, Clearfield County has what you need to strive in this economy. 

Site Selection

A strong work ethic, deep sense of family and community and access to resources and markets make Clearfield County highly desirable for business expansion or relocation. Few places can offer the whole package – transportation, natural resources, recreation, culture, entertainment and financial incentives – like Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. It’s a place for families. It’s a place for business. It’s a place both can thrive. It’s a magic place at the center of stunning landscapes, small-town values and progressive, business-friendly attitudes. 

About Us

Formerly known as Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation, Clearly Ahead Development has rejuvenated their brand by redeveloping their name and logo. Clearly Ahead has provided economic development services since 1999. This redevelopment has occurred to create a distinct brand identity within Clearfield County. With a quality brand comes a quality staff. Currently, Clearly Ahead has five staff members and is PEDA certified. Our mission is to “Proudly Serve the Community to Create Growth and Opportunity in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.” 

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    "Our partners at Clearly Ahead have given our Company dedicated support throughout our growing years here in Clearfield County. As a resource for information, low interest loan funding and grants, we have been able to renovate and expand operations to help be competitive and viable in tough economic times and markets over the years. This partnership with Clearly Ahead Development, I am proud to say, has helped retain Pennsylvania jobs and has sustained Wickett & Craig in producing the finest Veg Tanned Leathers in the world, right here in Clearfield County." — John C. H. Lee, President, Wickett & Craig of America
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    "Clearly Ahead Development played a key role in our business locating to the Clearfield Community. The hardworking and experienced team employed by Clearly Ahead was vital in locating a suitable building and location for our business and also assisted us with securing the financing required to get our business off the ground." — Denny Johns, Co-Founder/President, Vision Quality Components
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    "Paris has an ongoing commitment to Clearfield County that saw major construction or renovation projects in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as well as significant routine capital investment. Since 2009, Paris has created 191 new family-sustaining jobs, in total, with 122 being in Clearfield County and is among the top ten employers in the county. Such a commitment and growth would not have been possible without the assistance of Clearly Ahead Development. Paris has taken advantage of low interest financing facilitated by Clearly Ahead, and Clearly Ahead personnel provide key networking with related agencies and organizations. With its major employment base and headquarters in Clearfield County, Paris depends upon Clearly Ahead Development for important planning guidance to help maintain an environmentally-sustainable and economically-beneficial presence in the county." — Jason McCoy, Chief Financial Officer, Paris Companies
Featured Properties and Projects

Energy Complex

The Clearly Ahead Energy Complex was constructed in 2011 and has available spaces.  The Energy Complex is a 20,000 Square Foot complex divided into five suites.  Each suite consists of drive-through loading and unloading with overhead doors on each side on the space.  The building has the capacity to hold a 10-ton overhead crane.  The Energy Complex has ample park and staging areas on site.  This complex is located less than three miles from Exit 120 of Interstate 80. Read more about the Energy Complex.


Commerce Park

The Clearfield Commerce Park is located adjacent to Exit 120 of Interstate 80 and State Route 879 in Lawrence Township.  The park consists of 162 acres of Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) available for  development.  The Commerce Park is sub-dividable with city water and sewage.  The North Parcel is zoned commercial and shovel ready, while the South and lower South Parcel are zoned industrial with 

onsite rail served by RJ Corman Railroad Company.

Clearly Ahead Development Enterprise Campus

Located in the Developac Commerce Park, DuBois, PA, the Enterprise Campus is a 21,000 Square Foot facility with six inch concrete reinforced floors and a shared dock area.  The Complex is broken up into seven industrial suites and one office style suite with water and sewage accompanying the complex.  Parking is available on site.  Industrial leases for the Enterprise Campus are 

available by contacting Clearly Ahead Development.