Below is the most recent press release regarding business assistance during the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic.  If you have questions please contact Rob Swales at  We will keep you updated as so as we receive the information.  Thank you and stay safe.

Media Release:      Clearly Ahead Accepting COVID 19 Working Capital Access Program Applications      

Date:                     March 25, 2020 

Contact:                 Rob Swales, Chief Executive Officer, Clearly Ahead Development ,Phone 814-553-0552,

CLEARFIELD Clearly Ahead Development CEO, Rob Swales, announced the organization is prepared to accept applications on behalf of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority COVID 19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) to better assist small businesses in need of working capital.

The loan program is available for small businesses and agricultural producers that employ less than 100 employees. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a maximum loan of $100,000 at 0 percent interest rate for small businesses and loan rates at 2% for agricultural producers.

Applications must be submitted through a certified economic development organization. Clearly Ahead Development is a locally certified economic development organization by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

“Clearly Ahead Development has agreed to coordinate and accept applications to better assist our local community during this unprecedented economic slowdown,” expressed Swales.

Program Guidelines for eligibility and electronic application information is available

Complete CWCA applications are only to be accepted via electronic submittal and must be delivered via email to Clearly Ahead Development to the attention of Rob Swales, at or Paul McCloskey at

Clearly Ahead Development is a private, non-profit, membership organization proudly serving the community to create growth and opportunity in Clearfield County Pennsylvania.