Business Incentives

Help Grow Small Businesses & Promote Local Job Creation

The City of York has partnered with international personal crowd-lending website, KIVA to become the first KIVA Hub in Central Pennsylvania. Through KIVA York anyone can help grow small businesses and promote local job creation by supporting borrowers with a loan as small as $25. The KIVA York Hub will enable the community to pool small lending contributions to provide access to capital by providing zero interest loans up to $10k for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Through such a partnership, financially excluded entrepreneurs in the City of York will be able to access capital at a greater scale, spurring economic development through small business growth. This partnership has been made possible by the York County Community Foundation

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Incentive Applications

See if you qualify for any of these incentives for doing business in York City.

ReTAP/LERTA Application

Information on York’s Residential Tax Abatement Program (ReTap) and Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement (LERTA), including an application.

ReTAP/LERTA Application

Artist Homestead Application

Learn about the benefits you will receive for being an artist and living in York City through the Artist Homestead Program. Application included.

Artist Homestead Application

Fresh Foods Fund

Based on a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture and seed money provided by the City of York Redevelopment Authority, the York City Fresh Foods Fund (FFF) is a revolving loan fund that has been created to modestly assist the development of new and existing restaurants and other food service establishments in the City of York. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs and business owners start and expand successful businesses in an effort to bring jobs and economic prosperity to the City.

Fresh Foods Fund

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