Business Climate

Crawford County is a region rich in reputation for its industrial innovation and entrepreneurial culture. Largely rural, business development and operating costs are low to moderate while access to amenities and services associated with major hubs is quickly available.

Crawford County is located in the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Area (WIA), which includes Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties. These counties have a combined labor force of 257,000. For specific information on the local WIA, please visit

For the most updated labor statistics for Crawford County, visit

Crawford County Top 25 Employers

  1. Meadville Medical Center
  2. State Government
  3. Crawford County
  4. Crawford Central School District
  5. Allegheny College
  6. Penncrest School District
  7. Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
  8. Channellock Inc.
  9. Wesbury United Methodist
  10. Greenleaf Services Corporation
  11. Acutec Precision Machining Inc.
  12. Lord Corporation
  13. Apn Inc.
  14. Titusville Area School District
  15. Conneaut Area School District
  16. Meadville Forging Company Inc.
  17. C & J Industries Inc.
  18. Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC
  19. Titusville Hospital
  20. Avi Food Systems Inc.
  21. Federal Government
  22. Rolling Fields Inc.
  23. Advanced Cast Products Inc.
  24. Crothall Healthcare Inc.
  25. Universal Well Services Inc.

Operating Expenses

Operating Expenses
Corporate Net Income Tax 9.99%
Capital Stock Tax 2.89 mills
Foreign Franchise Tax 2.89 mills
Gross Receipts Tax 50 mills
Sales and Use Tax 6%
Workers' Compensation Basic premium based on employer's classification code as determined by the PA Compensation Rating Bureau, the carrier's rate for the classification and the employer's annual payroll.

For information on property and school taxes, please contact the Crawford County Assessment office by clicking here or calling (814) 333-7302.