Are you interested in opening a business in downtown Oxford?
Oxford Mainstreet Inc. is here to provide assistance! Please feel free to call our office and schedule an appointment with our Director. She will walk you through the steps necessary to open a business in Downtown Oxford.
Visit: 13 South Third Street, Oxford, PA 19363
In the meantime, look below for a number of helpful resources to help you in your endeavor.
Before you purchase a property, sign a rental agreement or change the type of business :
Call the Borough Manager – (610) 932-2500 Ext. 302
Business Improvement District (BID) Assessment
Confirm with your title company that they have requested a Certification of Taxes ($20) for the BID fees if you are purchasing property within the Business Improvement District. You or your title company will be responsible for payment of BID taxes not collected at settlement. You may also fax your request for certification – (610) 599-8303.
The Business Improvement District (BID) assessment is .0004. This assessment is approximately one-quarter of OMI’s annual budget. The balance of the budget is fulfilled with sponsors, donations, fundraising and grants. The BID receives services from OMI such as downtown beautification programs, marketing programs, events programs and other economic vitality services to increase visitors to our downtown.
Click here for more information about being a BID Business.
Business Plan Preparation Assistance
SBA – US Small Business Administration
Kutztown University – 610-458-5700
Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) – 610-344-6910
Chester County Economic Development Council – 610-458-5700
Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce – 610-444-0774
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week – (814) 833-9576
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business.
BID Inter-Business Discounts
Oxford Feed and Lumber – (610) 932-8521
ALL BID customers doing renovations to the first floor retail spaces get a Contractor Courtesy Discount. We do not discount second floor apartments.
Scalewatcher – (610) 932-6888
Deep discounts to BID business that want to improve their water systems, includes free installation. E-mail Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.