Business Resource Portal

Cranberry Together in Business

Cranberry Township Contact

Kyle Beidler
Manager, Strategic Planning & Economic Development
Phone: 724-776-4806 x1020

Business plays a vital role in making Cranberry Township a thriving place to live, work and play. As businesses of all sizes face unprecedented challenges, the Township is doing everything it can to help ease that burden and ensure the business community remains strong.
The Cranberry Township Business Portal is a one-stop location for programs and information that can help navigate uncharted territory.

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PA counties in Yellow Phase of reopening during COVID-19

More than half of the counties in Pennsylvania are now in the Yellow Phase, including Butler County.

  1. General Info & Links
  2. Business Loan Resources
  3. Employer/Employee Info

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Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania Information from Pennsylvania about COVID-19
(Scroll down for explanation of Pennsylvania’s Phased Reopening Guidelines.)

Guidance For Businesses In The Construction Industry Permitted To Operate During The Covid-19 Disaster Emergency

Beginning May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry, including those in new construction, renovation, and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities, are permitted to maintain in-person operations pursuant to the State guidelines

Cranberry Township Information

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COVID-19 Resources  Information compiled by the Butler County Growth Collaborative

Other Business Resources

 

Business Tax Changes

The CARES Act makes select changes to taxes and tax policies in order to ease the burden on businesses impacted by COVID-19. These changes include:

  • Employee Retention Tax Credit:  A business may be eligible for a tax credit if they have been forced to fully or partially suspend operations or has seen a significant drop in revenues.  Businesses are eligible for an employee retention tax credit if 1.) your business operations were fully or partially suspended due to a COVID-19 shut-down order; or 2.) gross receipts declined by more than 50% compared to the same quarter in the prior year. Eligible businesses can get a refundable 50% tax credit on wages up to $10,000 per employee.  Small business owners should look out for information at IRS.gov and talk to their payroll service provider, as applicable.  
  • Deferral on Payroll Tax Liability: This measure may allow businesses to defer paying payroll tax.  The effective date is following enactment, meaning quarterly payroll due on April 15 can be deferred to 2021.  Deferred taxes will not become due until end of 2021 and end of 2022, with 50% of the liability being paid at each date.  (Note: The ability to defer these taxes does not apply to a business that has a Paycheck Protection loan forgiven.).  Additional tax implications have been highlighted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Cautiously Optimistic! 

Allegheny & Butler County store owners celebrate
the grand re-opening.

Virtual Grand Re-opening Ceremony


Cautiously Optimistic!  Allegheny & Butler County Store Owners Celebrate Grand Re-Opening