Ellwood City Revitalization (ECR), is a non-profit organization comprised of collective citizens that have volunteered our time and talents because of our mutual love of the Ellwood City region. The business district is the heart and soul of our community. We believe that by working as a community our downtown can become a source of pride, sustain and grow the existing businesses, and attract new opportunities for the future.
Our mission is to improve the look and functionality of Ellwood City’s downtown in order to attract more employment opportunities and people.
Our vision is to recognize the unique and varied economic and visual interests and the needs of the downtown, its property owners, and the community. We will achieve this by planning a coherent appearance to our downtown while maintaining our heritage. We will strive to become an excellent example of how private enterprise, working in cooperation with local government officials, can build on existing assets to revitalize our downtown community.
One example of the collective efforts of the revitalization organization is the construction of the now-thriving community plaza and comfort station in downtown Ellwood City. The plaza is home to many events and concerts throughout the year and is a feature used in the seasonal Farmer’s Market on Beaver Avenue.