Kane Area Revitalization Enterprise (KARE) Kane Chamber of Commerce Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation
(KAIDC)
In 1998 a group of Kane residents got together and developed an action plan for the community. From this initial meeting, five key projects were determined. Chambers of Commerce are at the heart of local economies. The Kane Chamber celebrates and promotes the diversity and uniqueness of our local community.  (KAIDC) works to identify, build and promote new and established businesses and industry, retail development, and tourism opportunities in the Kane area of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
54 Fraley Street, Kane, PA 16735 - (814) 837-6565
 
 
Community Profile

Kane, PA
A Great Place to Live -Work and Play

Altitude 2,024 feet
Latitude = 41 degrees - 39 minutes - 46 seconds Longitude =-78 degrees - 48 minutes - 40 seconds

Welcome to Kane, Pennsylvania the Black Cherry capital of the world. Kane has a rich history and a diversified economic base largely related to natural resources. We are nestled in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest with close proximity to Twin Lakes and the Allegheny Reservoir. Because we are at nature’s doorstep, we have access to some of the best outdoor recreation found in the United States. Whether you prefer hiking and biking to hunting, fishing, cross country skiing and motorized sports, we guarantee there is an activity that you will love.

While Kane is an excellent place to visit, it is also an excellent place to live and create or relocate a business. Just ask any of our 5,400 residents or 300 local businesses in the Kane area. Recent infrastructure developments now set us apart from other rural communities. The most recent development was the building of a fiber optic telecommunications ring. The power of this next generation telecommunication capacity allows Kane to be competitive with NYC on a workday. Because of this new capacity several local businesses including the community hospital will be able to expand in ways never thought possible. We hope that once you learn about and visit Kane you will see the endless possibilities that exist here.


Getting Here

Kane is connected by U.S. Routes, 6 East and West, 66 South, 321 North and South, and 219 North and South, which resemble a star formation, and led to the nickname “A Star in the Forest”. Major highways within an hour drive are I-80 (PA), I-90 and I-86 (NY). Twenty minutes north of Kane the Bradford Regional Airport can be found. The airport provides several commuter flights each day. This service must be scheduled ahead. The airport is located approximately 20 minutes north of Kane. Other major airports in the vicinity are Buffalo  and Pittsburgh International.

The Area Transit Authority (ATA) provides local persons service between Kane and Bradford daily. The Fullington Trailways Bus Company provides two daily connections to various towns and cities including Buffalo, NY.

Freight transportation is available into Kane by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc. Motor carriers for interstate service are available from all major cities.


Education

The Kane area touts its school district for the quality of education with many advanced academic classes offered. There are major programs in sports, music and art as well as a full roster of vocational classes. A 9,000 square foot vocational agriculture education building, a soccer field, football field, all weather track facility and an Olympic sized indoor pool complete the beautiful campus at Kane Area High School. The Kane area takes great pride in the well roundedness of the School District’s offerings, and the close proximity of the community trade schools and universities.

Kane Area School District - 400 West Hemlock Ave. – Kane, PA 16735
Superintendent Office- 814 837 9570

Elementary School K-5
Elementary students begin their educational career with all day kindergarten. Computers (with a three student per ratio use) are found in each classroom, vocal music is available from K-5 and instrumental (strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion) is offered in 3rd through 5th grade. Programs and clubs include School Patrol, Library Assistant, Jump Roping and Chess. Enrollment is 560 students, with 31 classrooms and 70 Professional and Para-Professional Staff members.

Middle School 6-8
Middle school students continue their educational career while pursuing other extracurricular activities. These activities are scheduled before and after school and include: Interscholastic Sports such as Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Band, Orchestra and Chorus. Other activities include History Club, Library Assistant, Modelers Club, Marching Band, National Junior Honor Society, Office Assistants, Peer Tutors, Science Olympiad, Student Council and Wolves Cry (newspaper). Enrollment is 320 students, with a faculty staff of 28. The offices of the Superintendent are housed within this location.

High School 9-12
High school students are offered several tracts of study: Honors, Honors Academic and Vocational Programming as well as School to Work based learning.

Interscholastic Sports include Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball and Baseball. Student activities include: Art Club, Band, Choraliers, Chorus, Color Guard, German Club, High School Bowl, Hi-Life (newspaper), Hurri-Kane (yearbook), Kane Outdoor Recreation and Education Club, Marching Band, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Student Council, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Technology Club, Theatre/Arts activities and/or productions.

Enrollment is 438, with a faculty staff of 39.


Higher learning institutions in the area include:

University of Pittsburgh – Bradford Campus - 30 miles north off Rte 219
Penn State University – DuBois Campus – 50 miles South on Rte 219
Triangle Tech – DuBois Campus – 50 miles South off Rte 219
St. Bonaventure University – Olean, NY – 55 miles north off Rte 219
Olean Business Institute – Olean, NY – 55 miles north off Rte 219
Jamestown Community College – Jamestown, NY – 45 miles NW off
Rtes 6W & 60N


Healthcare

Kane Community Hospital a 34 bed care facility offers personal, professional and progressive health care.The Kane Community Hospital provides the highest quality diagnostic services in a pleasant and comfortable environment. The services include:

Emergency Care
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Pain Management
Ophthalmology Surgery
Otolaryngology Surgery
Gynecology & Women’s Health
Cardiac Clinics (Hamot at KCH)
Cardio Pulmonary Lab
Bariatrics
X-Ray Department (offering the only open MRI in the area)
Laboratory
Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitative Therapy
Home Health Care
Live-Lite Weight Management Program

The Kane Community Hospital and Staff are a team dedicated to excellence. Through strategic partnerships and the technology of the next generation telecommunications, the Kane Community Hospital offers real time telemedicine. This technology can link patients to the best doctors anywhere in the world.

Within 30 miles of Kane there are the Bradford and St Mary’s Regional Medical Centers, and Warren General Hospital that offer additional Medical Services. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facilities are located in Pittsburgh and throughout the Western Pennsylvania Region. The UPMC system offers world renowned medical facilities. Erie’s Hamot Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Hospital are also in close proximity to Kane.


Housing

The Kane area has many housing options available to meet the needs of renters and buyers alike. Both new and older homes are suited to a variety of tastes. The homes are affordable with an array of price ranges. For additional information about housing, contact the local realtor, Katy Realty at 814 837 8540 or check out www.katyrealty-kanepa.com.


Recreation

Kane has a number of recreational activities sure to please individuals, families and friends. For the golf enthusiast, the Kane Country Club offers an 18 hole course with a 69.3 rating in a scenic environment. Evergreen Park, an 18 acre park within the Kane Borough offers fun for the entire family. The Enchanted Playground features custom made playground equipment that has been enjoyed by thousands of children. Numerous groups spend their summer evenings playing tennis, basketball and volleyball. Many evenings families can be found picnicking in the park or walking through and stopping to visit with friends.

In addition, there are several organized youth sport groups such as soccer (ages 4 and up), Little League and Babe Ruth baseball (ages 7 and up) and Midget Football (ages 9-12). Glenwood Park provides entertainment for the youth and teenagers of the community with features such as a skateboarding and bike jumps, soccer field, softball and baseball fields. The Little League Fields (in Wetmore Township) house three ball fields and a concession stand. Kane also has many locations for target shooting and hundreds of hidden caches for those geocaching enthusiasts.

Located in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest, (the second most visited in the nation) and Pennsylvania’s only National Forest is a key resource for many outdoor activities. Whether your interest is relaxation, bird watching or photography there is sure to be an activity that you love. The ANF offers over 600 miles of trails for hiking, ATV, motorcycle and mountain biking; 360 miles of groomed trails for the snowmobiles and 8 trails for cross-country skiing in winter. With active Cub and Boy Scout Troops, these activities are enjoyed and promoted by many. The recreation areas along the shoreline of the Allegheny Reservoir are excellent places to boat, camp, fish, hike and swim.

Utilities

The following companies provide utilities and services for the Kane area. Please contact the companies for pricing information.

Knox Energy 1-888-863-0032
Allegheny Power 1-800-255-3443
PA American Water 1-800-565-7292
Verizon 1-800-660-2215
Comcast 1-800-266-2278
Direct TV 1-800-280-4388                                                                                                        Dish Network 1-800-333-3474                                                                                                      
Winsor’s Disposal 1-814-837-6247


Labor

The local work force is diverse. There are entry level employees to professionals within the community. Skilled workers have backgrounds from industrial to technical. These include fabricators, assemblers, electricians, technicians, craftsman to education, forestry, engineering, and other professionals. The labor market for the area includes Kane, Bradford, Marienville, Mount Jewett, Sheffield, Smethport, Warren, Ridgway and other local communities.


Development Sites

There are a number of properties and available parcels for industrial development, warehousing, manufacturing, commercial trade, tourism, service and retail. For additional information please contact the Kane Area Industrial Development Corporation at 814-837-6565.


Proximity to Markets

Kane is conveniently located to several major markets on the Eastern Seaboard.

Market Approximate Distance from Kane
Albany, NY 340 Miles
Baltimore, MD 285 Miles
Buffalo, NY 100 Miles
Cleveland, OH 160 Miles
Erie, PA 90 Miles
New York City, NY 324 Miles
Philadelphia, PA 313 Miles
Pittsburgh, PA 128 Miles
Washington DC 286 Miles





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