Opening & Operating Your Business

The Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) works alongside the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to assist with new and existing businesses in Pittsburg and the surrounding area. The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration that is designed to provide small businesses with the practical assistance needed to survive, grow, and prosper.


The SBDC offers no-cost, one on one counseling on:

  • Accounting
  • Business planning
  • Financial analysis
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Strategic planning

Counselors can help with a variety of other things, including:

  • Financial analysis and improving profitability
  • Developing competitive strategies
  • Understanding and securing loans

10 steps to start your business

Hanson-Sewell Center

There are a number of classes and assistance through the Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) Hanson-Sewell Center in Pittsburg that focus on continuing education, corporate training, allied health, and a variety of leadership courses. The Hanson-Sewell Center includes five classrooms, including a computer and distance learning laboratory. The large conference room can also be used as two small classrooms. The building is also designed to accommodate community meetings, banquets, and events, or by area businesses for professional meetings.

Property Listings

The Pittsburg Economic Development Corporation is here to assist you through funding and any way possible. Please check out our property listings to find a place to rent or buy for your new or expanding business venture! The PEDC is here to help your business flourish.

Governor's Small Business Handbook

The State of Texas also offers information about opening or owning a business. The Governor's Small Business Handbook (PDF) is a great resource and helps answer many business questions.

Governor's Business Licences and Permits Guide

The 2022 Business Licenses & Permits Guide is now available! This guide is a great tool for anyone interested in starting a business in the state of Texas. The guide offers information on licenses and permits that may be required for 300+ business types, including direct links to appropriate state resources that can help address permitting needs.

Setting Up Shop

A commercial space readiness guidebook provided by The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).