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Statewide Main Street Program Accomplishments (1987-2019)

PA's Main Streets through the Pandemic

The Impact of the PA Main Street Program on Local Economic Resiliency

During the pandemic Pennsylvania’s Main Streets were an essential link between State decisionmakers and resources and the needs of downtown communities. Main Street programming proved to be a vital tool not just for economic recovery, but also to create the pre-conditions, such as diverse business mixes and customer bases, that bolster economic resiliency. This report reflects the nuanced nature of local economies during a global health crisis. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer to supporting downtowns in Pennsylvania and beyond, distributing ongoing resources, funding, and programmatic support is vital to the future economic resilience of businesses across the state.

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Designing for Distance

Access the full reports of the conceptual designs and the recorded virtual workshop

The Designing for Distance (D4D) project was idea that came out of PDC’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency Task Force, Public Space Working Group. PDC had an existing grant agreement with Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission (PHMC) to develop a Design Guidelines handbook, but when COVID hit, it became evident that there was an opportunity to develop something that could be more responsive to the needs of the communities, and the Designing for Distance project was born.

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PDC Launches Holiday #NoPlaceLikeLocal + Gift Card Giveaway

Shop local, share it, and you could win a $100 gift card!  November 26 – December 31, 2022 We’re giving away ten (10)/$100 gift cards to the winner’s downtown business […]


Volunteerism: Creating Community Stakeholders

Main Street Programs are volunteer driven organizations. Boards, committees, and events all function by the commitment of volunteers. Emily Zebel with her camera and Virginia Mauk with a list of […]


Wolf Administration Highlights $168,000 In Grants To Increase Access To Physical Activity Options Across Pennsylvania

10/19/2022 Mechanicsburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today visited Mechanicsburg Borough, one of the eight communities receiving grants this year to help develop transportation opportunities and polices to increase physical activity. “Having […]


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