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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.
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.
Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) a statewide community development nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) to be […]
Program will support businesses and improve quality of life for residents Ephrata, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello today announced that Ephrata Borough has officially […]
Google and Downtown Lewistown Inc. announced on Thursday, May 18, 2023 a new Grow with Google Digital Coach for small businesses at a free digital skills workshop hosted at the […]