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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.
WalkWorks is pleased to announce its seventh round of assistance to advance policy development related to active transportation. Grants will be offered to a limited number of municipalities and other […]
By now, you’ve probably heard, read, or seen some reference to Governor Shapiro’s inaugural Budget Address to the General Assembly delivered on Tuesday. Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is grateful that […]
Pennsylvania Downtown Center joins dozens of national, state and regional advocacy organizations in offering the Shapiro administration concrete recommendations to accelerate trail and active transportation networks to address pressing issues […]
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