Borough News - August 2020

Feature Article

By Julie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director
PA Downtown Center

In times of crisis, there is something each one of us can do to work toward a solution. As individuals, we all have a role -whether it’s helping a neighbor in need, making a contribution to the local food pantry, or supporting and promoting your favorite small businesses. As non-profit organizations and local governments, the role is evolving, as we are expected to instantly learn new programs and regulations. Some of these activities are short term and the impact is seen immediately,while others take planning and require longer-term implementation. Any of these ideas could lead to strategies to mitigate vacancies and bring economic activity to your town.