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The Department of Community and Economic Development’s mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians by supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth. With a keen eye toward diversity and inclusiveness, we act as advisors and advocates, providing strategic technical assistance, training, and financial resources to help our communities and industries flourish.

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FHLBank Pittsburgh

As an intermediary between global capital markets and local lenders, FHLBank Pittsburgh provides readily available liquidity, as well as affordable housing and community development opportunities, to members of all sizes in Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. FHLBank Pittsburgh is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which was established by Congress in 1932 and serves as a reliable source of funds for housing, jobs and growth in all economic cycles. Membership in FHLBank Pittsburgh comprises commercial banks, insurance companies, credit unions and community development financial institutions throughout our district.

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Derck & Edson

Derck & Edson provides quality planning and design services to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. We specialize in enhancing campuses, downtowns, and athletics. Our staff of dedicated landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and land planners provides the full range of design and technical capabilities necessary to carry a project through the entire design and construction process. Since the establishment of the firm in 1940, our dedication to satisfying clients’ needs for function, responsiveness, economy, and creativity has produced innovative and enduring design solutions.

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Explore York

Explore York's mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. Our Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For three years in a row, visitors spent more than $1 billion in York County annually and the tourism industry employed more than 6,500 people as of 2020.

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Royal Square Development & Construction

Through innovative development and construction services, Royal Square Development & Construction aims to positively impact the way people live and work. RSDC boasts hundreds of renovations and multi-million dollar projects in South Central PA. We continue our work to restore and revitalize the City of York while also growing beyond the city limits to serve clients’ construction needs across the region.

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C.S. Davidson, Inc.

The story of C.S. Davidson is more than just another successful business story. It’s the century-long story of three generations of family, along with loyal, dedicated employees, whose pursuit of excellence has earned a reputation of being among the best civil engineering firms in the business. With careful family guidance and strong leadership from within, C.S. Davidson has grown from a small surveying firm in 1923 to a prosperous, multi-disciplinary engineering firm of nearly 100 employees in South Central Pennsylvania. We provide excellence in engineering and customer service, helping our clients preserve, manage, and construct a better world.

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With location analytics including visit trends, trade areas, demographics as our foundation, we’re just getting started. After launching our world class mobile analytics platform in November 2018 and closing Series C at $100M in January 2022, we’re on our way toward offering a full market intelligence platform, providing new insights such as crime, planned development, and traffic counts.

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Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

Originally founded in 1962, HRG is an employee-owned, full-service civil engineering and related services firm that provides quality, cost-effective design solutions to public and private sector clients. We offer a full complement of technical expertise and engineering services including municipal, water and wastewater, land development, transportation, water resources, geographic information systems (GIS), survey, environmental, construction phase, and financial services. HRG serves clients throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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DQE Communications

DQE Communications, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a fiber-optic Internet and data network access provider for businesses and carriers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. DQE was established in 1997 as a dark fiber infrastructure company in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Over the years, DQE has grown in both our fiber footprint and our product offerings to become one of the leading regional providers of secure, reliable, data network services. With an ongoing commitment to structured, well-planned growth, DQE is continuously expanding the fiber optic network to serve even more customers. When working with DQE, you get a partner dedicated to understanding your needs and committed to delivering a solution right for your business. DQE is your partner, your solution.

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Downtown Redevelopment Services

DTRedevelopment is a company solely focused on providing communities with actionable plans that will build local capacity and create critical assets necessary to facilitate a community based downtown revitalization process. Our team of architects, planners, landscape architects, and economic development professionals will work with you community to build a framework for the short-, mid, and long-term future.

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Pennsylvania One Call System 811

We are a service company dedicated to minimizing utility service interruptions, reducing on-the-job injuries and deaths, promoting a higher level of public safety and protecting the environment. The company can be reached using the national call before you dig number of 8-1-1 or through its toll-free telephone number 800-242-1776 by anyone requesting location of underground lines prior to digging. The service is available 24 hours per day, every day of the year.

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PA Council on the Arts

The mission of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania's communities through the arts. The PCA supports a range of arts and cultural activities and organizations via a number of programs and opportunities. We feature the role you play in spreading diverse, exciting and engaging arts and culture events throughout the commonwealth.

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Founded in 1992 in California’s Silicon Valley, LEOTEK is a leading global manufacturer of street, roadway, area and signal lighting products. LEOTEK streetlights were first designed and delivered in 2007 and the company now has more than 2.2 million installations across North America. LEOTEK LED traffic signal modules are installed in over 30% of America’s intersections including over 6,000,000 modules installed in North America and Over 14,000,000 traffic signals worldwide. With ongoing research and development and a culture of continuous improvement, LEOTEK is committed to developing innovative new lighting products and solutions that are reliable, long-lasting, and energy efficient.

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Alera Group

AIA, Alera Group delivers expert, comprehensive employee health benefit consulting and greatly improved benefit plans which result in healthier, happier employees and better financial outcomes for employers. Their Property and Casualty division is one of the largest and most well-respected risk management teams in Pennsylvania. AIA, Alera Group is a preferred General Agency. We have assembled a team of high-level experts that provide health insurance brokers with the most innovative and competitive tools available today. We uniquely strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of our broker partners so they can focus less on administration and more on production and serving their clients.

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Turn 15 Minutes into effective local marketing! Locable is a marketing platform that empowers small to mid-sized community organizations to simplify marketing and automate cross-promotion. Locable offers tools to manage your relationships, streamline communications, collect dues, and promote your community in order to build greater community awareness and engagement.

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PA Humanities

Our mission is to champion the humanities as a means to spark civic engagement, build community, educate, inspire, and make long-lasting change. We imagine a future where all Pennsylvania residents have access without barriers to the humanities and understand the tools to lead change in their communities.

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Center for Rural Pennsylvania

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It was created by Act 16 of 1987, the Rural Pennsylvania Revitalization Act. The Center works with the legislature, educators, state and federal executive branch agencies, and national, statewide, regional and local organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve Pennsylvania's nearly 3.4 million rural residents.

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Community Heart & Soul

Community Heart & Soul is a resident-driven process that engages the entire population of a town in identifying what they love most about their community, what future they want for it, and how to achieve it. Developed and field-tested over a decade in partnership with over 120 small cities and towns across America, Community Heart & Soul is a proven process for engaging a community in shaping its future.

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