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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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Hilton Harrisburg

Located in downtown Harrisburg, the State Capitol Complex, The Whitaker Center, and the shops of Strawberry Square are all within a mile of our door. The Harrisburg International Airport and chocolate-themed attractions of HersheyPark™ are within 20 minutes. We’re home to an indoor pool, fitness center, and steakhouse restaurant.

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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.

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Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District

The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District and Visitors Information Center is located at 22 N. 2nd Street in the heart of downtown Harrisburg. We invite you to stop by and visit us to learn more about the Capital Region. We offer brochures, magazines as well as upcoming event listings in our visitors center. The HDID was founded in 1999 by the downtown business community along with the support of the City of Harrisburg and Dauphin County.

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Gina M. Douty Historic Preservation Consulting

Gina M. Douty, Historic Preservation Consulting, LLC was started in 2012 to assist those who have a need for historic preservation services, including: historic preservation and rehabilitation projects, Federal & State rehabilitation tax credits, Section 106 reviews, National Register nominations, building research and documentation, client HARB reviews, and grant writing. Gina has a BS in Architecture/Special Studies Option in Historic Preservation from Penn State University, and an MA in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Pennsylvania Small Diverse Business. Her office is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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PNC Bank

For more than 160 years, PNC has been committed to providing their clients with great service and powerful financial expertise to help them meet their financial goals. PNC is proud of the longstanding history of supporting not only our customers but also our communities, employees and shareholders.

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Historic Harrisburg Association

The Historic Harrisburg Association (HHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable and educational organization that advocates for the restoration, preservation, and proper stewardship of historic neighborhoods and landmarks throughout the Capital Region to enable current and future generations to retain and celebrate Harrisburg’s rich history. HHA collaborates with civic organizations, neighborhood groups, and government agencies to fulfill its mission to “promote historic preservation, urban revitalization, and smart growth.”

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WCI Partners

WCI Partners is a real estate development company focused on urban revitalization. WCI creates residential and commercial projects that are both economically and socially valuable for their surrounding communities. Every day they are dedicated to delivering immediate results with long-term impacts.

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Midtown Scholar

Since 2001, this family business has worked to transform our community by providing a welcoming space for the discussion & exchange of ideas about books, politics, arts & culture, and history. Midtown Scholar offers a critically-acclaimed line-up of nationally-touring authors, secondhand academic books from our e-commerce division, and an award-winning bookstore-cafe, with thousands of new, used, rare, & discount books available. Voted "Simply the Best Independent Bookstore" in the region for 14 years!

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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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Jon Stover & Associates

JS&A works with public, private, and nonprofit organizations to bridge the gap between the very different worlds of local policy, business, urban design, community interest, and real estate development. Whether you are seeking to shape your parcel, corridor, city, or region, JS&A informs, develops, and implements strategies to strengthen a place economically, visually, and socially.

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Harristown Development

Harristown Development Corporation (the parent company) is a non-profit real-estate development company that since 1974 has been devoted to revitalizing downtown Harrisburg. Harristown works to make Harrisburg a better place to live, work and play. Since the inception of the Harristown Urban Renewal Project and the formation of Harristown, Harrisburg has seen dramatic economic, cultural and community development. Since its inception Harristown has been involved in over $500 million of redevelopment projects in the core of downtown, paid over $200 million in real estate taxes to the various jurisdictions, and now has over 2.5 million s.f. of real estate under ownership or management.

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Locable is Main Street for the 21st Century. As a web Platform for local marketing, automated cross-promotion, and impactful collaboration, Locable helps you create a more successful and impactful local business by simplifying local marketing into small bite-sized activities that fit into your schedule so you can be effective. Your small efforts can generate an outsized return for your business and support local businesses, nonprofits, and causes that matter to you in the process. Locable is software that simplifies local marketing and enables businesses to tap into the power of their local connections.

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