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Pennsylvania Downtown Center Selected as Lead Partner for FHL Bank’s Blueprint Communities® Initiative in PA

September 14, 2023

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 […]


Shapiro Administration Designates Ephrata as a Keystone Communities Main Street Designation

September 5, 2023

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 Provides Free Digital Skills Training to Small Businesses in Pennsylvania, Partnering with Downtown Lewistown Inc.

May 25, 2023

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 […]


2023 WalkWorks Funding Round for Active Transportation Plans

March 23, 2023

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 […]


PDC Responds to Governor Shapiro’s Budget Address: Main Street Matters

March 9, 2023

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 […]


PA Governor Josh Shapiro Called on to Prioritize Investment in State’s Active Transportation Infrastructure

February 23, 2023

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 […]


Perry County Receives Regional Keystone Communities Main Street Designation

January 31, 2023

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello recently announced Perry County’s designation as a regional Keystone Communities Main Street, which will […]


Bedford Receives Keystone Communities Main Street Designation

January 12, 2023

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver today announced that Bedford borough has officially been designated as a Keystone Communities Main Street. This designation will aid the borough […]


Pennsylvania Downtown Center Releases New Study Measuring the Resiliency of PA’s Main Streets Throughout the Pandemic

December 16, 2022

Read the full study here As part of its ongoing mission to support Main Street and Elm Street programs throughout the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), in partnership with […]


PDC Launches Holiday #NoPlaceLikeLocal + Gift Card Giveaway

November 15, 2022

Shop local, share it, and you could win a $100 gift card!  November 26 – December 31, 2022 We’re giving away ten (10)/$100 gift cards to the winner’s downtown business […]


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