News & Alerts

USDA Farmers To Families Food Box

April 27, 2020

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up […]


Emergency Solutions Grant – CARES Act (ESG-CV)

April 23, 2020

The Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), has received notice of the award of the first allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant program funds appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]


Gov. Wolf Signs Senate Bill 841 to Provide Flexibility to Local Governments and Businesses

April 20, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 841 today that helps local communities and businesses respond to the COVID-19 emergency and protect the public. The bill provides flexibility on property tax […]


Main Street America finds up to 7.5 million small businesses in danger of closing permanently

April 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maria Wherley HARRISBURG, PA—A new report published by Main Street America, founded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, reveals that nearly 7.5 million small businesses […]


Fraud Alert!

April 15, 2020

PDC has been informed by our contacts at PA Small Business Development Centers that no one should need to pay for services to apply for SBA loans. The application process […]


A Note From PDC’s Executive Director

April 7, 2020

We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe in this crazy mixed-up time. We understand that things are still changing, and we are all learning how to respond in the […]


An update to the PDC network regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

First of all, our hope is that you and your families are safe and healthy, and that you continue to be so. As the situation evolves, we will make every […]


Thrush Completes Downtown Revitalization Academy

March 5, 2020

Ellen Ruby, left, executive director of Lewisburg (Pa.) Downtown Partnership, and Sam Thrush, president of Downtown Chambersburg (Pa.) Inc., display the certificates they earned for completing the Community Revitalization Academy at the Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s office in Harrisburg. The academy is a series of five, two-day workshops designed for first-year Main Street and Elm Street managers, as well as other revitalization professionals.



February 26, 2020

Downtown Camp Hill board of directors came together to fund the First Save Station to be installed in the State. The AED device is being installed on an outside wall at a downtown business.


Request for Proposals – Downtown Honesdale Revitalization Consultant

February 14, 2020

GHP is seeking a qualified consultant to develop a Downtown Honesdale Revitalization Plan (DHRP). The project is funded through Local Share Account – Monroe County, Department of Community & Economic Development for the commercial district within the Borough of Honesdale, Wayne County.


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