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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 […]


Volunteerism: Creating Community Stakeholders

November 11, 2022

Main Street Programs are volunteer driven organizations. Boards, committees, and events all function by the commitment of volunteers. Emily Zebel with her camera and Virginia Mauk with a list of […]


Wolf Administration Highlights $168,000 In Grants To Increase Access To Physical Activity Options Across Pennsylvania

October 20, 2022

10/19/2022 Mechanicsburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today visited Mechanicsburg Borough, one of the eight communities receiving grants this year to help develop transportation opportunities and polices to increase physical activity. “Having […]


Community Leaders Convene for Meeting and Tour in New Castle

October 13, 2022

On Wednesday, October 12, Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) hosted their regional Managers Meeting at the Hoyt Art Center in New Castle, PA. Main Street and Elm Street Managers from designated […]


PDC Takes Part in Recreation Engagement Coalition Aimed at Growing $12 Billion Outdoor Recreation Sector in PA

September 16, 2022

This week, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Pennsylvania Director of Outdoor Recreation Nathan Reigner joined Wolf administration officials and a new Recreation Engagement […]


Safe Routes to School in PA: Fall Informational Series

September 14, 2022

In the spirit of the back-to-school season, WalkWorks was pleased to offer a series of informational webinars in September, October and November on Safe Routes to School (SRTS). SRTS is […]


Downtown Honesdale Receives ‘Keystone Communities Main Street’ Designation

September 1, 2022

This week, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello announced that Honesdale, in Wayne County, has officially been designated as […]


Wolf Administration Designates United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA, Scranton’s Pine Brook Neighborhood as Keystone Communities Elm Street

August 10, 2022

Scranton, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver announced today, August 9, 2022, that United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA (UNC) has received Pennsylvania’s newest Keystone […]


Recognizing PA’S 2022 Nationally Accredited Downtowns

July 18, 2022

We are honored to recognize 25 Pennsylvania downtowns that have been named “Nationally Accredited Programs” by the National Main Street Center (NMSC) for 2022.  Receiving National Accreditation Main Street Program […]


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