News & Alerts

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 […]


Congratulations to the 2022 Townie Award Winners

July 7, 2022

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented twelve awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. The Townie Awards are a festive and venerable tradition designed to recognize the commonwealth’s […]


It’s Never Too Late to Advocate

June 17, 2022

In these final weeks of budget appropriations, make sure your elected officials know the importance of Keystone Communities Program line item in the DCED budget.


What’s in a Word? Expanding Your Active Transportation Lexicon!

June 2, 2022

Active Transportation – What’s That? Download the Printable Guide Sign up for the WalkWorks newsletter! What? Put simply, Active Transportation refers to using active modes of travel to get to […]


The City Beautiful Movement Mobile Workshop: The Natural Features, Historic Factors, and How the City is Evolving

May 25, 2022

This tour will be hosted on Monday, June 27. Be sure to register for the conference in time to receive the Early Bird Rate by May 27! See the full […]


Webinar Recap: Save it! Start it! Build it! How to Access American Rescue Plan Funds for Historic Preservation & Economic Development

May 6, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers a historic opportunity for counties and local municipalities to invest in local projects, programs and organizations. This webinar recording explains why and how you can […]


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