2022-2023 Advocacy Kit

We know that joining together amplifies our voice and impacts the decisions that are made, and so we feel it’s critical to highlight several key talking points to showcase impact and advocate for the highest levels of funding that our Main Street advocates can take to their elected officials. Please use our 2022-2023 Advocacy Kit to talk with your elected officials.

Introducing the Elm Street Approach

With the long-established Main Street program as a model, the Elm Street Approach is structured around simultaneous actions in five focus areas, integrated through a community-based strategic planning process.

Why are Main Streets Important?

Main Street advocates are often asked by local governments and businesses, “Why should we invest in downtown?” Here are a few reasons why your downtown or neighborhood commercial district is an important and worthwhile investment in the economic health and quality of life in your community.

$15M for Keystone Communities Program

PA Downtown Center requests $15 Million for the Keystone Communities Program Line Item in the DCED budget, before supplemental appropriations. We have prepared a kit of resources for you to use as you reach out to your legislators and raise awareness to the public, including a talking points card, complete sheet of talking points and questions for your legislators sheet.

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