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2020-03-05

$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.

2019-11-05

Introducing The Main Street Approach

Main Street is a comprehensive, community-based approach to revitalizing downtowns and central business districts, which has been applied across the United States since the early '80s.

2019-11-05

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.

2019-11-05

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.