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.
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.
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.
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.