Pennsylvania Downtown Center

Pennsylvania Downtown Center Founded in 1987, Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is the only statewide nonprofit dedicated solely to the revitalization of the commonwealth's core communities.

Primarily through utilization of the National Main Street Center's Four-Point Approach®, PDC provides outreach, technical assistance, and educational services in order to assist communities in revitalizing their central business districts and surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Primarily through utilization of the National Main Street Center's Four-Point Approach®, PDC provides outreach, technical assistance, and educational services in order to assist communities in revitalizing their central business districts and surrounding residential neighborhoods.

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Early bird registration ends on July 31st! Join the conversation on designing for the future: integrating new approaches...
07/29/2021

Early bird registration ends on July 31st! Join the conversation on designing for the future: integrating new approaches, ideas, values and cultures all while preserving the historic characteristics that make our communities unique this September 12 - 15 in Reading, PA.

Register for PDC's 2021 Conference now at https://padowntown.org/conference/.

Early bird registration ends on July 31st! Join the conversation on designing for the future: integrating new approaches, ideas, values and cultures all while preserving the historic characteristics that make our communities unique this September 12 - 15 in Reading, PA.

Register for PDC's 2021 Conference now at https://padowntown.org/conference/.

Just a few days left to enter! Share a photo of your American-made purchase from a local store and tag our page (@PADown...
07/27/2021

Just a few days left to enter! Share a photo of your American-made purchase from a local store and tag our page (@PADowntown) and #NoPlaceLikeLocal for a chance to win July's $100 gift card giveaway.

It could be your lucky month!

Just a few days left to enter! Share a photo of your American-made purchase from a local store and tag our page (@PADowntown) and #NoPlaceLikeLocal for a chance to win July's $100 gift card giveaway.

It could be your lucky month!

Did you know that #PAWalkWorks helps to identify and promote safe walking routes, offer support through community-based ...
07/25/2021

Did you know that #PAWalkWorks helps to identify and promote safe walking routes, offer support through community-based walking groups, guide schools to develop walk-to-school programs, and address municipal policies to increase safe walking groups?

Learn more at www.pawalkworks.com.

Did you know that #PAWalkWorks helps to identify and promote safe walking routes, offer support through community-based walking groups, guide schools to develop walk-to-school programs, and address municipal policies to increase safe walking groups?

Learn more at www.pawalkworks.com.

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission "Designing for Distance" pilot prog...
07/22/2021

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission "Designing for Distance" pilot program, the Lewisburg Neighborhood Corporation, Downtown Lewisburg, and the Lewisburg Borough, with guidance from Bergmann, focused on addressing the increase in outdoor activity and recreation as it has been impacted by the pandemic - concentrating on the intersection at Market Street and Water Street, and the Susquehanna River Overlook at the edge of their downtown.

Learn more about the project:https://padowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DesigningForDistance_Summary.pdf

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission "Designing for Distance" pilot program, the Lewisburg Neighborhood Corporation, Downtown Lewisburg, and the Lewisburg Borough, with guidance from Bergmann, focused on addressing the increase in outdoor activity and recreation as it has been impacted by the pandemic - concentrating on the intersection at Market Street and Water Street, and the Susquehanna River Overlook at the edge of their downtown.

Learn more about the project:https://padowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DesigningForDistance_Summary.pdf

@DowntownYorkPA an organization enhancing and encouraging investment in York’s central business district, recently annou...
07/22/2021
York economic development awards $25,000 in grants - Pennsylvania Business Report

@DowntownYorkPA an organization enhancing and encouraging investment in York’s central business district, recently announced the 10 recipients of the 2021 Downtown Bloom Grant.

“We have seen time and time again how vitally important these grants have been to the small businesses in our community, to ensure that they continue to grow and thrive,” Elaine Bonneau, Downtown Inc director, said. “We are excited to put these funds directly into the hands of small business owners with this new round of Downtown Bloom Grants.”

https://conta.cc/3x1mV1r

York economic development awards $25,000 in grants By Melina Druga  |   July 22, 2021   |   Companies © Shutterstock Downtown Inc, an organization enhancing and encouraging investment in York’s central business district, recently announced the 10 recipients of the 2021 Downtown Bloom Gran...

We're delighted to announce that PDC members are now offered a special discount for Downtown Idea Exchange!Members may r...
07/21/2021

We're delighted to announce that PDC members are now offered a special discount for Downtown Idea Exchange!

Members may receive a 25% discount on 12 monthly issues of the Downtown Idea Exchange newsletter featuring nationwide news, information, and examples of successful downtown revitalization. Additionally, those who subscribe will receive full access to the issue archive for a deeper drive into specific topics of interest. To learn more, visit https://ddc.downtowndevelopment.com/welcome-pdc/.

We're delighted to announce that PDC members are now offered a special discount for Downtown Idea Exchange!

Members may receive a 25% discount on 12 monthly issues of the Downtown Idea Exchange newsletter featuring nationwide news, information, and examples of successful downtown revitalization. Additionally, those who subscribe will receive full access to the issue archive for a deeper drive into specific topics of interest. To learn more, visit https://ddc.downtowndevelopment.com/welcome-pdc/.

07/21/2021

Only a week left to apply for the Rural Innovation Placemaking Challenge from U.S. Department of Agriculture! This grant program is designed to empower rural communities to develop actionable strategies that capitalize on community assets through the creation of quality public spaces and contribute to the community’s social, physical, and economic well-being. Applications due July 26. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3iq5z9b

Looking for inspiration? In 2020, Pennsylvania's Main Street Coordinating Program, Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), was a recipient of this grant program. A year after receiving this funding, we connected with PDC to hear more about their experience with the Challenge. Learn about their time with the program and explore the work they have underway in rural Main Streets across Pennsylvania: https://bit.ly/35TXaot

#MainStreetAmerica #WeAreMainStreet #pennsylvania #grants #MainStreet #rural

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vit...
07/21/2021
Field Services Specialist - PA Downtown

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s downtowns, business districts and nearby residential areas seeks a driven and dynamic individual to serve as a Field Services Specialist.

The selected candidate must be available to start as soon as possible. A complete job description is available on PDC’s website https://padowntown.org/whats-happening/jobs-board/field-services-specialist/

PDC shall not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, s*x, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status or s*xual orientation. Email your resume with cover letter Attention: Executive Director, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, with “Field Services Specialist” in the subject line to [email protected].

    The Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s downtowns, business districts and nearby residential areas seeks a driven and dynamic individual to serve as a Field Services Specialist. This posit...

There's still time to enter July's #NoPlaceLikeLocal contest! Just share a photo of your American-made purchase from a l...
07/18/2021

There's still time to enter July's #NoPlaceLikeLocal contest! Just share a photo of your American-made purchase from a local shop through the end of the month for a chance to win.

Don't forget to tag our page and #NoPlaceLikeLocal!

There's still time to enter July's #NoPlaceLikeLocal contest! Just share a photo of your American-made purchase from a local shop through the end of the month for a chance to win.

Don't forget to tag our page and #NoPlaceLikeLocal!

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's "Designing for Distance" pilot pr...
07/15/2021

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's "Designing for Distance" pilot program, Erie Downtown Partnership and the City of Erie, with guidance from SmithGroup, focused on guiding principles that include an educational component that builds empathy to the wider community and to the needs of the homeless residents of their downtown, by creating equitable spaces where all people feel welcome, safe, comfortable, and able to fully participate.

Learn more about this project:https://padowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DesigningForDistance_Summary.pdf

Check this out! As part of PDC and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's "Designing for Distance" pilot program, Erie Downtown Partnership and the City of Erie, with guidance from SmithGroup, focused on guiding principles that include an educational component that builds empathy to the wider community and to the needs of the homeless residents of their downtown, by creating equitable spaces where all people feel welcome, safe, comfortable, and able to fully participate.

Learn more about this project:https://padowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/DesigningForDistance_Summary.pdf

SCOOPED: AN ICE CREAM TRAILAs one scoop (or trail!) is never enough, the 4th Annual Pursue Your Scoops Ice Cream Trail. ...
07/13/2021
Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail

SCOOPED: AN ICE CREAM TRAIL
As one scoop (or trail!) is never enough, the 4th Annual Pursue Your Scoops Ice Cream Trail. Due to COVID-19, the passport redemption piece of the Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail will not be provided this year, but don’t fret, Happy Travelers @visitPA! Ice cream shops on the trails are still open and scooping up happiness just for you. and hours.https://conta.cc/3r8HbwB

Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail Scooped: Overview West South Central East Scooped: Overview Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail As one scoop (or trail!) is never enough, we have partnered with our friends at the PA Department of Agriculture for the launch of the 4th Annual Pursue Your Scoops Ice Cream Trail. Du...

We are excited to announce PDC's 2021 Premier Revitalization Conference closing Keynote Speaker - Mary Means! Mary is be...
07/12/2021

We are excited to announce PDC's 2021 Premier Revitalization Conference closing Keynote Speaker - Mary Means!

Mary is best known for leading the team that created the National Main Street Center (Main Street America). More than 1,600 towns and historic neighborhood corridors in 40+ states have successfully used the Main Street Approach to bring people back to their historic cores. She was also instrumental in developing PA's Elm Street program.

Join the conversation this September 12-15 in Reading, PA! Early bird registration has now been extended to July 31. Learn more and register: https://padowntown.org/conference/

We are excited to announce PDC's 2021 Premier Revitalization Conference closing Keynote Speaker - Mary Means!

Mary is best known for leading the team that created the National Main Street Center (Main Street America). More than 1,600 towns and historic neighborhood corridors in 40+ states have successfully used the Main Street Approach to bring people back to their historic cores. She was also instrumental in developing PA's Elm Street program.

Join the conversation this September 12-15 in Reading, PA! Early bird registration has now been extended to July 31. Learn more and register: https://padowntown.org/conference/

Did you know that outdoor recreation generates $28.5 billion in economic activity in PA each year? Don't miss our upcomi...
07/11/2021

Did you know that outdoor recreation generates $28.5 billion in economic activity in PA each year?

Don't miss our upcoming webinar to discuss the findings of a recent comprehensive study, "Pennsylvania's Outdoor Recreation Economy - Exploring the Economic Development Potential of Nature-based Placemaking" on Tuesday, 7/13, with presenters Jon Stover, founder & Managing Partner of Jon Stover & Associates & and Leslie Gray, AICP.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8287811202757351439

Did you know that outdoor recreation generates $28.5 billion in economic activity in PA each year?

Don't miss our upcoming webinar to discuss the findings of a recent comprehensive study, "Pennsylvania's Outdoor Recreation Economy - Exploring the Economic Development Potential of Nature-based Placemaking" on Tuesday, 7/13, with presenters Jon Stover, founder & Managing Partner of Jon Stover & Associates & and Leslie Gray, AICP.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8287811202757351439

07/10/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: 2021 Rural Policy Summit – A Profile of Rural Pennsylvania. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The 2021 Rural Policy Summit is a virtual series that will bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, nonprofit leaders, academic researchers, industry professionals, and others interested in rural policy, to learn about and discuss major policy issues that will affect rural Pennsylvania over the next five to 10 years.

Register to attend the series kickoff session on July 22 at 9 a.m. ET for a broad overview of rural Pennsylvania that will set the stage for upcoming sessions. ttps://bit.ly/3dVDg0Y

This series is cohosted by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, Pennsylvania Rural Development Council, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Community Development and Regional Outreach Department.

The 2021 Rural Policy Summit is a virtual series that will bring together a wide range of stakeholders, including policymakers, nonprofit leaders, academic researchers, industry professionals, and others interested in rural, to learn about and discuss major policy issues that will affect rural Penns...

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as its statewide Healthy Communities Program M...
07/09/2021
Healthy Communities Program Manager - PA Downtown

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as its statewide Healthy Communities Program Manager!

This position directly interacts with communities participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s (DOH) WalkWorks grant programs to increase access and opportunities for physical activity through improved active transportation systems. To learn more, please visit https://padowntown.org/whats-happening/jobs-board/healthy-communities-program-manager/.

    Healthy Communities Program Manager Pennsylvania Downtown Center The Pennsylvania Downtown Center, a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s downtowns and business districts and nearby residential areas seeks a dynamic individual ...

Now through July 31, share a photo of an American-made purchase from your favorite local shop for a chance to win this m...
07/08/2021

Now through July 31, share a photo of an American-made purchase from your favorite local shop for a chance to win this month's $100 gift card giveaway! Don't forget to tag #NoPlaceLikeLocal and our page (@padowntown).

Now through July 31, share a photo of an American-made purchase from your favorite local shop for a chance to win this month's $100 gift card giveaway! Don't forget to tag #NoPlaceLikeLocal and our page (@padowntown).

Mod Betty's @RetroRoadmap website is the ultimate guide to discovering the "cool vintage places, good eats, and retro fu...
07/07/2021
Last Chance for Thursday pm: Mod Betty's Whirlwind Zoom Tour of PA!

Mod Betty's @RetroRoadmap website is the ultimate guide to discovering the "cool vintage places, good eats, and retro fun" from all across the U.S.
On Thurs, July 8 at 7pm, she's pulling from her secret, not-on-the-website stash to divulge the hippest and happiest places in each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties!
https://conta.cc/3jRQqQh

(And her Retro Roadtrip guides are a great reference with room for notes and autographs that make them into souvenirs!)

Earlier this year the PDC undertook a comprehensive study to understand how the state’s natural assets can serve as an e...
07/07/2021

Earlier this year the PDC undertook a comprehensive study to understand how the state’s natural assets can serve as an economic driver for its local communities. Please join us on Tuesday, July 13, for a live webinar summarizing the study's findings with presenters Jon Stover, founder and Managing Partner of Jon Stover & Associates, and Leslie Gray, AICP. Register below!

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8287811202757351439

Earlier this year the PDC undertook a comprehensive study to understand how the state’s natural assets can serve as an economic driver for its local communities. Please join us on Tuesday, July 13, for a live webinar summarizing the study's findings with presenters Jon Stover, founder and Managing Partner of Jon Stover & Associates, and Leslie Gray, AICP. Register below!

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8287811202757351439

Pennsylvania Downtown Center, a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of P...
07/02/2021
Healthy Communities Program Manager

Pennsylvania Downtown Center, a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s downtowns and business districts and nearby residential areas seeks a dynamic individual to serve as its statewide Healthy Communities Program Manager.

A complete job description is available at www.padowntown.org.

https://conta.cc/3weAOsT

PDC is hiring! Healthy Communities Program Manager The Pennsylvania Downtown Center, a statewide, non-profit organization that promotes and supports the economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s downtowns

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Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Hi everyone! I have two questions about your County's COVID relief grant. 1. What was the dollar amount that your County was given to distribute? 2. How many total businesses (NOT including nonprofits) in your County were awarded grant money? If you're willing to share your County, that's great, but it's not necessary. Just trying to gather some data. I'm cross posting in the private PDC Managers group. Thank you!
In light of the current political battle between those counties who want to be yellow (before the Governor), two question I have today. 1. How do we celebrate/reward the businesses who obey the Governor's orders? 2. How does disobedience to the Governor affects the businesses' state funding (PIDA) and federal funding (PPP & EIDL)? Thanks!
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