Shapiro: Strategic plan underway to bolster economic development in Pennsylvania

BY: - September 26, 2023

The economic development strategy, Shapiro said, will allow the Department of Community and Economic Development to “assess” areas of strength and barriers to growth for Pennsylvania and help state officials determine the best path forward. 


Broadband providers raise concerns over DCED funding application process

BY: - June 1, 2023

In response to the concerns, Board Chairman Uri Monson, asked DCED staff to take down the questions asked about the Capital Project Fund and the application process and provide answers to them on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website. 

Perry Co. receives ‘main street’ designation in community and economic development program

BY: - January 26, 2023

State officials and local business leaders gathered in downtown Duncannon to announce the designation, which they say will invest in towns across the rural county, including Blain, Duncannon, Landisburg, Liverpool, Marysville, Millerstown, New Bloomfield, New Buffalo, and Newport. 

Office of Transformation and Opportunity aims to be ‘one-stop shop’ for Pa. businesses

BY: - January 24, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro established a new office to serve as a one-stop shop to help businesses cut through red tape and streamline operations.

State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, speaks during the Whole-Home Repairs Act Rally held on the Capitol steps on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

DCED opens application for Whole-Home Repairs Program. Here’s what to know

BY: - December 12, 2022

A county or designated entity can apply online until 5 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2023. DCED will review applications on a rolling basis.

Wolf admin: DCED Secretary Dennis Davin to resign next month

BY: - January 27, 2022

Davin, who has served as DCED Secretary for the past seven years, will resign from his post on Feb. 11, the administration said in a statement. 

1-4-3 Day is May 21: What to know about this chance for Pennsylvanians to ‘be a good neighbor’

BY: - May 20, 2021

Beginning on Friday, May 21 and lasting through Sunday, May 23, Gov. Tom Wolf has called on Pennsylvanians to celebrate the third annual “1-4-3 Day” in honor of children’s TV star and Pittsburgh native Fred Rogers.