PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Pennsylvania has Access to Over 60% of the US and Canadian Market
Open for Business
Overall, our state offers a competitive business environment, world-class institutions of higher learning and research, geographic proximity to key markets and decision-makers and a wealth of potential business partners. When considered together, these assets can offer strategic and competitive advantages to your business. And they are all in one convenient U.S. location – the keystone to your success.
Pennsylvania is located within a day's drive of 60 percent of the United States and Canadian populations and purchasing power, including six of the ten largest markets in the United States.
This area also represents nearly 40 percent of all U.S. manufacturers and more than a third of the nation’s domestic trade and service industries.
Reaching these customers and markets is easy and convenient because of Pennsylvania’s comprehensive transportation network, including:
An outstanding network of interstate highways
Modern freight railroads
Six international airports
Three major ports with access to:
The Great Lakes
The Gulf of Mexico
Pennsylvania makes it easy to do business beyond our borders. We encourage growth and expansion into world markets by offering unrivaled services and expertise for both new-to-export companies and experienced exporters seeking new markets.
To learn more about how Pennsylvania can meet your export needs, please visit our Export page