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
The communities, employers and workforce of the North Central region collaborate to streamline state, federal and regional services — including community, economic and workforce development as well as transportation planning. Manufacturing has always been a strong employer in the region, and it maintains the largest percentage of employment. The biggest growth potential for the region lies in the area of oil and gas exploration. With the discovery and exploration of the Marcellus and Utica Shale, many opportunities are being presented to the region’s landowners, businesses and workforce.