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
South Central Pennsylvania is the third-largest region in the state by both population and number of businesses, consisting of eight
counties along Pennsylvania’s southern border with Maryland. Anchored by Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Hershey and Harrisburg, the
region boasts a population of nearly 2 million people. Its strengths are similar to those of Pennsylvania as a whole: a location
convenient to markets and a quality workforce. Strategically located on a network of interstate highways, rail lines with intermodal
facilities, and a growing air freight industry — with convenient passenger flights at Harrisburg International Airport — the region
serves as the transportation crossroads of the Mid-Atlantic.