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
Though not as large geographically as other regions of the state, Southeast Pennsylvania is the most compact region in terms of businesses,
employment and population, and it has a mature and diverse commercial and industrial base. The region includes urban, suburban and rural
communities, as well as businesses in industrial and highly advanced manufacturing, professional services, technology and life sciences, energy,
agriculture, higher education, and medicine. Assets like access to major markets and an extensive transportation infrastructure enable the region
to serve as a large and substantial contributor to the economic prosperity of the commonwealth.