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
Southwestern Pennsylvania lies in the center of the nation’s business engine and has nearly half of the United States buying power located within 500 miles. Labor costs remain below the national average, and instances of reshoring are becoming more commonplace. Business remains strong in the greater Pittsburgh area, and the rest of the world has taken notice of the area’s high quality of life. More than 83 percent of firms in the Pittsburgh region are categorized as small or medium-sized, and are responsible for more than 17 percent of regional employment.