Wolf Administration Tours State-Funded Revitalization and Economic Development Projects in Warren

Warren, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by local officials and community leaders for a tour of multiple state-funded community revitalization and economic development projects in downtown Warren, Warren County.

“Today’s tour showcased some of the important history of Warren, but even more so, we saw an important glimpse of Warren’s future,” Secretary Davin said. “Local leaders and partners have been successful in creating a unified vision for Warren’s development, and the Wolf Administration will continue to support this city as it grows and moves forward.”

The tour included stops at the historic Struthers Library Theatre, which was established in 1883 and recently supported by DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) in 2016. It then visited the Faith Inn, a shelter for homeless individuals and families that has also been supported by NAP. After that stop, the tour also visited the former PNC Bank Building, which is being supported by a $500,000 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to turn it into the new Northern Pennsylvania Regional College building and co-working space later this year. Finally, the tour concluded along the Warren riverfront, a development priority for the city that is being supported by $2.5 million in RACP funding for the redevelopment of properties and streetscapes.

“Over the past several years, the allocation of state funding for projects located within the City has allowed numerous economic development projects to be undertaken,” said Nancy Freenock, city manager of the city of Warren. “We thank Governor Wolf and Secretary Davin for the commonwealth’s investments in the city, and for sharing the vision for a strong future for the City of Warren.”

For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to community revitalization, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132

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