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Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Pennsylvania Local Development District System Strategy

Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania
Start Date: Jan 2019 — End Date: Dec 2019

CREC and EntreWorks Consulting are developing a strategic plan for the seven Local Development Districts located in Pennsylvania. Each of Pennsylvania’s seven LDDs provides technical and programmatic assistance in four core programs; Business Finance, Export/International Marketing, Government Procurement Assistance and Transportation Planning. Additionally, each district has taken on roles important to their region that differ in scope and task compared to the others. The CREC/Entreworks team is working with Pennsylvania LDD’s to evaluate their strengths and limitations and ensure that the resources available to the LDDs are used in the best manner to assist in the growth of communities and the strengthening of economies. This system strategy will help better promote effective regional coordination, public sector performance, accountability, and efficient service delivery.

Research & Planning

About the Client

Local Development District Association of Pennsylvania

Fifty-two counties in Pennsylvania are served by Local Development Districts, multi-county organizations providing services in such areas as community and economic development, transportation, international trade, strategic planning and much more. Counties share information through their LDD, respond to common concerns, and develop solutions to today’s critical issues. For over 40 years Pennsylvania’s LDDs have taken […]

Project Updates

CREC Visits Pennsylvania LDD’s and Businesses
February 19, 2019

Last week Cathy Katona, Erik Pages, and Lee Winkler traveled to Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, where they met with staff and board members of three PA Local Development Districts: Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), and the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (Northern Tier). They also met with businesses whom were recipients of […]