Vision & Mission
The mission of Pennsylvania Downtown Center is to advance the sense of place, quality of life, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania's downtowns, traditional neighborhood business districts and nearby residential areas.
PDC's Vision Statement
Pennsylvania Downtown Center provides its membership with the tools necessary to outline their vision of a healthy downtown and assists them in achieving their vision through action-oriented programs. PDC is committed to helping communities through education, training, strategic partnerships, and advocacy efforts, as is reflected through the following characteristics:
Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) is a Pennsylvania-based and IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to serve as the voice of Pennsylvania's downtowns and surrounding neighborhoods. PDC is a member-focused and service-oriented organization that provides assistance to communities regardless of size or financial situation.
Sound & Stable Finances
Pennsylvania Downtown Center recognizes and values the support it receives from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). In addition to such funding (which PDC receives in exchange for contracted services to Main and Elm Street communities), PDC receives income from its members, the business community, and through fee-for-service activities. PDC actively seeks support from the philanthropic community on an ongoing basis.
Strong & Capable Organization
Pennsylvania Downtown Center has an energetic and empowered board of directors, and provides its staff with the tools and support necessary to perform at exceptional levels. PDC's staff satisfies both DCED contract responsibilities and the needs of our membership. We maintain an exceptional level of service through continued measurement of the outcomes and impact of our work.