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“Partnering for Regional Opportunities”

The North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is the designated Local Development District for the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter.  Located in the heart of North Central Pennsylvania, the six-county region is known throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as an emerging forerunner in industrial site location, economic growth, workforce quality, and business opportunity.

The communities, businesses, industries, and workforce of this region work together with North Central, headquartered in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to streamline state, federal and regional services, including transportation planning and economic development.  Support for new ventures is available in funding community infrastructure projects, customized job training, technical assistance for export, government procurement, redevelopment, and networking – all working together to make our communities livable and viable.  Access to North Central services is provided in conveniently located satellite offices in each of the six counties.


Mission Statement

North Central will exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders by committing to organizational excellence, helping to build vibrant communities, aiding in the preparation of a first-class workforce, stimulating economic vitality through collaboration, and partnering to build the infrastructure and technology necessary for regional growth.

Vision Statement

North Central will be recognized and respected as a premier regional development organization by providing first-class services to our customers.