REGIONAL PLANNING

In an effort to enhance the integration of transportation and land use planning with economic development, the North Central Region has developed a Regional Action Plan (RAS). The intention of the RAS is to encourage the exchange of meaningful strategies on how communities can soundly manage growth and development to efficiently and effectively link land use, transportation, and economic development decision-making at a regional level. Above all, the RAS process will foster an essential regional dialogue about investment choices that spans organizations, policies, programs, and jurisdictions and rests on the premise that projects that are linked to strategies intended to increase economic productivity and competitiveness will cause improved regional prosperity. In a sense, the RAS is the North Central Pennsylvania Region’s interpretation of “The Commonwealth’s Keystone Principles for Growth, Investment and Resource Conservation” and will act as the foundation or “filter” for priority recommendations coming from the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter.