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About the Project

The Economic Development Administration defines the CEDS as a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. A CEDS is…

Generally, the action plan builds on findings from the SWOT analysis and incorporates elements from other regional plans….

The Data Dashboard is a tool designed to help the residents of North Central Pennsylvania track county and…


serving Elk, Cameron, Clearfield, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties

Clearfield & Elk Counties – Joint Comprehensive Plan

Clearfield & Elk Counties are teaming up to establish a Joint Comprehensive Plan to develop strategic goals for future economic growth and to better position both counties for future federal and state funding. For more information & to stay up to date …


  • 1967 – The Federal Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) identifies regional local development districts (LDDs)
  • Late 1970’s – Vocational Technical Schools in the regional were established and received funding for specialized training as well as the schools and their construction
  • Early 80’s – Primary Health Care Centers were a regional and federal priority
  • Mid 1990’s – Multi-tenant centers, industrial incubators, industrial parks, and NCPRPDC Revolving Loan Fund established to assist new and businesses
  • Mid 2000’s – Access roads to support economic growth, basic infrastructure, airport development (PA Wilds, Elk Visitor Center), education, and job training projects
  • 2011 – Creation of the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance
  • 2019 – New Strategic Plan completed
  • 2020 – Board restructured to align with and support strategic plan implementation

Core Values

  • Professional Trust and Respect
  • Innovation, Adaptability and Leadership
  • Service and Stewardship
  • Accountability and Commitment
  • Partnering and Teamwork
  • Future Focus


North Central is the recognized leader in driving positive change in the region’s community and economic development success.

Our Regional Vision – North Central Pennsylvania is a vibrant economic region with healthy and sustainable communities.

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North Central Pressed Materials Strategy Development Consortium

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Sandfly Brewing Co.

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Affordable & Reliable Internet to Rural Communities

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High-Speed Broadband to Rural Areas

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Sandy Township Supervisors

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