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The Pennsylvania economic development directory below (scroll down) links to the websites and contacts for many economic development organizations in Pennsylvania and related content such as Area Profiles and Area Surveys as executive summaries about business locations. Contact us for project assistance, or to update our directory listing for an area.  We provide personal introductory referrals to our contacts and other assistance according to the investment project interests of the corporate executives and business advisors we serve.
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maps of PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, NC, WV

Scope; Contacts Website and other resources
Pennsylvania Dept of Community & Economic Development State 17120

Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Business Resource Network State

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry State 17101
Beaver County Corp for  Economic Dev county 15009    
Beaver Falls Area Industrial Council local 15010    
Allegheny Valley Development Corp Region 15014
Mon Valley Progress Council Local 15062
McKeesport IDA Local 15132    
Monroeville Area IDC Local 15146    
Port of Pittsburgh Commission port 15212    
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Region 15219

Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwest Pennsylvania (RIDC) Region 15219
Allegheny County Dept of Economic Development County 15219
Washington County Chamber of Commerce County 15301
Greene County IDC county 15370    
Fay-Penn Economic Dev Council county 15401
Somerset County Dev Council county 15501    
Bedford County Development Association county 15522
Westmoreland County EDC county 15601    
Jeannette Community Development Corp local 15644    
Eastern Westmoreland Development Corp local 15650    
Cameron County Industrial Development Authority county 15834    
St. Mary's Area Chamber of Commerce local 15857    
Johnstown Area EDC local 15901    
Cambria County IDC/IDA county 15931
Butler County Community Development Corp county 16001    
Lawrence County Economic Development Corp county 16101
Greenville Area EDC local 16125    
Eastern Mercer County Regional Development Corp region 16127
Shenango Valley Industrial Dev Authority local 16146    
City of Hermitage city 16148
Armstrong County IDA county 16201
Northwest PA Regional Planning & Development Commission Region 16301
Venango Economic Development Corp county 16323
Meadville Area Industrial Commission city 16335
Warren County Development Association county 16365
Girard Area Industrial Dev. local 16417    
Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority - FTZ 247 port 16507 814-455-7557
Team Pennsylvania Northwest Region 16510
Economic Development Corporation of Erie County county 16510 814-899-6022
The I-99 Innovation Corridor (Altoona, Penn State University) Region 16602
Altoona Blair County Development Corp county 16602
Bradford Economic Development Corp local 16701
Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County county 16803
Clearfield County Industrial Dev. county 16830    
Cumberland County Development Authority county 17013    
Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corp region 17042
Mifflin County IDC county 17044    
Capital Region Economic Development Corp. (CREDC) region 17110
Franklin County Area Dev Corp county 17201    
Adams County Economic Development county 17325    
Campbell Trade Group - for the Berks and York County FTZ #147 FTZ 17402 717-873-0569
York County Economic Development Corporation county 17404 717-846-8879
Lancaster County Economic Dev Co county 17608
Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber of Commerce city 17701
City of Lock Haven City 17745
Clinton County Economic Partnership county 17745
Northumberland County IDA county 17801    
Bloomsburg Area IDA local 17815    
Focus Central Pennsylvania Region 17837
Susquehanna Industrial Development Corp local 17876    
Schuylkill Economic Development Corp County 17901
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp Region 18017
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce City 18018
Northampton County Development Corp county 18044    
Easton Area Industrial Land Development Company local 18044
PPL Utilities utility 18101
Allentown EDC city 18105
Greater Hazleton Can Do Inc. city 18201
Carbon County Bureau of Economic Dev county 18229    
Pike County EDC County 18337
Wayne County Industrial Development Corp county 18431    
The Scranton Chamber city 18501
Great Valley Tech Alliance local 18501
Lackawanna County IDA county 18503    
Berwick IDA local 18603    
Penn's Northeast Region 18640
NEPA Alliance - Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance - Pittston PA region 18640
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber metro 18710
Northern Bradford Authority local 18810
Northern Tier Regional PDC region 18848
Bucks County county 18901
Delaware County Commerce Center county 19063
Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp finance 19102
Select Greater Philadelphia metro region 19102
PECO Energy (Exelon) utility 19103
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority port 19134
Chester County Economic Development Council - Exton PA county 19341 610-458-5700
Montgomery County Industrial Development Corporation county 19403 610-272-5000
TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce - Pottstown PA and Pottstown Area Industrial Development region 19464 610-326-2900 
Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority downtown 19464 610-970-6508 
City of Reading - Office of Community and Economic Development city 19601 610-655-6211
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Berks County Chamber of Commerce - and FTZ 147 - Reading PA chamber 19601 610-376-6766
Berks County Department of Community and Economic Development County 19601 610-478-6341
Greater Berks Development Fund region 19603 610-376-6739
Reading Downtown Improvement District downtown 19603 610-376-6424
FirstEnergy Corp utility 19605
Berks Economic Partnership - promotes greater Reading and Berks County, PA region 19612 610-376-4237
Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
The directory above is a "long list" extension of our contacts directory for the larger US Mid-Atlantic region, following the same structure as our global contact directories.

These area representatives would typically include

  •  a state department of commerce or industry or a provincial government office
  •  greater metro city or county area chamber of commerce
  •  county economic development agency
  •  industrial development corporation or council - IDC
  •  alliance for business development, community development
  •  investment promotion agency - IPA
  •  industry cluster development initiatives, business incubators, technology parks
  •  regional or global professional B2B networking organizations, business partnering, joint venture development, or strategic business alliance services
  •  trade and investment promotion offices
Despite the wide variety of names for such economic development organizations, and variances in the scope of their services, the ones we list are generally actively involved in efforts to attract, expand, and retain business investment projects in their areas (offices, factories, etc.), including the attraction of foreign direct investment projects (FDI).  This typically includes support services, financial incentives, and information for corporate site selection decisions as well as local business retention and expansion services.

The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :

We develop and maintain working relationships among participating area representatives - economic development organizations - and professional service providers as well as senior corporate executives who are responsible for the planning of major projects such as new, relocated, expanded or consolidated offices, factories, distribution centers or other operations.

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