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Wolf Administration Boosts Downtown Wilkes-Barre Revitalization Efforts through ‘Keystone Communities Main Street’ Designation – PA Department of Community & Economic Development

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Downtown Wilkes-Barre has officially been designated as a Keystone Communities Main Street, allowing for funding that supports targeted investment and development to address community needs. The Diamond City Partnership will be the administering agency responsible for implementing the revitalization effort in Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

“Securing this designation is just the beginning of the advanced growth and prioritized support Downtown Wilkes-Barre can rely on as they develop and implement a revitalization plan that works specifically for their community and its diverse needs,” said Sec. Davin. “This assistance couldn’t be timelier as the COVID-19 pandemic has presented varying challenges impacting local economies.”

As a DCED designated Keystone Communities Main Street, Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be eligible for complimentary technical assistance and programmatic support from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center