Our Work In Pennsylvania
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, ARC is supporting 54 projects in Pennsylvania totaling nearly $17.2 million in fiscal year 2021. These investments have been matched by $22.8 million and are attracting an additional $29.6 million in leveraged private investments in Pennsylvania. They are also creating or retaining nearly 8,550 jobs, training and educating nearly 4,750 students and workers, and benefiting the 5.6 million residents in Pennsylvania’s 52 Appalachian Counties.
Honorable Josh Shapiro
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
400 North Street -4th Floor
Commonwealth Keystone Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
In Fiscal Year 2021, ARC and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2021 investments in Pennsylvania.
Investments in Action
Lackawanna County Broadband Expansion Project
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(52 out of 67 counties): Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, and Wyoming
Local Development Districts
North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission
Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission
Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission
SEDA–Council of Governments
Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission