Pennsylvania DCED Secretary Walker Closes Third Successful "DCED on the Road," Forecasts Bright Future for State, Region

Sep 20, 2013, 15:36 ET from Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

DUBOIS, Pa., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker today discussed the outcomes of the third successful "DCED on the Road" trip, highlighting the governor's commitment to revive communities, grow the economy and help Pennsylvanians get back to work.

"Governor Corbett and I understand that in order for us to truly be partners with you in creating a better Pennsylvania, we have to go to local communities and see the impact of the work local organizations are putting forward," Walker said. "We're here to really learn, listen and engage in the conversations that are necessary to help the businesses and communities of this region move forward in a positive direction."

Walker's visit to Clearfield County wrapped up "DCED on the Road," a series of events across northcentral Pennsylvania to discuss Corbett's plans for economic growth, job creation and community development.

Today's luncheon, attended by business, community, tourism leaders and local elected officials, provided a forum to discuss the "DCED on the Road" initiative and receive feedback and comments from the group. Walker and DCED officials spoke specifically of their experiences this week while touring northcentral Pennsylvania.

"With every building revived, shovel that breaks ground for new development, cut ribbon that opens a new chapter, and new employee that is given a chance to succeed – as leaders, we can make a difference," Walker said. "The decisions we make today will impact the future that lies ahead."

Walker and DCED representatives spent four days traveling throughout Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties, visiting successful projects, and meeting with community, economic development and tourism partners.

The "DCED on the Road" initiative is being funded and supported by the Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a private non-profit partnership with the commonwealth.

For more information on "DCED on the Road" and other economic development initiatives in Pennsylvania, visit or call 1-866-466-3972.

Media contacts:
Steve Kratz, DCED; 717-571-0197
Edward Jordan, DCED; 717-783-1132

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development