Center for Economic and Community Development

Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development (CECD) helps create new opportunities for people living throughout Pennsylvania.


The Center's clients include state government, elected and appointed local officials, community organizations, trade associations, business and industry, and individuals.


Partnering with Penn State Extension, the center provides educational programs for local development organizations, citizens and elected officials. These programs range from introductory sessions on regional economic development to in-depth programs on specific community issues.