2014-04-26 / Galeton News

DCED official speaks in Galeton

A state official met with Galeton Development Corporation members last week to discuss partnership opportunities for keeping small towns vibrant.

Brian Eckert, a representative of the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED), told the group that, as a Galeton native, he is familiar with many of the community’s challenges.

DCED wants to work with public and private partners to leverage limited dollars for the greatest positive impact, Eckert said. The department offers both financial and technical assistance.

Galeton has many potential projects with which DCED could assist, including downtown renewal and economic development initiatives.

Eckert pledged DCED’s assistance and encouraged community leaders to develop a set of priorities that could be used to build the necessary partnerships.

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