Lewisburg Designated as a Keystone Communities Main Street

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger announced Lewisburg’s official designation as a Keystone Communities Main Street, which will help the Union County borough promote its historic downtown and support its small businesses.

“We’re thrilled to designate Lewisburg as an official Keystone Communities Main Street,” said Secretary Siger. “The Main Street Matters program will better help us support the small businesses and commercial corridors that are the backbone of communities across our Commonwealth.”

Under the new designation, Lewisburg will now receive priority status for various applications submitted to DCED and will be eligible for Neighborhood Assistance Program Enterprise Zone tax credits for private sector development within the designated Main Street area. Downtown Lewisburg Partnership (LDP), with support of Lewisburg Borough, was selected for Main Street designation after presenting DCED with a five-year strategy to guide targeted investment and project implementation in the borough. This strategy includes planning to help transform the downtown area into the region’s premier community for arts, entertainment, and dining.

“Our main street small businesses are the foundation of our local communities and economy,” said State Senator Gene Yaw. “This designation will help prioritize efforts to revitalize our region and make it a better place to live, work and visit.”

“Lewisburg Borough recognizes the importance of a vibrant main street for sustainable community and economic development,” said Lewisburg Mayor Kendy Alvarez. “Designation as a Keystone Main Street highlights the commitment of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and by extension the Borough of Lewisburg in creating a place to live, work, play, visit, and belong.”

Lewisburg is also now eligible to receive complimentary technical assistance and programmatic support from the Pennsylvania Downtown Center over the next five years.