Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tom Wolf, Governor
Dennis M. Davin, Secretary

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The New PA website,, is provided as a public service. The site is managed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and its interactive agency.

Please note that users of this website are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information. DCED makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided via this website.

DCED specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing the New PA Web site or the information it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties and linked to the New PA website. The responsibility for content rests with the organizations that are providing the information. The inclusion of links from this site does not necessarily imply endorsement by DCED or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Specific questions regarding a document should be directed to the appropriate organization and not necessarily to the New PA webmaster. DCED and its interactive agency shall make only reasonable efforts to independently verify, and does not exert editorial control over, information on pages outside of the New PA domain.

DCED does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this website. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.

DCED does not collect or track personal information from New PA website visitors. Generic information from server logs may be used to track the number of hits to the site, and to find out what types of browser software are used by visitors. This information will be used only in aggregate form, and used solely for improving website usability and design. Please review the New PA Privacy Policy for further details.

In response to the needs ensuring equal access to electronic and information technologies, New PA has been developed according to a set of Universal Access Design standards for Web pages. DCED is pleased to provide an alternative medium for accessing information about our programs and services. New PA has Universal Access Design standards for Web pages incorporated into its codebase in recognition of those individuals with visual, physical or developmental disabilities.

Universal Access Design calls for appropriate use of auxiliary aids and services where necessary to ensure clear communication. The adhered to standards are developed in part based on recommendations by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). The process of incorporating Universal Access Design elements into New PA will evolve as the site grows, and also as the standards themselves grow.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) maintains the New PA website as a public service. The following is the privacy policy for this site (all pages within the domain

  • We do not use cookies to collect personally identifying information. A cookie is often used in commercial sites to identify the items selected for a specific shopping cart application.
  • If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the information to respond to your request. We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.
  • We do use log analysis tools to create summary statistics, but which are only used for purposes such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications, evaluating system performance, or identifying problem areas.

Any PDFs files must be produced exactly as provided; no alterations may be made to format or content. If changes are required for any reason, a new file must be provided by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Any alterations to a PDF file made by the recipient without the Department of Community and Economic Development’s consent will render the pdf file and its contents null and void.

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The page was last modified: 11/02/2012