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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-711



Designated Distress Areas

[33 Pa.B. 1952]

   The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) gives notice of the designation of distressed communities in accordance with section 1303 of the act of June 29, 1996 (P. L. 434, No. 67), as amended, known as the Job Enhancement Act (73 P. S. Section 400.1303). The listing is effective as of the date of publication and will remain in effect until changed by a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The listing follows as Annex A.

   Further information can be obtained from the Department of Community and Economic Development, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (800) 379-7448.


Annex A

   A small business enterprise must be currently located in or will be located in a designated distress area at the conclusion of the CED-funded project to be considered for a loan. Distressed areas include state designated Enterprise Zones, Keystone Opportunity Zones, Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zones, Keystone Opportunity Improvement Zones, Federal Enterprise Communities and Empowerment Zones, Act 47 Communities, cities of the first class, second class, second class A or third class and designated distressed municipalities included on the following list.

Classification of Cities

First Class: Philadelphia
Second Class: Pittsburgh
Second Class A: Scranton
Third Class: Aliquippa JeannetteWarren
Allentown Johnstown Washington
Altoona Lancaster Wilkes-Barre
Arnold LebanonWilliamsport
Beaver Falls Lock Haven York
Bethlehem Lower Burrell
Bradford McKeesport
Butler Meadville
Carbondale Monessen
Chester Monongahela
Clairton Nanticoke
Coatesville New Castle
Connellsville New Kensington
Corry Oil City
DuBois Pittston
Duquesne Pottsville
Easton Reading
Erie Shamokin
Farrell Sharon
Franklin St. Marys
Greensburg Sunbury
Harrisburg Titusville
Hazleton Uniontown

Qualifying Municipality List Based on Distressed Area Criteria
Source--Census 2000 Summary File 3
Prepared by The Pennsylvania State Data Center
February 19, 2003

Municipality Name

Adams County

Carroll Valley Borough
Fairfield Borough
Gettysburg Borough
Highland Township
McSherrystown Borough
Conewago Township
Freedom Township
Hamiltonban Township
Liberty Township

Allegheny County

Avalon Borough
Baldwin Borough
Bellevue Borough
Blawnox Borough
Brackenridge Borough
Braddock Borough
Braddock Hills Borough
Brentwood Borough
Bridgeville Borough
Carnegie Borough
Chalfant Borough
Clairton City
Coraopolis Borough
Crafton Borough
Dravosburg Borough
Duquesne City
East Deer Township
East McKeesport Borough
East Pittsburgh Borough
Elizabeth Borough
Elizabeth Township
Etna Borough
Glassport Borough
Harrison Township
Homestead Borough
Leetsdale Borough
McDonald Borough
McKeesport City
McKees Rocks Borough
Millvale Borough
Moon Township
Mount Oliver Borough
Munhall Borough
Neville Township
North Braddock Borough
North Fayette Township
North Versailles Township
Oakmont Borough
Pitcairn Borough
Pittsburgh City
Plum Borough
Port Vue Borough
Rankin Borough
Scott Township
Sharpsburg Borough
South Versailles Township
Stowe Township
Swissvale Borough
Tarentum Borough
Trafford Borough
Turtle Creek Borough
Verona Borough
Versailles Borough
Wall Borough
West Deer Township
West Elizabeth Borough
West Homestead Borough
West Mifflin Borough
White Oak Borough
Wilkinsburg Borough
Wilmerding Borough

Armstrong County

Apollo Borough
Applewold Borough
Atwood Borough
Boggs Township
Bradys Bend Township
Cadogan Township
Cowanshannock Township
Dayton Borough
East Franklin Township
Elderton Borough
Ford City Borough
Ford Cliff Borough
Freeport Borough
Hovey Township
Kiskiminetas Township
Kittanning Borough
Leechburg Borough
Madison Township
Mahoning Township
Manor Township
Manorville Borough
North Apollo Borough
North Buffalo Township
Parker City
Parks Township
Perry Township
Pine Township
Plumcreek Township
Rayburn Township
Redbank Township
Rural Valley Borough
South Bend Township
South Bethlehem Borough
South Buffalo Township
Sugarcreek Township
Valley Township
Washington Township
Wayne Township
West Franklin Township
West Kittanning Borough
Worthington Borough

Beaver County

Aliquippa City
Ambridge Borough
Baden Borough
Beaver Falls City
Big Beaver Borough
Darlington Borough
Darlington Township
Daugherty Township
East Rochester Borough
Eastvale Borough
Ellwood City Borough
Fallston Borough
Frankfort Springs Borough
Freedom Borough
Georgetown Borough
Glasgow Borough
Greene Township
Hanover Township
Homewood Borough
Hookstown Borough
Hopewell Township
Koppel Borough
Midland Borough
Monaca Borough
New Brighton Borough
New Galilee Borough
Ohioville Borough
Pulaski Township
Rochester Borough
Shippingport Borough
South Heights Borough
Vanport Township

Bedford County

Bedford Borough
Bloomfield Township
Broad Top Township
Coaldale Borough
Colerain Township
Cumberland Valley Township
East Providence Township
East St. Clair Township
Everett Borough
Harrison Township
Hopewell Borough
Hopewell Township
Hyndman Borough
Juniata Township
Kimmel Township
King Township
Liberty Township
Lincoln Township
Londonderry Township
Mann Township
Manns Choice Borough
Monroe Township
Napier Township
New Paris Borough
Pavia Township
Pleasantville Borough
Rainsburg Borough
St. Clairsville Borough
Saxton Borough
Schellsburg Borough
Snake Spring Township
Southampton Township
South Woodbury Township
West Providence Township
West St. Clair Township
Woodbury Borough
Woodbury Township

Berks County

Bern Township
Cumru Township
Jefferson Township
Kutztown Borough
Leesport Borough
Lyons Borough
Marion Township
Maxatawny Township
North Heidelberg Township
Perry Township
Reading City
Richmond Township
Shoemakersville Borough
South Heidelberg Township
Spring Township
Tulpehocken Township
Wyomissing Borough

Blair County

Allegheny Township
Altoona City
Blair Township
Catharine Township
Duncansville Borough
Greenfield Township
Hollidaysburg Borough
Huston Township
Juniata Township
Logan Township
Martinsburg Borough
Newry Borough
North Woodbury Township
Tunnelhill Borough
Tyrone Borough
Williamsburg Borough
Woodbury Township

Bradford County

Alba Borough
Albany Township
Armenia Township
Asylum Township
Athens Borough
Burlington Borough
Burlington Township
Canton Borough
Canton Township
Columbia Township
Franklin Township
Granville Township
Herrick Township
Le Raysville Borough
Leroy Township
Litchfield Township
Monroe Borough
Monroe Township
New Albany Borough
North Towanda Township
Orwell Township
Overton Township
Pike Township
Ridgebury Township
Rome Borough
Rome Township
Sayre Borough
Sheshequin Township
South Creek Township
Standing Stone Township
Stevens Township
Sylvania Borough
Terry Township
Towanda Township
Troy Borough
Troy Township
Tuscarora Township
Warren Township
Wells Township
West Burlington Township
Wilmot Township
Windham Township
Wyalusing Borough
Wyalusing Township
Wysox Township

Bucks County

Bristol Borough
Bristol Township
Middletown Township
Upper Southampton Township
Warminster Township

Butler County

Adams Township
Allegheny Township
Brady Township
Bruin Borough
Butler City
Butler Township
Callery Borough
Cherry Township
Cherry Valley Borough
Chicora Borough
Clay Township
Clearfield Township
Clinton Township
Concord Township
Donegal Township
Eau Claire Borough
Fairview Borough
Fairview Township
Franklin Township
Harrisville Borough
Karns City Borough
Marion Township
Mars Borough
Mercer Township
Muddy Creek Township
Parker Township
Penn Township
Petrolia Borough
Portersville Borough
Prospect Borough
Saxonburg Borough
Slippery Rock Borough
Slippery Rock Township
Valencia Borough
Venango Township
Washington Township
West Liberty Borough
West Sunbury Borough
Worth Township

Cambria County

Adams Township
Allegheny Township
Ashville Borough
Barr Township
Blacklick Township
Brownstown Borough
Cambria Township
Carrolltown Borough
Cassandra Borough
Chest Township
Chest Springs Borough
Clearfield Township
Conemaugh Township
Cresson Borough
Cresson Township
Croyle Township
Daisytown Borough
Dale Borough
Dean Township
East Carroll Township
East Conemaugh Borough
East Taylor Township
Ebensburg Borough
Ehrenfeld Borough
Elder Township
Ferndale Borough
Franklin Borough
Gallitzin Borough
Gallitzin Township
Hastings Borough
Jackson Township
Johnstown City
Lilly Borough
Lorain Borough
Loretto Borough
Lower Yoder Township
Middle Taylor Township
Munster Township
Nanty-Glo Borough
Northern Cambria Borough
Patton Borough
Portage Borough
Portage Township
Reade Township
Richland Township
Sankertown Borough
Scalp Level Borough
South Fork Borough
Stonycreek Township
Summerhill Borough
Summerhill Township
Susquehanna Township
Tunnelhill Borough
Vintondale Borough
Washington Township
West Carroll Township
West Taylor Township
White Township
Wilmore Borough

Cameron County

Driftwood Borough
Emporium Borough
Gibson Township
Grove Township
Lumber Township
Portage Township
Shippen Township

Carbon County

Banks Township
Beaver Meadows Borough
East Side Borough
Franklin Township
Kidder Township
Lansford Borough
Lausanne Township
Lehigh Township
Lehighton Borough
Packer Township
Palmerton Borough
Parryville Borough
Penn Forest Township
Weatherly Borough
Weissport Borough

Centre County

Bellefonte Borough
Burnside Township
College Township
Curtin Township
Ferguson Township
Haines Township
Howard Borough
Howard Township
Huston Township
Liberty Township
Miles Township
Millheim Borough
Patton Township
Penn Township
Philipsburg Borough
Port Matilda Borough
Rush Township
Snow Shoe Borough
Snow Shoe Township
South Philipsburg Borough
State College Borough
Taylor Township
Union Township
Unionville Borough
Worth Township

Chester County

Avondale Borough
Caln Township
Coatesville City
Londonderry Township
Modena Borough
New Garden Township
Pocopson Township
South Coatesville Borough
West Brandywine Township
West Chester Borough

Clarion County

Ashland Township
Beaver Township
Brady Township
Callensburg Borough
Clarion Borough
Clarion Township
East Brady Borough
Elk Township
Emlenton Borough
Farmington Township
Foxburg Borough
Hawthorn Borough
Highland Township
Knox Borough
Knox Township
Licking Township
Limestone Township
Madison Township
Millcreek Township
Monroe Township
New Bethlehem Borough
Paint Township
Perry Township
Piney Township
Porter Township
Redbank Township
Richland Township
Rimersburg Borough
St. Petersburg Borough
Salem Township
Shippenville Borough
Sligo Borough
Strattanville Borough
Toby Township
Washington Township

Clearfield County

Beccaria Township
Bell Township
Bigler Township
Bloom Township
Boggs Township
Bradford Township
Brady Township
Brisbin Borough
Burnside Borough
Burnside Township
Chest Township
Chester Hill Borough
Clearfield Borough
Coalport Borough
Cooper Township
Covington Township
Curwensville Borough
Decatur Township
DuBois City
Falls Creek Borough
Ferguson Township
Girard Township
Glen Hope Borough
Goshen Township
Graham Township
Grampian Borough
Greenwood Township
Gulich Township
Houtzdale Borough
Huston Township
Irvona Borough
Jordan Township
Karthaus Township
Knox Township
Lawrence Township
Lumber City Borough
Mahaffey Borough
Morris Township
Newburg Borough
New Washington Borough
Osceola Mills Borough
Penn Township
Pike Township
Pine Township
Ramey Borough
Sandy Township
Troutville Borough
Union Township
Wallaceton Borough
Westover Borough
Woodward Township

Clinton County

Allison Township
Avis Borough
Bald Eagle Township
Beech Creek Borough
Beech Creek Township
Castanea Township
Chapman Township
Crawford Township
East Keating Township
Flemington Borough
Greene Township
Liedy Township
Lock Haven City
Logan Township
Loganton Borough
Mill Hall Borough
Noyes Township
Pine Creek Township
Renovo Borough
South Renovo Borough
Wayne Township
West Keating Township

Columbia County

Ashland Borough
Beaver Township
Benton Borough
Benton Township
Berwick Borough
Bloomsburg Town
Briar Creek Borough
Briar Creek Township
Catawissa Borough
Catawissa Township
Centralia Borough
Cleveland Township
Conyngham Township
Fishing Creek Township
Franklin Township
Greenwood Township
Hemlock Township
Jackson Township
Locust Township
Madison Township
Main Township
Mifflin Township
Millville Borough
Montour Township
Mount Pleasant Township
North Centre Township
Orange Township
Orangeville Borough
Pine Township
Roaring Creek Township
Scott Township
South Centre Township
Stillwater Borough
Sugarloaf Township

Crawford County

Athens Township
Beaver Township
Bloomfield Township
Blooming Valley Borough
Cambridge Township
Cambridge Springs Borough
Centerville Borough
Conneaut Township
Conneaut Lake Borough
Conneautvillea Borough
Cussewago Township
East Fallowfield Township
East Mead Township
Greenwood Township
Linesville Borough
Meadville City
North Shenango Township
Pine Township
Randolph Township
Richmond Township
Rockdale Township
Rome Township
Sadsbury Township
Saegertown Borough
South Shenango Township
Sparta Township
Spartansburg Borough
Spring Township
Springboro Borough
Steuben Township
Summerhill Township
Summit Township
Titusville City
Townville Borough
Troy Township
Venango Borough
Venango Township
Vernon Township
West Fallowfield Township
West Mead Township
West Shenango Township
Woodcock Borough
Woodcock Township

Cumberland County

Carlisle Borough
East Pennsboro Township
Lower Allen Township
Newville Borough
North Newton Township
Shippensburg Borough
Shippensburg Township
West Pennsboro Township

Dauphin County

Berrysburg Borough
Elizabethville Borough
Gratz Borough
Halifax Borough
Halifax Township
Harrisburg City
Highspire Borough
Jackson Township
Jefferson Township
Lower Paxton Township
Lykens Township
Middletown Borough
Mifflin Township
Pillow Borough
Reed Township
Swatara Township
Washington Township
Wayne Township
Williams Township
Williamstown Borough

Delaware County

Aston Township
Chester City
Chester Township
Colwyn Borough
Darby Borough
Darby Township
Lower Chichester Township
Marcus Hook Borough
Marple Township
Millbourne Borough
Radnor Township
Ridley Township
Upland Borough
Upper Chichester Township
Upper Darby Township
Yeadon Borough

Elk County

Benezette Township
Highland Township
Jay Township
Johnsonburg Borough
Millstone Township
Ridgway Borough
Ridgway Township
Spring Creek Township

Erie County

Albion Borough
Conneaut Township
Corry City
Edinboro Borough
Erie City
Greenfield Township
North East Borough
North East Township
Union City Borough
Venango Township
Wattsburg Borough
Wesleyville Borough

Fayette County

Belle Vernon Borough
Brownsville Borough
Brownsville Township
Bullskin Township
Connellsville City
Connellsville Township
Dawson Borough
Dunbar Borough
Dunbar Township
Everson Borough
Fairchance Borough
Fayette City Borough
Franklin Township
Georges Township
German Township
Henry Clay Township
Jefferson Township
Lower Tyrone Township
Luzerne Township
Markleysburg Borough
Masontown Borough
Menallen Township
Newell Borough
Nicholson Township
North Union Township
Ohiopyle Borough
Perry Township
Perryopolis Borough
Point Marion Borough
Redstone Township
Saltlick Township
Seven Springs Borough
Smithfield Borough
South Connellsville Borough
South Union Township
Springfield Township
Springhill Township
Stewart Township
Uniontown City
Upper Tyrone Township
Vanderbilt Borough
Washington Township
Wharton Township

Forest County

Barnett Township
Green Township
Harmony Township
Hickory Township
Howe Township
Jenks Township
Kingsley Township
Tionesta Borough
Tionesta Township

Franklin County

Chambersburg Borough
Fannett Township
Mercersburg Borough
Metal Township
Peters Township
Washington Township
Waynesboro Borough

Fulton County

Ayr Township
Brush Creek Township
Dublin Township
Licking Creek Township
McConnellsburg Borough
Taylor Township
Todd Township
Valley-Hi Borough
Wells Township

Greene County

Aleppo Township
Carmichaels Borough
Center Township
Clarksville Borough
Cumberland Township
Dunkard Township
Franklin Township
Freeport Township
Gilmore Township
Gray Township
Greene Township
Greensboro Borough
Jackson Township
Jefferson Borough
Jefferson Township
Monongahela Township
Morgan Township
Morris Township
Perry Township
Rices Landing Borough
Richhill Township
Springhill Township
Washington Township
Wayne Township
Waynesburg Borough
Whiteley Township

Huntingdon County

Alexandria Borough
Birmingham Borough
Brady Township
Broad Top City Borough
Carbon Township
Cass Township
Cassville Borough
Clay Township
Coalmont Borough
Cromwell Township
Dublin Township
Dudley Borough
Franklin Township
Henderson Township
Hopewell Township
Huntingdon Borough
Juniata Township
Lincoln Township
Logan Township
Mapleton Borough
Marklesburg Borough
Mill Creek Borough
Morris Township
Mount Union Borough
Oneida Township
Orbisonia Borough
Penn Township
Petersburg Borough
Porter Township
Rockhill Furnace Borough
Saltillo Borough
Shade Gap Borough
Shirley Township
Shirleysburg Borough
Smithfield Township
Springfield Township
Spruce Creek Township
Tell Township
Three Springs Borough
Todd Township
Union Township
Walker Township
Warriors Mark Township
West Township
Wood Township

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