Rural PA's Voice and Resource for Economic, Community and Human Development
The Pennsylvania Rural Partners (PRP) is an independent, non-profit organization that brings together viewpoints from every sector of the economy to improve the quality of life for rural Pennsylvanians. PRP’s fundamental goal is to establish sustainable economic, community and human development by providing counsel and leadership in identifying and addressing the issues facing rural Pennsylvanians.
Rural Pennsylvanians comprise a significant segment of Pennsylvania’s population—3.5 million of the state’s total 12.7 million residents, according to the 2010 Census. And, rural counties are projected to grow and become more diverse in the future. It’s undeniable that the advance of Pennsylvania’s 48 rural counties is vital to the overall progress of the state.