Pennsylvania Rural Partners exists to provide leadership, advocacy and action for identifying rural issues and development opportunities, brokering existing resources and programs to address these issues and opportunities, defining new rural public policy initiatives and marshaling the resources and expertise of its partners on behalf of Pennsylvania’s rural residents and places.
PRP was founded in 2006 and has successfully championed resources for rural municipalities by partnering with a range of state and federal organizations. PRP has often hosted a legislative briefing to bring the challenges and opportunities of rural Pennsylvania to the forefront for state policy makers. PRP specifically seeks to advance sustainable economic, community and human development in rural municipalities.
PRP’s fundamental goal is to establish sustainable economic, community and human development in Pennsylvania’s rural counties.
Economic development—addressing business needs, employment needs and economic development agencies
Community development—securing resources for housing, agriculture, infrastructure development, recreational activities, tourism and utilities
Human development—addressing needs related to health, education, children and food