While county demographic figures foretell an aging and declining workforce, figures at the Planning District level may differ. In Planning District 1, the numbers are similar to county changes as population change is typified by decline. First, a 4.4% decline between 2000 and 2010 and a second, less pronounced decline from 2010 to 2017 of 2.8%.
We recognize that these regional changes are broad in their impact. School districts cross municipal borders. Employers seek employees across municipal borders. Residents may live in one community, but may shop in another. With fewer employees, there are fewer paychecks to support restaurant and retail stores, schools, and infrastructure in every community.
The Planning District approach recognizes:
Don't forget, municipal officials in the 11 municipalities of Planning District 1 are invited to the kick-off on June 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Allegheny Township Municipal building, 136 Community Building Road, Leechburg, PA 15656. Arrive by 6:15 PM for a light bite and networking. All municipal officials are invited to attend, please RSVP here.