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Keystone Development Center

Welcome to the Keystone Development Center (KDC).  KDC has been working with emerging, start-up and established cooperatives and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for many years.  We provide quality research and business development support.  Our experienced team of cooperative and business development specialists can support you and your group from development through to operations.

If you are new to cooperatives, we suggest you begin with the Getting Started page in our Resources section.  At any time, feel free to fill out our request for assistance form and someone will contact you directly to answer questions and provide additional information.

Success Stories

Posted: 02/14/2014 Doylestown Grand Opening

We are excited to share that the Doylestown Food Cooperative (DFC) had its Grand Opening on February 8, 2014. This is a community-owned grocery market with a focus on fresh and nutritious locally-produced foods. The DFC is in...

Category: Success Stories


Posted: 02/14/2014 An Interview with Peggy Fogarty-Harnish

KDC: What is your background?

PFH: Development of a Sustainable Local Food System is my passion and indistinguishable from my work. For years I have been dedicated to the local food systems beginning in 1994 by helping coffee...

Category: Interviews

Tips for Developers

Posted: 02/14/2014 Cooperative Developer Training

Education is important for any cooperative developer. Cooperation Works! (CW!) the cooperative of cooperative developers and Centers offers a three part developer sequence. The programs aid in the understanding of the...

Category: Tips for Co-op Developers


200 Trinity Road
York, PA 17408

The Keystone Development Center (KDC) has a mission to sustain communities, economies, and resources through cooperatively-owned businesses.

We gratefully acknowledge funding support for this website from the United States Department of Agriculture. Keystone Development Center is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.