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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: 02/20/2015 KDC Board Member the new PA Secretary of Agriculture

KDC is excited to announce that a member of our Board of Directors, Russell C. Redding, was recently nominated by Governor Tom Wolf as the 26th Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Until confirmed, he is...

Category: Success Stories


Posted: 02/20/2015 View from My Doorstep

This interview is with James Henry from Clarion County, PA. Jim is a farmer raising beef cattle on a family farm in northwest Pennsylvania. He is one of the founders of the Keystone Beef Marketing Network, a nonprofit...

Category: Interviews

Tips for Developers

Posted: 02/20/2015 Developer’s Corner

KDC has recently had multiple inquiries about the use of pools in the cooperative structure. Pools are sub-enterprises within the cooperative business and are a practice distinctive to cooperative-structured businesses. Pooling...

Category: Tips for Co-op Developers


108F N. Reading Road, Suite 200
Ephrata, PA 17522

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.