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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: 07/13/2015 Success Story: Maryland Broadband Cooperative

The Maryland Broadband Cooperative (MDBC) is leading efforts to build high-speed computer networks in Maryland. Their focus continues to be on under-served communities in rural Maryland. Several communities may ultimately see...

Category: Success Stories


Posted: 07/13/2015 Interview with a Cooperative Leader

KDC is pleased to present an interview with one of our newest Board members. Gef Flimlin is Professor/Marine Extension Agent in Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture for Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Toms River, New Jersey. Gef...

Category: Interviews

Tips for Developers

Posted: 07/13/2015 Developers Corner: Survey Writing

Developers preparing feasibility studies and business plans often use a survey to gather quantitative and qualitative data. Surveys are helpful for other applications too. For example, a Center might want to understand client...

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.