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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: 05/07/2014 The Energy Co-op

The Energy Co-op, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA is a mature cooperative with a long history of providing energy services to its members. It is the only independently-owned, local, nonprofit energy supplier in their area. ...

Category: Success Stories


Posted: 05/07/2014 KDC Elects Three New Board Members

KDC held our annual meeting on April 22, 2014 where we were fortunate to welcome three new board members: Patricia Hilton a retired Agricultural Education teacher, Marc BrownGold the General Manager of a food cooperative and...

Category: Interviews

Tips for Developers

Posted: 05/07/2014 Technical Assistance Agreements

Technical Assistance (TA) Agreements clarify the relationship between the development center (or the developer) and the client. The legally binding agreements are important because they limit the liability of the center or...

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.