Community development activities build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and investments. They may support infrastructure, economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, micro-enterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and other identified needs.
McKeesport is one of three entitlement communities in Allegheny County to directly receive an annual allotment of Community Development Block Grant funding. Within the city of McKeesport, a portion of CDBG funds are targeted toward low - and moderate-income areas defined by U.S. census data.
The Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development offers resources and guides for entrepreneurship and other business opportunities.
An Entrepreneur Guide for small business assistance is available online, as is Local Business Assistance.
The City of McKeesport formally adopted a new zoning ordinance in April 2017. The complete ordinance is available here.