Our History

Over 30 years ago, local leaders and business owners, many of them lifelong residents, formed an organization that would become the Eastburg Community Alliance or ECA.

After years of service and dedication to the downtown business community, the leading founders of ECA would later apply to the nationally acclaimed Main Street Program directed by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center. After an intensive review process, the ECA was formally accepted in 2002.

A 501c3 non-profit corporation, under the auspices of the Main Street Program and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, the ECA is funded through a combination of local grants, direct fundraising, memberships, local contributions, in-kind donations from the community, as well as through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

DCED funds, which require a local dollar-to-dollar cash match from local funding sources, act to provide operational support and direct assistance to downtown businesses through ECA administered design and facade grants, which improve the look and function of our downtown.

ECA’s Main Street Program is overseen by a voluntary board of directors.

Much of the work of the ECA depends on its members and the active participation of volunteers from the community.

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