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The LDP Works to Ensure Downtown Remains the Heart and Soul of Lewisburg.

Click here to donate to the LDP and its initiatives.

In 1999, Market Street, Lewisburg, had 13 vacant first-floor businesses. The LDP was formed when the Borough of Lewisburg, Bucknell University, and the downtown business community began an effort to fill the vacancies, market downtown as a destination, and forge partnerships to encourage collaboration. The LDP’s work is organized around four pillars: Economic Development, Marketing and Promotion, Historic Preservation and Design, and Organization.

Fast forward…Since 2004, downtown has enjoyed a 2% vacancy rate; the award-winning has become the cornerstone of downtown marketing; and the spirit of collaboration that formed the LDP has broadened and strengthened, resulting in Lewisburg’s burgeoning vibrancy. Striving to achieve the NEXT LEVEL of vibrancy, LDP is focusing on creating greater economic opportunity downtown, while continuing its efforts to market downtown as a destination and strengthen partnerships.

The LDP is a Not-For-Profit corporation that has been designated by the IRS as a charitable organization under the 501C3 section of the tax code. We are not a membership organization: We work to fulfill our mission of ensuring that downtown remains the heart and soul of Lewisburg. The LDP’s work is funded entirely by fundraising and voluntary contributions.

Click the button above to make an on-line contribution using your Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover credit card. Or click here to download a pledge form to mail in a pledge. Pledges are appreciated because they allow us to budget our resources in advance, but we are grateful for all contributions and encourage you to give in the way the best suits your goals.

Working together, we can accomplish great things.

All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

What is the NEXT LEVEL?

Lewisburg will be the Cultural and Economic Magnet for the Lewisburg Region.

While Downtown has moved steadily forward with exciting new businesses, coffee shops, more sophisticated dining options, the challenge of rural demographics remains. The next level is something we’ve not yet seen here or in any, small rural PA community.

What does that look like?

Bustling streets, thriving, not merely surviving retail, tech and service businesses on upper doors that offer exciting meaningful work. Retaining Lewisburg’s heart and soul: history charm and authentic sense of community and place.

LDP Economic Development Goals for the Next 5-7 Years

  • Perform In-Depth Market Analysis
  • Enhance Dining & Entertainment Cluster
  • Create New Businesses by Supporting Expansion and Growth of Existing Businesses
  • Promote the Value of Buying Local
  • Encourage Entrepreneurship

LDP Promotional Goals for the Next 5-7 Years

  • Continue to Drive Promotion of Downtown as a Destination
  • Increase Amount & Circulation of Downtown Foot Traffic
  • Expand Cultural and Arts Offerings
  • Continue to Build a Spirit of Collaboration among Downtown Business Owners

LDP Historic Preservation and Design Goals for the Next 5-7 Years

  • Increase Accessibility of & to Downtown Lewisburg
  • Encourage Flow of Foot Traffic throughout Entire Downtown Area
  • Reinforce Downtown’s Brand through Enhanced Use of Green Space, Art and Beautification
  • Build Greater Understanding Of Value of Historic Preservation


Questions? Email [email protected] or call us at 570-523-1743
Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, PO Box 298, Lewisburg PA 17837