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§ 372.1. Further findings and declaration of policy

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 12. Economic Development Financing Law (Refs & Annos)
73 P.S. § 372.1
§ 372.1. Further findings and declaration of policy
It is hereby further determined and declared as a matter of legislative finding that the purposes of this act are to:
(1) Promote industrial, commercial and other economic development.
(2) Promote public and private infrastructure.
(3) Promote the use of the most efficient means of production and distribution of goods and services within this Commonwealth.
(4) Protect the natural resources of this Commonwealth and encourage the reduction and recycling of wastes and the orderly recovery of natural resources.
(5) Promote improvement in the quality of goods and services produced in this Commonwealth to insure their continued demand in the competitive global economy.
(6) Promote the building and use of efficient means for transporting and storing goods by, among other things, developing sufficient port, rail, highway, air, intermodal shipping, warehouse and other transportation and storage facilities within this Commonwealth.
(7) Promote the installation and use of the most efficient means of communications.
(8) Promote a healthy environment through the abatement, safe storage, transport, elimination, remediation and disposal within this Commonwealth of pollutants and wastes of every kind and type, whether liquid, solid, gaseous, noise, thermal or otherwise and sewage.
(9) Promote and encourage retail and wholesale establishments, whether by the promotion of such establishments themselves or through auxiliary activities such as the promotion of new or improved residential facilities or other activities deemed appropriate to eliminate blight or otherwise improve an area for industrial, commercial and other economic activity.
(10) Promote the use of urban and commercial centers by, among other things, providing parking, convention, tourism, recreational and sports facilities.
(11) Promote the establishment and development of health care and educational facilities and services and facilities for the care of persons requiring special care.
(12) Promote centers for research and development and for the use and transfer of new or existing technologies.
(13) Promote the acquisition, construction and improvement of public facilities.
(14) Otherwise promote the health, welfare and safety of the residents of this Commonwealth by promoting economic activity and efficiency, by alleviating or eliminating unemployment, blight and other unhealthy conditions and by otherwise providing public benefit and prosperity and to do or perform any of the above regardless of whether the project, the project applicant or the project user is public or private or done with a profit or not-for-profit purpose.


1967 Aug. 23, P.L. 251, No. 102, § 2.1, added 1993, Dec. 17, P.L. 490, No. 74, § 3, imd. effective.
73 P.S. § 372.1, PA ST 73 P.S. § 372.1
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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