Alleghenies Ahead, the region’s six-county Comprehensive Plan, is a collaborative effort to implement strategies that will boost the region’s ability to create and compete for jobs, attract and retain residents, and become a place with stronger and more vital communities. Guided by the principle to “plan regionally and implement locally,” Alleghenies Ahead is an effort that recognizes that no single project, issue, or entity can do this – that it requires sustained attention on multiple fronts that haven’t traditionally been connected to the problem of job creation or household attraction, such as housing, recreation, and technology. Businesses and families have countless options today, and helping them choose the Southern Alleghenies is something that every investment and policy decision in the region stands to influence. Alleghenies Ahead has been shaped by contributions from individuals throughout the region – including 75 residents serving on six county-level steering committees in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties.

If you have comments or questions on the Alleghenies Ahead Comprehensive Plan, please contact Dustin Bishop at SAP&DC via email at


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