10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading advocate in Pennsylvania for responsible and efficient land use.
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide voice for great places to live and work. We work with citizens, organizations and public officials to create land use, infrastructure and governance policies and practices that protect our resources and strengthen our economy.
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania envisions a Commonwealth in which its citizens have a great variety of high quality places in which to live and work; where natural resources are respected and used wisely; where the infrastructure is strong, safe and supports sensible development; where the built environment is planned for maximum convenience, attractiveness, sustainability and economic competitiveness; where governments work together to allocate and share resources and deliver public services effectively, equitably and efficiently; where residents value their communities, find opportunity, and share the benefits of Pennsylvania's commitment to competitiveness through strategic investment and sustainable growth.
10,000 Friends is a results-driven organization, pursuing four major goals:
- A more prosperous, competitive and sustainable economy
- A state government that adopts policies that support sound planning, strategic investment, resource conservation and sensible growth
- Local governments that embrace sound planning, balanced development and efficient and effective service delivery
- Making Pennsylvania the place of choice to live and work
We are a balanced and bipartisan, pro-growth and pro-environment organization pledged to collaboration among Pennsylvania’s leaders. Our work is fact-based, positive and constructive for a better Pennsylvania.