PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Pennsylvania has 3 Major Ports and Access to Markets
Pennsylvania contributes its far-reaching infrastructure in its robust port system, composed of the Ports of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Erie, each contributing unique advantages both to in-state and global companies. The state ranks 9th in the country for volume of goods moved through its ports with over 100 million tons of goods. These three ports provide an economic benefit of nearly $50 billion to Pennsylvania.
Port of Philadelphia: Strategic Location
Known throughout the world as a leading handler of both refrigerated and frozen cargos
2015- Passed the 1 million ton mark in the handling and distribution of forest products
Achieved six consecutive years of sustained cargo growth
Among the top 16 container ports in the USA, handling 427,630 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2015