Secretary Davin Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour, Outlining Governor Wolf’s Job Creation Initiatives at Klinge Corporation in York
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin continued the Wolf Administration’s ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Klinge Corporation, an internationally distinguished provider of transport refrigeration equipment.
“Pennsylvania’s manufacturing legacy spans centuries and continues to bolster our economy, with more than 560,000 employees and 20,000 employers supporting an $85 billion manufacturing industry in our commonwealth,” said Secretary Davin. “Klinge Corporation is an important partner in displaying Pennsylvania’s manufacturing capabilities internationally.”
Klinge Corporation received a $3,500 Pennsylvania Global Access Program (GAP) award in 2016 to support the company’s presence at an international trade show. Funded in part through an agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, GAP is administered through DCED’s Office of International Business Development and awards qualifying Pennsylvania companies up to $3,500 each year to support specific export promotion activities. Currently 85 percent of Klinge Corporation’s business is international.
Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development, and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.
Joined by Klinge Corporation leadership, Davin outlined initiatives in Governor Wolf’s budget that encourages job creation by:
- Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.
- Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.
- Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.
- Cutting through red tape by establishing a one-stop shop at the Department of Community and Economic Development for the business community to interact with for centralized licensing processes and information on services the commonwealth provides to help them grow.
Find out more about Governor Wolf’s commitment to growing Pennsylvania’s economy.
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