Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Northampton Community College (NCC) to provide opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to gain entry-level skills needed for in-demand manufacturing positions. “The Lehigh Valley has a rich history of manufacturing, but as the manufacturing sector evolves to meet the demands […]
Honesdale, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Agriculture regional director Mark Critz joined Wayne County economic development leaders, business owners, and farmers to discuss the region’s challenges with broadband access and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help municipalities close the digital divide. “Every […]
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin joined the York County Economic Alliance to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will benefit York County. Secretary Davin addressed a gathering of local business leaders and community organizations to outline how addressing blight, expanding broadband access, and strengthening flood protection […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin provided the following testimony about Restore Pennsylvania to the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees. “Chairwoman Boscola, Chairman Sturla, and members of the House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees: thank you for having me here today to discuss what I feel […]
Klingerstown, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller visited Mahantongo Elementary School in the Tri-Valley School District. Collins and Miller discussed how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the bipartisan Restore […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for businesses in eight counties. The funding will assist companies at different stages, ranging from startup businesses to established companies looking to expand, and will help create and retain 324 jobs across the commonwealth. “Entrepreneurs and […]
Manufacturing Operations Flourish After Move to Pennsylvania from New Jersey Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Tyber Medical LLC, an orthopedic device manufacturer, will expand its manufacturing operation in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The project will support the combined creation and retention of 79 jobs in the area. “Tyber Medical’s expansion project […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 11 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, $3.4 million will be disbursed to 10 counties to expand the supply of decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians. “One of our most basic responsibilities in government is to help […]
Canonsburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined state legislators Timothy O’Neal, Pam Snyder, and Camera Bartolotta, as well as local government officials and community leaders in Canonsburg for a roundtable discussion about Washington County’s fight against blight. Secretary Davin discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a total of $2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to improve water quality and sewer infrastructure in Somerset and Greene Counties. “One of the biggest challenges our local governments face is how they manage their aging and inadequate infrastructure,” Governor Wolf said. “This funding […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Bridge Builders Community Foundations to get students in rural areas of Northwest Pennsylvania involved in educational summer workshops focused around manufacturing and to increase student interest in robotics. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “When we get […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the West Middlesex Area School District to provide students with the skills they need to attain family-sustaining manufacturing careers after they graduate. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “Strengthening our workforce can only happen when we look […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that WebstaurantStore, Inc., an online restaurant supply company, will construct a new fulfillment center, creating at least 400 new, full-time jobs in Columbia County. “We’re thrilled to have helped WebstaurantStore bring new jobs to Columbia County,” said Governor Wolf. “We applaud Webstaurant for continuing to invest in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the reinvestment of $5.5 million from the New PA Venture Capital Investment Program into four venture capital funds to support the growth of early-stage Pennsylvania companies. “Supporting small businesses means investing wisely in early-stage companies that just need a little bit of funding to take off,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced two new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will bring natural gas energy to households and help develop pad-ready sites for businesses to occupy and create family-sustaining jobs in Crawford and Wayne counties. […]
Pennsylvania has a reputation for visionary leaders and entrepreneurs with can-do spirit, from Benjamin Franklin and Rachel Carson to Andrew Carnegie and Cecil B. Moore. Right from the beginning, our residents were willing to work hard, develop revolutionary new ideas, and take a risk in sharing them with the world. Today’s Pennsylvania is no different […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that R.G. Coating LLC, a hot dip galvanizing company, will construct a new galvanizing facility in Lawrence County. The project is expected to create 65 manufacturing jobs at the site in Pulaski Township. “We’re proud that R.G. has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to grow the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Dollar General Corporation has established a new cold storage facility in Schuylkill County. At full capacity, the project is expected to support the creation of 100 new jobs. “Since day one, my administration has been committed to business growth and job creation. Today I’m proud to […]
Cresco, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined state Representative Maureen Madden and community members from Monroe County to highlight the need for broadband expansion statewide. They discussed the region’s lack of access to high-speed internet and expressed their support to Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardbox Packaging, Inc., a multi-national manufacturer of paper/carton-based packaging products, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first headquarters and manufacturing operation in the United States. “More companies continue to select Pennsylvania as the best place to do business in the U.S.,” Governor Wolf said. […]
Lewisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders for a walking tour of small businesses in downtown Lewisburg, Union County, as part of Small Business Week. Secretary Davin discussed Wolf Administration initiatives like the PA Business One-Stop Shop, which help promote entrepreneurship, develop a stronger workforce, […]
Berwick, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in Berwick, Columbia County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced five new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for five businesses in Berks, Cumberland, Lancaster, Somerset, and Wayne counties. The funding will assist companies at different stages, ranging from startup businesses to established companies looking to expand, and will help create and retain […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AHF Products, a manufacturer of solid and engineered hardwood flooring products, will expand its presence in Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create nearly 70 jobs at the selected Lancaster County project site. “This expansion by AHF demonstrates what so many manufacturers in Lancaster County and […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined HACE, a nonprofit community development organization, and other local and community leaders to break ground on the Casa Indiana affordable housing project in the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia. “Today we celebrate an enormous step in HACE’s efforts to […]
New Berlin, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders on a tour of blighted properties in New Berlin, Union County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak joined students and manufacturing leaders at the Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg to announce the winners of the statewide ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM) […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AirBorn, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized electronics for the aerospace industry, will expand its facility in Lake City Borough, Erie County. The project will support the creation and retention of 389 jobs in the area. “Attracting impactful manufacturing investments to the Erie region is critical for […]
Pennsylvania’s 6+ million-strong workforce of is one of our most compelling business advantages, and is one in which the state continues to make investments through dedicated programs and services. One such program, WEDnetPA, funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has helped more than 20,000 companies train more than one million Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Community College of Philadelphia to support the Pathways to Advanced Manufacturing job training program. The program will prepare participants for entry-level employment in advanced manufacturing through classroom and technical skills instruction. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $100,000 in funding for Pittsburgh Promise, which funds post-secondary scholarships for students in western Pennsylvania. “Education is the cornerstone of workforce development and, in turn, the health of the economy,” Governor Wolf said. “This grant will assist the Pittsburgh Promise in its mission to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that BrightFarms, Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder County project site. “BrightFarms’ expansion into Pennsylvania isn’t just a big […]