Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for MANTEC, a manufacturing consulting firm in York County, to support an eight-week career readiness program that will address the needs of manufacturers in southcentral Pennsylvania and create a job-ready workforce in the greater York County area. The grant will come from […]
Clarion, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials for a tour of broadband infrastructure in Clarion County. Collins and Weaver highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lulus, a digitally-native apparel brand for women, will expand into Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create more than 450 jobs at the selected Northampton County project site. “The Lehigh Valley has become one of the fastest-growing e-commerce hubs within the United States,” said Governor Wolf. […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf addressed thousands of local officials at the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Annual Education Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit townships and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. The massive rebuilding plan funded through a commonsense severance tax will address townships’ needs through funding vital, local infrastructural projects. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Makin Metal Powders Ltd., a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of metal powders, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first manufacturing operation in the United States. The project will create nearly 40 manufacturing jobs at the selected site in Clearfield County. “Pennsylvania has a rich history […]
Women are storming the entrepreneurial landscape and making it a space where others can follow. Since 1972, the number of U.S. women-owned businesses has dramatically increased from 402,000 to 12.3 million. According to American Express’s 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, between 2017 and 2018 alone, U.S. women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day.
Allentown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured the Hiram Dodd Elementary School in Allentown today to see first-hand the progress in removing lead paint in classrooms which can cause health problems. The governor outlined how Restore Pennsylvania, the most aggressive infrastructure proposal in generations, would help schools to address lead and other contaminants. “Pennsylvania has […]
New Oxford, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined Department of Health Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Dylan Ferguson at Adams Regional Emergency Medical Service, Inc. (AREMS) in New Oxford. The officials discussed how lack of broadband access prevents AREMS from adopting the latest technology […]
In 2013, Onex — a western PA-based, family-owned manufacturer that specializes in industrial furnace production and maintenance — was in trouble. The company, which had been operating in Pennsylvania for more than fifty years, needed a major turnaround to stay in business. Ashleigh Walters was asked to take on the formidable task of becoming the […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “With all the attention paid to federal and state politics, it’s easy to overlook that […]
Mill Creek, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined the Rural Broadband Cooperative and local officials for the raising of a new broadband tower on Stone Mountain in Mill Creek, Huntingdon County. Collins highlighted how Restore Pennsylvania will aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs and bring high-speed […]
South Fayette, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined students and school officials for the groundbreaking of the Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JA) BizTown in South Fayette township. “The Pittsburgh region is one of the fastest growing markets nationally,” Secretary Davin said. “The Wolf Administration is committed […]
Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello and Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined local government officials, and business and community leaders for a roundtable discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight and the efforts to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Blair County and Commercial Flooring Professionals in Cumberland County. The funding will enable the expansion of both companies and help create and retain more than 115 jobs. “This is […]
Connellsville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Rick Vilello joined Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln and other Fayette County leaders for an open discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Discussions like this are important because the more […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, marking one year out from the April 1, 2020 Census Day, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs Rick Vilello was joined by members of the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission and other cabinet officials to highlight the importance of an accurate and complete census […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for Lackawanna College to support the Core Manufacturing Skills Certificate Program, an innovative accelerated training program to create a job-ready manufacturing workforce throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “Creating pathways from job training to career […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Clearly Clean Products, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, will expand its presence in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create more than 125 jobs in the region. “Clearly Clean’s expansion in Schuylkill County is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of 10 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will develop pad-ready sites for businesses to occupy and expand natural gas access across Pennsylvania. The approved projects, totaling more than $53 million in grants and loans, will increase Pennsylvania’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for projects that will remove contamination of harmful perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the Warminster/Horsham and Warrington areas in Bucks County. “Access to safe drinking water is one of the fundamental rights of every Pennsylvanian,” Governor Wolf said. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $8 million in grants and low-interest loans to support Pennsylvania’s farms, including $5 million in grants awarded through the new Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program. “We created the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program last year with one purpose: to help Pennsylvania’s dairy farmers,” Governor […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced 106 new project approvals through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). The projects will improve Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensure safer, more reliable transportation for residents and businesses. The projects total $54.7 million in funding. “Infrastructure is one of the most crucial components of Pennsylvania’s economic well-being,” Governor […]
Pen Argyl, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and other local leaders for a tour of several blighted properties in Pen Argyl and Bangor boroughs. The tour included a discussion about the region’s fight against blight and how the bipartisan […]
Sue Miller and her family run Birchrun Hills Farm, a first-generation, family-owned dairy farm in the highlands of Birchrunville in southeast Pennsylvania. While contemplating how she would make the farm sustainable into the future, she decided to embark on a new venture and begin making cheese with high-quality milk from her cows. With help from […]
Danville, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined DRIVE executive director Jennifer Wakeman and other local leaders from around Montour County for a walking tour of areas of Danville affected by lack of high-speed internet access. During the tour, they discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will […]
Laporte, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins joined teachers, local officials, community leaders and entrepreneurs from around Sullivan County for a roundtable discussion about the region’s lack of access to high-speed internet. Attendees also discussed how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities close the digital divide. […]
Lewistown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could help Mifflin County eradicate blight. “The blight issues that communities like Lewistown are facing must be fixed now,” Secretary Davin said. “And the only way to do that is […]
Saint Marys, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko and Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani discussed the Governor Wolf’s Statewide Workforce, Education, and Accountability Program (SWEAP) proposal and encouraged students to pursue manufacturing careers while touring Saint Marys Area […]
Gettysburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin announced the designation of Gettysburg as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve quality of life for residents. “This designation is an important step for the future of Gettysburg’s […]
As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’d like to recognize the contributions of the more than 300,000 women-owned businesses in Pennsylvania with a list of go-to resources for female entrepreneurs. Whether it’s becoming certified as a small diverse business, applying for funding, finding business mentors, or contracting with government agencies, Pennsylvania can help its women-owned […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $1 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative. The 17 projects receiving the funding will spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector. “The manufacturing climate is changing faster than ever before,” Governor Wolf said. “In order to remain competitive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced four new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program. The loans will enable the expansion of two small Lancaster County businesses and a campground business in Armstrong County to expand. They will also support the purchase of a leased industrial building in Bucks […]
As part of the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) mission to grow and sustain business development across the commonwealth, it offers various funding programs. One such program, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs, and for the […]
Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing Carol Kilko encouraged students to pursue careers in manufacturing at the ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ Berks Schuylkill awards ceremony. “Pennsylvania has always been a pioneer in the manufacturing industry,” Kilko said. “And that’s why we continue supporting this […]
Norristown, 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 Norristown, Montgomery County. The tour included a discussion about the region’s challenges in its fight against blight. They also discussed how the […]
North East, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials and community leaders to discuss Erie’s challenges in its fight against blight, and how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure proposal could help the region eliminate blight. “Municipalities in Erie County have assets that could position the region […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the development of a mobile game that will help individuals land jobs in the manufacturing sector. The grant will be provided to Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center that supports the growth of small manufacturers in western Pennsylvania. Catalyst Connection […]