Harrisburg, PA –  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a space robotics company whose mission is to make outer space accessible to the world, will relocate its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, creating 95 jobs and maintaining 20 jobs. “With products developed in Pittsburgh launching to the moon, companies like Astrobotic show […]
Somerset, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook visited Baer Brothers Maple Camp in Somerset County to hear how broadband limitations are affecting Pennsylvania farmers and how Restore Pennsylvania could help. Many farmers throughout the commonwealth rely on internet […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin attended a ribbon cutting celebration for the official opening of Tyber Medical’s 35,000 square foot expansion facility, which will bring 44 new, full-time positions to Lehigh County. Secretary Davin was joined by Tyber employees, Tyber CEO and President Jeff Tyber, and […]
Philadelphia, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today visited Philabundance to celebrate the recent approval of $1.8 million in funding to promote food donations from grocery stores, produce markets, and other food industry donors. “When people are hungry—when they’re making the impossible choice between keeping the lights on or […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support the expansion of a manufacturer, renovations of a multi-tenant property, and creation of a daycare facility for 150 local families. This year, PIDA approved $51,282,328 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $101,521,536 […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured Axalta Coating Systems, LLC, a global developer and supplier of coatings and application tools, to tour its research and development facility, Global Innovation Center. In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Axalta would establish that facility at the Philadelphia Navy […]
Washington, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited the Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) to announce that is has been approved for a $104,500 Neighborhood Assistance Program grant to enhance its energy saving efforts. “This grant will pay dividends moving forward for both the food bank and […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins spoke at the 2019 Fall Conference for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), discussing how lack of broadband access negatively affects Pennsylvania’s rural areas, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access and close the digital divide in the commonwealth. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of 12 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “The first step in ensuring the continued growth and success of a community is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the cost of necessary classroom training for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) apprentices in Allegheny and Butler counties. The funding, granted to Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, Inc., A-Air Company, Inc., and Techpro Building Services, will support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the designation of Oil City as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve the quality of life for residents. “We are excited about the designation of Oil City as a […]
Pennsylvania is a state of small businesses, with our one million small businesses forming the bulk (more than 99%!) of our business economy. How have so many small businesses found success here? There are a variety of factors, but it’s largely a combination of our welcoming communities, flourishing main streets, state support and assistance, robust […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the success of Pennsylvania’s food manufacturing industry at the opening of Stuffed Puffs, a confectionary food processor in Northampton County. The project, announced by Governor Tom Wolf last week, will support the creation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $26.5 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 141 new projects 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 nearly $79.3 million in funding. “Supporting Pennsylvania’s infrastructure supports our communities and our economy,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), to extend high-pressure gas lines to redevelop the North Station Transit neighborhood in the City of Philadelphia. “The PIPE program helps create jobs, lower energy bills, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the approval of an agriculture project through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will use a $400,000 First Industries Fund (FIF) loan to purchase a 103-acre dairy farm in Blair County. “Pennsylvania’s dairy industry has faced its share of challenges over […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stuffed Puffs, a food processer, will grow its manufacturing operations with its expansion to a 150,000-square-foot building in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The project will support the creation of 134 new, full-time jobs in the commonwealth. “Food processing is one of Pennsylvania’s most robust and vibrant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Forms + Surfaces, Inc., a manufacturer of architectural products, will expand its operations in Allegheny County, supporting the combined creation and retention of 346 full-time jobs. The company has pledged to invest $15.65 million into the project, and has committed to create at least 115 new, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for four businesses in four counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain hundreds of jobs across the commonwealth. “Our investments in these business expansion projects […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA). This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that opening a business in Pennsylvania just became easier with the creation of PA Business One-Stop Shop Registration Checklist. This tool will help small business owners and entrepreneurs more easily access necessary licenses, permits, forms, and contact information personalized for the needs of their company in just […]
No tricks here, this October’s investments prove that business is BOO-ming in Pennsylvania! From one corner of the commonwealth to another, projects ranging in size and scope received assistance from the Wolf Administration totaling more than $26 million. Thirty-five projects in 22 counties have benefitted from investments in infrastructure, business expansion, broadband initiatives and site […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) for Pittston to assess a former industrial site in Luzerne County. “Communities across the commonwealth continue to invest in neighborhoods that will promote a sense of community while preserving public health and safety,” said Gov. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Hermance Machine Company, a family-owned and operated manufacturer and distributor specializing in woodworking and wood product manufacturing equipment in Williamsport, Lycoming County, will expand, supporting the combined retention and creation of 57 full-time jobs in the area. “I am pleased that Hermance Machine Company has decided to […]
This Oct. 30, Pennsylvania is celebrating National Weatherization Day and the accomplishments of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Over the last 43 years Pennsylvania’s program has helped to weatherize more than 540,500 homes and resolved over 137,000 heating crisis emergencies. WAP services focus on finding and fixing air leaks, making health and safety repairs, reducing […]
Westover, 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 Harmony Area School District in Clearfield County to discuss how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help […]
Imperial, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Regional Director of Operations for Amazon Robert Long, CEO of Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Stefani Pashman, and state and local officials at the opening of its new fulfillment center in Findlay Township. Amazon has committed to investing more than […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new projects funded by the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Lehigh, and York counties to prepare them for use as parks, and business and residential properties. “Refurbishing an old property for the benefit of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County (EPACC) to assess the former Consolidated Rail Corp. property in the City of Meadville, Crawford County. “Repurposing this property is […]
Wilkinsburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Director for Local Government Services Kim Bracey joined local officials and community members to tour blighted properties in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County and discuss how the governor’s bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania will help municipalities eradicate blight. “Blighted neighborhoods like the Wilkinsburg Business District serve as […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders to celebrate the dedication of D&H Distributing’s new location in Dauphin County. “It is great to see a company that started here in Pennsylvania continue to expand in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Davin. This new facility will benefit […]
Milton, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Custom Container Solutions (CCS), a manufacturer of steel containers, will expand its operations to a new flagship location in Northumberland County. The project will support the combined retention and creation of 96 jobs in the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania has a long, rich history in steel manufacturing, and […]
Allentown, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf celebrated the arrival of payroll-processing company ADP LLC in downtown Allentown as a symbol of the economic renaissance of Pennsylvania’s cities along with Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin, state and local officials and company representatives. “Allentown is in the midst of a reinvention […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for eight businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain thousands of jobs across the commonwealth. “By making continued investments in projects across […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to perform an environmental assessment of the former Times Leader Building in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. The city plans to renovate the 47,000-square-foot building for use by the students, faculty, and administration of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Evans Delivery Company (EDC), an over-the-road trucking company and broker, will expand its operations in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, creating 65 new jobs and maintaining 321 existing employees. “EDC made a commitment to revitalize Schuylkill Haven almost two decades ago, and the company has been dedicated […]