Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to assist dairy producers and expand agriculture options for 51 agriculture projects throughout the commonwealth. “My administration is committed to supporting Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, investing in projects that will help dairy producers capture new opportunities and projects that will support the future of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Venture Capital Investment Program project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will invest primarily in lower middle-market manufacturing and business service companies. “Venture capital investments not only help support businesses across Pennsylvania, but support the creation […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced four new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will install and extend natural gas pipeline service to households and businesses in Chester, Monroe, and Northampton counties. “Pennsylvania has an abundance of natural gas resources available, and the […]
Pittston, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured Cardbox Packaging’s first United States facility in Luzerne County, highlighting the new job creation made possible through the manufacturer’s partnership with the commonwealth. “As the home to one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country, we’re excited […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gecko Robotics, Inc., a developer and operator of robots used in automated infrastructure inspections, has been approved for new state funding to expand operations at its Pittsburgh facility. “Companies like Gecko Robotics are using innovation to improve business practices, create more efficient processes, and protect workers,” […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local leaders and lawmakers, the State College Spikes, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County to show support for the State College Spikes through the #SaveOurSpikes campaign. The State College […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) was approved for $110,000 in Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career funding to nearly double the number of teams in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties participating in the educational competition, ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM). “More and more students have a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $200,000 in new funding for Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) apprenticeship program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “This funding will enable Bucks County Community College to offer fully-encompassed training to individuals looking for good-paying […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Joy Cone, a food processing manufacturer in Mercer County, will expand its cookie manufacturing operations to meet increasing market demand for cookie and wafer products. The expansion is Joy Cone’s second significant capital investment in the region in less than three years and will support the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting. “My administration is […]
Second Lady Gisele Fetterman Announces Statewide Census Tour Harrisburg, PA – Today, officials from the Wolf Administration including Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, representatives from the Department of Community of Economic Development (DCED), and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined state officials, stakeholders, and others at a Capitol rally to urge Pennsylvanians to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment, provide early intervention and adult care services to Pennsylvanians, create a new Commercial Driver License certification center, and support the creation of new full-time jobs […]
Licorne. Enhörning. Jednorożec. Unicorn. It’s a term used in the venture capital industry to describe a privately held startup company valued at $1 billion or more. Pennsylvania’s own Duolingo recently reached unicorn status after a $30 million investment from CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, making it Pittsburgh’s first venture capital-funded tech start-up company to […]
Pennsylvania proudly holds top rankings in dairy, produce, and livestock production, as well as high employment concentrations in food manufacturing. As we celebrate the 2020 PA Farm Show, there’s no better time to highlight one of the agribusiness sectors that we do best: snack foods. Since the founding of Pennsylvania, agribusiness has been a central […]
In 2015, Penn State University President Eric Barron launched the Invent Penn State (IPS) program, an initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. With the goal of leveraging Penn State’s research, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit, IPS currently helps fund 21 Innovation Hubs — which are free to the community — at […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water and improve sewage in communities in Bedford, Jefferson, Juniata, and Somerset counties. “This funding is a way to invest in our communities and their revitalization […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $5 million in new funding to support 42 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “These projects will better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians through infrastructure, beautification, and quality of life improvements in cities and towns across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “These […]
The thought of launching a business can be daunting — it requires grit, motivation, and determination to turn an idea into a living, breathing, sustainable business. However, we’re here to help you finally take the plunge and develop that business concept you’ve been considering with the assistance of the PA Business One Stop Shop, which […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers JAC Local Unit 14. (IAHFIAW), whose training center is dedicated to building professionals with expertise, character, and a sense of teamwork. The funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding […]
Sharon, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state and local officials, community members, and stakeholders today to highlight the Wolf Administration’s approval of new funding to rehabilitating blighted areas in Mercer County. Through the project, $55,000 in funding will be awarded to the Community Action Partnership […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services. “HFI Nazareth Prep already offers an impressive curriculum introducing […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $4.75 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 17 community revitalization projects […]
McKeesport, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Senator Jim Brewster and McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko today to announce a new six-year redevelopment strategy approved for the city through DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). “The Neighborhood Assistance funding will not only help to improve McKeesport but also […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers (IRC) to provide technical assistance to manufacturers to keep them up to speed with changing markets, new technologies, and competitiveness within the industry. “Since taking office, the Wolf Administration has invested […]
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 […]