Wilkinsburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC), local legislators, project executives, and stakeholders today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the newly renovated Wilkinsburg Train Station. “The Wilkinsburg Train Station project speaks to the deep roots this building […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Express Med Pharmaceuticals, an innovative pharmacy and pharmacy provider, will expand its existing operations in Monaca. Express Med Pharmaceuticals will invest $8 million into the expansion, retaining 34 jobs and creating nearly 700 new, full-time jobs at its Beaver County facility. Express Med Pharmaceuticals was acquired by […]
Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to investing in job training, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that a program created by his administration has awarded nearly $440,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s (GACC) Dual Apprenticeship Program. The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program, housed at the Department of Community and […]
Journey Along Picked: An Apple Trail; Baked: A Bread Trail; Chopped: A Charcuterie Trail; and Pickled: A Fermented Trail Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore today celebrated Pennsylvania’s rich food history and heritage with the launch […]
Susquehanna, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Deputy Secretary for Conservation and Technical Services Lauren Imgrund, Environmental Group Manager for the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Environmental Cleanup Program Bob Lewis, the Susquehanna Depot […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that snack manufacturer Shearer’s Foods has chosen to expand its company in Erie, creating dozens of new jobs, retaining hundreds of existing positions, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. “We in Pennsylvania know that our commonwealth is the best place to live and do […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development Carol Kilko today joined local officials for the ribbon-cutting of State Street Crossing, a new housing development made possible through targeted commonwealth investments. “Projects like the one we are celebrating today open doors for communities—turning unused facilities […]
Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today announced that it will hold its virtual Bringing the World to PA Tour September 13-24. This series of webinars and virtual presentations from around the world will help Pennsylvania companies interested in exporting their products and services learn more about export markets […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced nearly $50,000 in new funding for Zoom Drain to enhance and expand its apprenticeship training opportunities through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “This funding plays a major […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chance Aluminum Corp will open its first Pennsylvania manufacturing operation in Williamsport, Lycoming County, investing nearly $19 million into the project and creating over 100 new, family-sustaining jobs. “I am pleased to welcome Chance Aluminum to Pennsylvania and support the company’s growth as it invests into Lycoming […]
Harrisburg, PA — A recently released report by a team of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University says that Pennsylvania has the potential to create a world-class innovation economy and is primed to be a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. The report on Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy will be aided by a web dashboard wireframe, a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to three businesses, located in Bedford, Bucks, and Westmoreland counties, to help them improve their operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain new jobs. “PIDA funding provides valuable assistance to support growing businesses with […]
First office tower built in Pittsburgh since 2015 to create 160 new, family-sustaining jobs Pittsburgh, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials, project partners, and the Lower Hill District development team today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the FNB Financial Center hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The […]
Women are storming the entrepreneurial landscape and making it a space where others can follow. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of women-owned businesses climbed 21% to a total of 12.9 million. According to American Express’s 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report, between 2018 and 2019 alone, U.S. women started an average of 1,817 new […]
Lewisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver today joined the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, Lewisburg Neighborhoods, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), Union County Commissioners, Lewisburg Borough officials to tour the Bull Run Greenway restoration project at Hufnagle Park. The project was made possible with assistance from state funding programs. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development Carol Kilko joined Evolve Youth Trades Academy, the Home Builders Association of Metro Harrisburg, and local students to announce new funding for youth pre-apprenticeships in Dauphin County. “Now, more than ever, students must be equipped with […]
Pennsylvania offers many resources for minority-owned businesses to help them, along with all Pennsylvania businesses, build a bright future for themselves, their families, and their communities. To continue to see our small businesses grow, we’ve compiled a list of the go-to resources available to minority business owners across the commonwealth. Whether it’s helping them become […]
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 […]
In Pennsylvania, we recognize the contributions of our more than 300,000 women-owned businesses that call our state home. For those looking to start your own business in PA, we have put together a list of go-to resources for our female entrepreneurs. Whether it’s becoming certified as a small diverse business, applying for funding, finding business […]
McKees Rocks, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today a $2 million investment in Allegheny County to support blight remediation in McKees Rocks. Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Sen. Wayne Fontana, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, McKees Rocks Mayor Jack Muhr, McKees Rocks CDC President Taris Vrcek, and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stir Foods Lancaster, LLC, a custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings, and fresh salsas for retail, industrial, and foodservice customers, will expand its Lancaster manufacturing location, investing more than $4 million into the expansion, retaining 51 jobs and creating 100 new, full-time jobs over the next three […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that $20 million is available to help image and hair care professionals recover from the pandemic. The pandemic relief from American Rescue Plan funding was announced during a press conference in Philadelphia, where Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined House […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Technology and Entrepreneurship of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre today joined Chester County commissioners, Chester County Economic Development Council, and local stakeholders to highlight the funding provided to Chester County restaurants through […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) graduate students and advisors, Representative Mary Jo Daley, local businesses, and stakeholders today to share findings from a report created by a student team at CMU on Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy and announce the creation of a new […]
Aliquippa, PA — Continuing his commitment to creating good jobs and attracting growing industries to Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf visited Aliquippa today. The Beaver County community has received more than $11 million in state funding during the governor’s term to encourage business development that will strengthen the regional economy and benefit working families. “Over the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $1 million in funding for Delaware County Community College through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program to train over 300 individuals for high-demand occupations in welding, shipbuilding, and manufacturing. The college has worked closely with regional employers to identify what training is most in demand to meet the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $200,000 in funding for Pennsylvania State University, on behalf of Penn State New Kensington, through the governor’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to create a hands-on digital technology demonstration and learning lab at the Digital Foundry at New Kensington. “Digital technologies within the manufacturing industry continue to advance […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Old Forge, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Cafe Rinaldi in Old Forge to highlight $2.3 million in state grants awarded to Lackawanna County restaurants adversely affected by the pandemic. The governor secured $145 million for the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leading global manufacturer in design and production of high-quality delivery systems for injectable medicines, will expand and modernize its Williamsport manufacturing plant, investing over $18 million into the expansion. The company is retaining 1,100 jobs statewide and creating over 200 new, family-sustaining, […]
Harrisburg, PA –Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved two low-interest loans to businesses in Northampton and Philadelphia counties, allowing them to expand their operations and create new jobs. “PIDA loans are a critical tool that companies can use when they need help growing and expanding their operations,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, Inc., a trusted destination for pet parents and partners everywhere, is expanding its operations in Pittstown Township, Luzerne County, leasing 155,000 square feet of existing space for a pharmacy fulfillment center creating 550 new, full-time jobs. “Pennsylvania is known across the nation as one of the […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $5 million in Keystone Communities Program grant funding for 41 revitalization projects in 21 Pennsylvania counties.>/p> “The Keystone Communities Program helps Pennsylvania’s towns and cities enhance their quality of life to the benefit of residents, visitors, and businesses alike,” said Gov. Wolf. “The program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of $37,500 in new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the City of Aliquippa for an environmental site assessment in the city’s East End Redevelopment Site in Beaver County. “ISRP funding is critical for ensuring that any potentially harmful chemicals can be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority for environmental remediation at the former Railroad Rail Yard in Carbondale Township, Lackawanna County. “My administration is committed to revitalizing unused spaces and bringing them back to new, productive […]
Additional $30,000 for assessment at former printing business in Wilkes-Barre Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund for environmental remediation at the former Ashley Rail Yard in Ashley Borough, Luzerne County and for an assessment at […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and the owners of local restaurant Silantra Asian Street Kitchen to highlight the grant […]
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today unveiled Pennsylvania: Work Smart, Live Happy, to help market the state, attract and retain top talent, and assist with business attraction and development. “DCED is proud to partner with Livability to promote our love for Pennsylvania in the Work Smart, Live Happy magazine,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $14 million in Challenge grant funding has been approved for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “Our longstanding relationship with the “Bens,” as we at DCED call them, has provided for critical […]
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