Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to help four growing businesses in Berks, Lawrence, Luzerne, and Westmoreland counties. “My administration remains committed to investing in businesses that want to succeed here in Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “The PIDA loans approved today will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Re-Match, an international recycler of artificial turf fields, has chosen Luzerne County as the location of its first North American recycling facility, investing nearly $12.2 million in the project and creating approximately 40 new, full-time jobs. “Pennsylvania is known internationally for our friendly business climate and […]
Program will help Pennsylvania businesses, employees, and communities thrive Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced a new program with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will expand e-commerce opportunities for Pennsylvania small businesses and help residents buy local while shopping online. “In this new economic landscape brought […]
A total of $145 million was distributed in all 67 counties in 2021 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 5,860 businesses received funding support this year through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP), helping to protect and preserve this vital industry in Pennsylvania. “We developed the CHIRP program to provide immediate […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $1.73 million in new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements in Hermitage, Mercer County, to support the continued plant expansion of food processing manufacturer Joy Cone and the creation of 90 jobs. “This investment is helping to create […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that Pittsburgh has been chosen as the first U.S. city to host the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) in the Fall of 2022. “The mission of the GMIS and Pittsburgh’s unique ecosystem align seamlessly, and it’s an exciting honor […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 166 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $84 million in funding. “My administration has been clear about its commitment to infrastructure investments and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of three agricultural projects funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). Approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the projects in Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of over $100,000 for a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project in Mifflin County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “PIPE grants offer critical support for businesses and communities to complete construction on natural gas distribution lines into […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced 100 new project approvals today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “CFA funding for Act 13 projects provides communities throughout the commonwealth with critical support in improving recreational spaces and addressing necessary environmental and infrastructural upgrades,” said Gov. Wolf. […]
State Agencies to hold press conference at 1:30 PM today, BAYADA, 2500 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929. Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to expand home health care and address the nursing shortage, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a significant expansion of BAYADA’s Nurse Residency apprenticeship program to help adults and children who need home […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the ceremonial opening of Pratt Industries’ advanced manufacturing box plant in Carlisle, Cumberland County. The new $150 million plant employs 215 workers in full-time manufacturing jobs. “This plant is one more example of the many state-of-the-art facilities opening in Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “Pratt Industries’ investment in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of nearly $36 million to 220 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. The funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) supports nonprofits, businesses, and resident projects in distressed areas or low-income neighborhoods. “Communities from every corner of Pennsylvania will benefit from this funding – the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin issued a statement following the House Commerce Committee Hearing reaffirming the importance of Governor Tom Wolf’s recently issued executive order to protect the commonwealth’s workers, improve pay and paid sick leave. “DCED works tirelessly to make Pennsylvania a better place […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans for two businesses, located in Erie and Lebanon counties, to help expand operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain jobs. “Today’s funding is invaluable in assisting these two businesses in their next steps to […]
More than $1.7 million state investment in the expansion project Sunbury, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured the Fresh Roasted Coffee in Sunbury today and announced the state is investing more than $1.7 million to support the company’s expansion in Northumberland County, which is growing its production capacity, creating 46 new, full-time jobs and retaining […]
Indiana, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Alice Paul House staff, legislators, county commissioners, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Alice Paul House – the county’s only domestic violence shelter. “Today’s ribbon cutting celebration perfectly […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $3 million in funding through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) to Hatch BioFund GP, LLC and Rittenhouse GP III, LLC to fund early-stage technology companies in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Today’s investments are critical as we continue […]
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state, and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the weatherization assistance network. In honor of this national day, we spoke to Richard Wagner, a weatherization specialist at the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) who has […]
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated community assistance providers. Over the last 45 years, DCED has weatherized more than 543,500 homes and resolved over 151,000 heating crisis emergencies. We spoke to a long-time partner of […]
Every year, Pennsylvania celebrates National Weatherization Day on Oct. 30 and the accomplishments of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Over the last 45 years Pennsylvania’s program has helped to weatherize more than 543,500 homes and resolved over 151,000 heating crisis emergencies. WAP services focus on finding and fixing air leaks, making health and safety repairs, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $20,000 has been awarded to Cambridge-Lee Industries to train three manufacturing apprentices in industrial maintenance, including troubleshooting, repairing, and installing equipment and parts. Investing in apprenticeships and other job training programs that build a well-educate and skilled workforce is a priority for the governor. “As the commonwealth’s […]

National Weatherization Day

October 20, 2021
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state, and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the weatherization assistance network. In honor of this national day, we spoke to a longtime partner of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Larry Swanson, […]
CaptiveAire continues to grow and bring new jobs to Bedford County after state funding assisted in the opening of its first PA facility over 10 years ago Bedford, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today joined the Executive Director of the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) Brent Vernon, Bedford County […]
Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined local lawmakers, community leaders and medical professionals in North Philadelphia to highlight a new grant program that will support the efforts of community organizations conducting outreach on COVID-19 vaccines. “Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to increase, protecting our health and the health of our most vulnerable individuals […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today over $20,000 in new funding for Global/SFC Valve Inc., through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “Apprenticeship Program funding mutually benefits businesses and apprentices ready to learn, allowing Global/SFC Valve, Inc., to specifically train apprentices […]
Harrisburg, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $5.5 million has been awarded to help homeless families find housing and combat homelessness across the commonwealth. The funding is provided through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. “ESG funding has been an invaluable tool for regions across […]
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 – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $10 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding awarded for disaster cleanup and redevelopment projects in three counties after experiencing a Presidentially declared disaster. The CDBG-DR program is federally funded and provides funding for federally designated […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined BioTechnique CEO John Clapham, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Governor’s Action Team (GAT), York County Economic Alliance CEO Kevin Schreiber, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for BioTechnique’s new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. Governor Wolf supported the project, which relocated […]
Hatfield, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Clemens Food Group leaders, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Sen. Maria Collett, Rep. Steve Malagari and members of the Governor’s Action Team today to tour the construction of the company’s new facility in Montgomery County. The Wolf Administration supported the project which will expand the business operations and create […]
Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited the City of Easton to highlight millions of dollars in state investments in several economic development projects that are revitalizing formerly vacant and blighted properties. “Like many communities across Pennsylvania, the City of Easton is working hard to transform unused spaces into thriving developments. Thanks to significant […]
Swedish Manufacturer’s Expansion Keeps North American Headquarters in Allegheny County Clinton, PA – The Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Governor’s Action Team (GAT) joined Nord-Lock Group company executives, the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Allegheny Department of Economic Development at the official grand opening of the company’s new facility in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to four businesses, located in Beaver, Blair, Bucks, and Chester counties, to help expand operations, better serve their consumers, and create and retain jobs. “PIDA funding is an incredible tool for growing businesses in Pennsylvania that […]
Chesterbrook, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined BNP Paribas USA CEO Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of CIB Americas Jose Placido, company executives, and legislators today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the company’s new Chesterbrook, Chester County location. The Wolf Administration supported the project which will create 300 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Great Dane, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, will expand its existing trailer manufacturing operations in Elysburg at its Ralpho Township, Northumberland County site. Great Dane will invest over $3.5 million into the expansion, retaining over 420 jobs at the company’s additional three Pennsylvania […]
Joins with ribbon cutting for state-of-the-art cancer treatment manufacturing facility in Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Iovance Biotherapeutics leaders, Mayor Jim Kenney, local officials, patient advocacy groups, and others today for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Iovance Cell Therapy Center (iCTC) at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The new facility will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of four agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in Bedford, Lebanon, and Snyder counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding for two minority-owned businesses in Bucks and Delaware counties through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help support the businesses in growth and job creation. “This funding is so critical in supporting […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam announced today a new $5 million grant program to help grassroots organizations with encouraging vaccine-hesitant populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “Millions of Pennsylvanians have stepped up and received their COVID-19 vaccine, which is great progress, […]
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