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 […]
Port Allegany, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins spoke to attendees at the 106th Annual County Convention in Port Allegany, McKean County, discussing how lack of broadband access negatively affects the region and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access and close the digital divide in the […]
Frackville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined officials from Clearly Clean, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, and local leaders to break ground on a new expansion project in Frackville, Schuylkill County. “We in the Wolf Administration are proud to stand behind […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, will expand its manufacturing operation in Monroe County. The project will help create at least 70 full-time jobs in the area. “We welcome All Weather Insulated Panels to Pennsylvania and, specifically, to Monroe County,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. This funding comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the […]
Pennsylvania’s craft beer industry is bubbling with activity! In 2011, 88 craft breweries called the Keystone State home. Today, more than 350 have set down roots in urban, rural, and suburban communities across the commonwealth. We’re proud of our top rank as the leading craft beer producing state in the country, with 3.7 million barrels […]
The federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program spurs economic development and job creation in low-income communities by offering tax incentives for investment into designated distressed census tracts. In 2018, Pennsylvania nominated 300 census tracts for QOZ designation based on their distressed economic status, recommendations from local partners, and the likelihood of private-sector investment in those […]
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) grant to perform an environmental assessment at Pollock Park on the former Mayer Pollock Steel Company site in Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County. The borough plans to remediate the […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced that a $1.5 million Manufacturing PA grant has been awarded to the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC)—a center that will create a manufacturing-based revolution by enhancing traditional fibers, yarns, and textiles into highly sophisticated integrated systems and networked devices. DCED Executive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements to the city of St. Marys in Elk County. “High volume roads create headaches for travelers, commuters, and businesses alike by slowing down commerce and impacting public safety,” said Sec. Davin. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of Electrical Apprenticeship Corporation’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), which is working to fill the steadily growing need for electricians in construction. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “This administration has been steadfast […]
Harrisburg, PA – As a number of large employers are planning to expand their operations in the near future, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements in Scott Township. “A rise of business expansion sometimes comes coupled with the need for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Seokoh, Inc., a manufacturer of cosmetics and personal care products, will expand its operations in Scott Township, Lackawanna County and support the creation of 280 new jobs. “Pennsylvania is fourth in the nation in the manufacturing of toiletry products, and Seokoh’s expansion in Lackawanna County is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Iron Worker Apprenticeship Workforce Expansion Project, a program proposed by the Ironworkers Joint Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Fund to provide opportunities for young men and woman to begin careers as ironworkers. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined officials from Air Products, a provider of industrial gases, for the groundbreaking of the company’s new global headquarters in the Lehigh Valley. “We want the commonwealth to be a place where Pennsylvania-based businesses can continue to grow and […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 12 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, more than $4.7 million in funding will be disbursed to communities in 10 counties to expand the supply of safe, accessible, decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians. “Since its inception, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 151 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “It’s important to take a holistic approach to investing in our communities, recognizing that there are intrinsic links between environmental […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced three new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will bring natural gas energy to households, schools, and businesses in Bradford, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties. Combined, the projects will also support the creation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of five projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will assist with the construction of new, energy efficient buildings in Lancaster and Beaver counties, and will create or expand agriculture operations. The approved projects, totaling $7.5 million in grants and loans, were funded through […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that airline provider Allegiant Travel Company has been approved for state funding to expand its presence at the Lehigh Valley Airport in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, by establishing a base, creating 50 new full-time jobs. “This project is good news for Allegiant and the Lehigh Valley Airport, […]
Community and Economic Development, Agriculture Secretaries to be “Brewer for a Day” Harrisburg, PA – To honor Pennsylvania’s thriving craft beer industry this month, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin and Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding are serving as “Brewers for a Day” at two homegrown breweries. “The addition of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for six businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and equipment. The funding will help create and retain 184 jobs across the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania has a strong, diverse […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that That’s How We Roll, LLC, a baked dessert snacks manufacturer, will expand its operations to York County, creating 50 new jobs. The company, currently based in northern New Jersey, has outgrown its current facility and will expand its operations to Springettsbury Township. “Pennsylvania is known across […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of new apprenticeship grants to Elsner Engineering Works, KLK Welding, and Utz Quality Foods in Hanover to fill the need of skilled workers for manufacturing positions that require specialized knowledge. The grant, awarded to Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, builds on the governor’s commitment to expanding […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. (Crown), a manufacturer of metal food, beverage, and aerosol containers, will expand its manufacturing operation in Hanover Borough, York County. The project will support the combined creation and retention of 92 jobs in the area. “The expansion of Crown Cork […]
New Freedom, 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 downtown New Freedom Borough to discuss its challenges and efforts to encourage economic development in the region. They also discussed how the Restore Pennsylvania […]
Coudersport, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins was joined by members of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative to visit business owners in Potter County. Collins discussed with the business owners how lack of broadband access negatively affects the region and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access […]