Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for the Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology (The Academy) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to retain a full-time adult welding instructor and allow for free tuition in the Adult Certified Welding program to out-of-school youth in central Pennsylvania. “Skilled trades are an […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $5.2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding was awarded to update existing water and/or sewer systems and help improve the quality of life for residents of four communities in Bedford, Clinton, Juniata and Northumberland counties. “This CDBG funding will help […]
Bellefonte, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary Jed Kolko at Marion-Walker Elementary in Centre County today to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s $45 billion Internet for All Initiative and Pennsylvania’s readiness to manage more than $100 million in federal funds to deploy affordable, high-speed internet to Pennsylvanians. “Lack […]
Hummelstown, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the Wolf Administration’s continued investments in Pennsylvania’s communities and businesses during a walking tour of Hummelstown, Dauphin County. During the tour, Sec. Weaver spoke with the owners of several small businesses and listened to the borough’s plans to improve […]
Gov. Wolf’s industrial decarbonization efforts announced with broad bipartisan industry and stakeholder support Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania is working with energy, organized labor, and environmental stakeholders to support a path forward for industrial sector decarbonization with an emphasis on the deployment of clean hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization, and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced $179,181 in new funding for Slippery Rock University, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a student internship program at food and beverage manufacturing facilities in Allegheny, Butler, and Erie counties. “This paid internship program will give students the invaluable hands-on experience and skills they […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced $130,000 in new funding for the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a manufacturing career awareness program in multiple southeastern Pennsylvania counties where young manufacturing professionals talk to high school students about the benefits and rewards of a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), a charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to introduce students to careers in manufacturing through Summer Manufacturing Camps throughout Pennsylvania. “It is vital for Pennsylvania students to gain exposure to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $14 million in Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) tax credits for 197 early-stage technology companies across Pennsylvania. “It’s vital to support our tech entrepreneurs here at home and foster their growth,” Gov. Wolf said. “These tax credits help reduce the burden on companies as they […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments in eight counties with planning for zoning and updating of comprehensive plans. “Communities must continue to evolve as the needs of their residents change,” said Gov. Wolf. “It is important for counties, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a job training program in Chester County that will help place individuals exiting the justice system with jobs in the manufacturing industry. “I’m proud we can support this re-entry […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for Brockway Area School District through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC) to better prepare students for a career in machining or manufacturing after graduation. “Technology is an integral part of the manufacturing industry,” said Gov. Wolf. “As technology continues to advance, it is in the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised President Joe Biden for his commitment to ensure affordable high-speed internet access for millions of Americans through the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Biden Administration announced today that 20 leading internet service providers have committed to cut prices or increase speeds for millions of enrollees in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver and other DCED executives traveled across the commonwealth this week to celebrate Small Business Week by highlighting the investments made by the Wolf Administration in small businesses. “This week I had the pleasure of touring many small businesses across the commonwealth,” […]
Scranton, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver highlighted the importance of small businesses in the commonwealth and encouraged Pennsylvanians to support their favorite local shops during Small Business Week in Pennsylvania. The celebration is taking place May 1-7, 2022, as proclaimed by Governor Tom Wolf. “Small Business […]
Wolf Administration to hold press conference and tour at 1:00 PM today, SupplyOne Pittsburgh, 2160 North Main Street, Washington, PA 15301 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for Arc Human Services, Inc. through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to support a job training program in Washington County that will help […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Michael Hanna, Jr., highlighted the importance of small businesses in the commonwealth and noted the support the Wolf Administration has provided them during a tour of downtown Erie today. “Pennsylvania is home to more than 1 million small businesses that employ […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nine new low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support business growth in Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Erie, Fayette, and Lancaster counties that will help create and retain more than 375 total jobs. “The PIDA loans approved today provide the support needed […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc., a producer of unfinished hardwood wide plank flooring, cabinet moldings and components, is opening its first manufacturing operation in Pennsylvania and will create 100 new jobs in Clarion County. “I am very pleased that Lewis Lumber has selected Pennsylvania as the […]
Gov. Wolf has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022, as “National Travel and Tourism and Small Business Week” in Pennsylvania Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Marketing, Tourism, & Film Carrie Fischer Lepore and Deputy Secretary of the Office of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre highlighted the importance of […]
Gov. Wolf has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022 as “Small Business Week” in Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver was joined by Small Business Development Center (SBDC) officials and local business owners at Love City Brewing to highlight the resources available to small business owners to […]
Gov. Wolf has proclaimed May 1-7, 2022, as “Small Business Week” in Pennsylvania Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver highlighted the importance of small businesses in the commonwealth and encouraged Pennsylvanians to support their favorite local shops during Small Business Week in Pennsylvania. The celebration is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted his legacy of support for Pennsylvania’s small businesses and encouraged Pennsylvanians to support the small businesses we all rely on every day, as they’re critical to supporting the local workforce and economy. “Pennsylvania’s small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities, and we must do everything we […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that $2.5 million has been awarded on behalf of 3 Points Rising Ventures Equity I, LP, a Pittsburgh-based fund that will target investments of up to $2 million in up to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Country View Family Farms, LLC has selected Pennsylvania for its more than $47.3 million feed mill expansion project that will create at least 51 new good-paying jobs in Union County. “Pennsylvania successfully competed against other states for this expansion – a project that will have a […]
Home to 1.1 million small businesses employing 2.5 million individuals, Pennsylvania’s entrepreneurs and innovators play a huge role in their communities. From extraordinary chocolates made by extraordinary people to responsible fabric, PA’s small businesses have become champions for their local neighborhoods and the greater good. At the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), […]
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 […]
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 […]
Grants provided to seven organizations will expand Juneteenth celebrations HARRISBURG, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration joined the nonprofit Voices Underground in announcing the seven recipients of the Journeying Toward Freedom grants through the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, which will support Juneteenth celebrations across the commonwealth in 2022. “Juneteenth is an especially important holiday because it […]
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 […]
“Bill’s House” to provide housing options for homeless or low-income individuals and families in need in Columbia County Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined local and community leaders in Bloomsburg to help cut the ribbon on “Bill’s House,” a new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver announced today the approval of $96,006 through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Clarion County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to conduct an environmental assessment at a former glass plant in Clarion Township. “Funding from the Industrial Sites Reuse Program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding for the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC), through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program (MTTC), to fund phase two of its innovative Advanced Manufacturing and Programming Education (AMPED) program that blends career and technical education in a school setting with internships in a live […]
Every day we celebrate the brave military personnel who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Pennsylvania recognizes the valuable contributions from our strong veteran workforce and the overall veteran community. Ranking fifth in the country with more than 95K veteran-owned businesses, we want to continue to see that number grow. In support of […]
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 […]
Wolf Administration to hold press conference at 10:30 AM today, 11178 Route 220, Dushore, PA 18614 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that UnityLab will create 63 new jobs and relocate its New England-based headquarters to Pennsylvania with the acquisition of manufacturing company Hoffman-New Yorker Inc. in Dushore, Sullivan County. “This project will […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Neil Weaver today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “It’s an honor to recognize all of these local officials, governments and organizations for […]
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