Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted the achievements of the Wolf Administration to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic during the opening session of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers’ (PASBDC) Growth Conference. “Small businesses are a crucial part of our economy. They are our entrepreneurs, our community-focused employers, and our friends […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced new funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program for Northampton Community College (NCC) to offer comprehensive training, through partnerships with regional manufacturers, that will provide missing essential technical and employability skills to prepare individuals for immediate, entry-level employment in manufacturing. MTTC helps bring awareness to careers and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $51,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices in four counties with classroom training that will lead to good-paying jobs through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “As we emerge from the pandemic […]
From Scranton to Philadelphia, Visit 14 Spots with a Connection to America’s First Family Harrisburg, PA – On the heels of President Biden’s infrastructure proposal announcement in Pittsburgh last week, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office is paving the way to highlight the Pennsylvania roots of America’s First Family through the self-guided road trip, Joe & Jill: […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $2.7 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for three projects that will help companies in Bucks, Franklin, and Luzerne counties expand their operations, renovate facilities, and create jobs. “Pennsylvania manufacturers drive our economy, providing critical goods, services, and jobs to consumers […]
Harrisburg, PA – On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “After being faced with an unprecedented pandemic that impacted communities across the state, this year’s […]
Telework Order Updated to be Encouraged, but not Mandated HARRISBURG, PA — As Pennsylvania continues to accelerate vaccine eligibility and availability and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Wolf Administration today said that all Pennsylvanians should take continued steps to ensure a safe workspace for employees and customers alike. “We are making tremendous progress vaccinating Pennsylvanians […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) is now accepting applications for community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. NAP promotes community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses, and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Steve D’Ettorre was joined by Ruth McClellan, director of engineering at Whirley-DrinkWorks! and Susan Hileman, COVID-19 Recovery Program (CRP) manager at the Northwest Industrial Resource Center to highlight how Governor Tom Wolf’s Back to Work PA plan would address the need for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that air filter manufacturer Filterbuy, Inc. has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to expand its operations, creating at least 120 new, full-time jobs and redeveloping an old, underutilized industrial building in Westmoreland County. “We welcome Filterbuy to southwestern Pennsylvania as it increases its regional presence, creates […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local stakeholders and representatives from CANPACK at a “topping-out” ceremony for the company’s new manufacturing facility in Lackawanna County. CANPACK is a subsidiary of Giorgio Global Holdings based in Krakow, Poland. This is CANPACK’s first facility in the United States […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today,Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that $5 million in funding is available to support communities impacted by state facility closur es. “Pennsylvania’s state facilities contribute to the economic and social well-being of our communities, and those that face closure will have measurable impacts on residents, local […]
Women are storming the entrepreneurial landscape and making it a space where others can follow. Since 1972, the number of U.S. women-owned businesses has dramatically increased from 402,000 to 12.3 million. According to American Express’s 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, between 2017 and 2018 alone, U.S. women started an average of 1,821 new businesses […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic, and Bob Starzynski, Director of Business Development for Innovation Works to highlight how Governor Tom Wolf’s Back to Work PA plan will provide much-needed funding to help cement Pennsylvania’s place as a national […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of nearly $2 million in grants through the Manufacturing PA initiative to 29 student research projects that will help advance innovation in several sectors of manufacturing, from advanced medical, to waste sustainability, to artificial intelligence. “Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry continues to grow and advance with new […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state Representative Mike Schlossberg; CEO and master distiller of This Life Forever Russell Fletcher; and Richard Hobbs, president and CEO of Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) to highlight how Governor Tom Wolf’s Back to Work PA plan will help […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding for two projects that will boost manufacturing awareness for students in Lancaster and Lehigh counties through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career program, a program that helps bring awareness to careers and opportunities within the state’s manufacturing industry and supports companies in identifying and training a skilled workforce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $2 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help companies in Bucks, Montgomery, and Westmoreland counties create and retain jobs and expand their operations. “The funding approved today will have a meaningful impact on communities on either side of the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the hospitality industry will soon be able to apply for immediate relief through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), a new grant program established by the Wolf Administration to support local businesses in the hospitality industry that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “For so […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania (JASCPA) in York County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career program, a program that helps bring awareness to careers and opportunities within the state’s manufacturing industry and supports companies in identifying and training a skilled workforce […]
Home to one 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), […]
Harrisburg, PA – While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep many of us apart, love is still in the air across the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s Holi-stay PA initiative encourages residents to plan a very special evening at home this Valentine’s Day, with activities including local carryout and wine pairings, filmed-in-PA movie marathons, and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Hall Industries, a family-owned engineering and manufacturing company with multiple locations in the commonwealth, will streamline operations in western Pennsylvania into a new facility in Mercer County, creating 57 jobs. Hall Industries will acquire the 468,000-square-foot Cooper Industrial Commons—a brownfield site in Grove City—and will renovate, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania State University Behrend in Erie County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services. The funding will allow Penn State Behrend to implement an Industry […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that $145 million in funding will be distributed to all 67 Pennsylvania counties through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program to help support the commonwealth’s hospitality industry. Funding will be provided in the form of block grants to each county based on population and will be allocated […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that BNP Paribas, a premier global bank, is expanding its presence in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company’s current Pennsylvania office, located in King of Prussia, will relocate to a larger facility in Wayne to support the increasing size of its Pennsylvania workforce. “This is a major expansion supporting […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Easton and Quakertown have officially been designated as Keystone Communities Main Streets, allowing for funding that supports targeted investment and development to address community needs. The Greater Easton Development Partnership and Quakertown Alive! will be the administering agencies responsible […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin released a statement in support of Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 budget, which prioritizes economic recovery and growth through investments in workforce development and businesses tax cuts that will position Pennsylvania for a bright economic future with a highly skilled, diverse […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that long-standing, family-owned Clemens Food Group, a vertically-integrated pork processor headquartered in Montgomery County, will expand its operations in Hatfield by building a new facility to support increased smoked meats and cooked sausage production. “Clemens Food Group is a family-owned business that has been a staple in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $5.4 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help companies in Berks, Erie and Fayette counties create and retain jobs, expand their operations, and provide business services to their communities. “It has never been more critical for Pennsylvania to invest […]
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 […]
Punxsutawney, PA – This morning, Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. For the first-ever virtual Groundhog Day celebration, visitors from all over the world tuned in to see Phil make his highly anticipated weather prognostication for the 135th time. “Groundhog Day is a beloved Pennsylvania tradition […]
Holi-Stay PA’s virtual experiences inspire all to enjoy Groundhog Day festivities safely Harrisburg, PA – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication will be presented and celebrated virtually this Tuesday, February 2, and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s Holi-stay PA. is sharing several options for viewers to participate in this iconic Pennsylvania tradition. Each year since […]
Northampton Community College Almost a year ago, we highlighted how Northampton Community College (NCC) was supporting its surrounding manufacturing industry through its Micro-credentials in Manufacturing program, where thanks to funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), anyone can access accelerated training for manufacturing industry job placement. And, almost a year ago, we […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that $2.5 million has been awarded on behalf of Magarac Ventures, LP, a Pittsburgh-based fund, which is being established to identify and ultimately invest in 15 to 20 early-stage technology companies with […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the work of innovaTel Telepsychiatry, a Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Central and Northern PA (BFTP CNP) client and nationwide telepsychiatry company owned and operated by clinicians, for making critical, remote mental health services accessible for those in need. Telepsychiatry […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for two minority-owned small businesses located in Philadelphia through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help support local business growth and job creation. “PMBDA plays a critical role in my administration’s commitment […]
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