There may be some misconceptions about the manufacturing industry – and Northampton Community College (NCC) is doing something about it. For many people, and for a variety of reasons, traditional higher education just isn’t in their plans—whether it’s a matter of cost or being eager to jump right into the workforce. Regardless, most people seek […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin toured Northampton Community College’s (NCC) Micro-credentials in Manufacturing training lab with NCC President Mark Erickson, NCC Vice President Dave Ruth, partner representatives from Reeb Millwork, school officials, and met with students currently in training. “We are fortunate to see firsthand the impressive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $147,616 in new funding for Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center’s (SCCTC) Welding Manufacturing Workforce Training program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “This funding will ensure that there are opportunities for both younger students […]
Harrisburg, PA – Second Lady of Pennsylvania Gisele Fetterman today announced the dates and locations of her statewide tour to promote the 2020 Census. The below tour stops are open to the public unless otherwise noted and the Second Lady will be joined by local Census officials to discuss the importance of participating in the […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and representatives from ACHIEVEability on a tour of a block of blighted residential and commercial properties and uninhabited areas in Haddington, West Philadelphia, to discuss how Governor Tom Wolf’s bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes (KML) Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund to assist in apprenticeship training at its three Pennsylvania training centers in Allegheny, Blair, and Lebanon counties. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding job training-related opportunities […]
York, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials and York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) President and CEO Kevin Schreiber on a walking tour of York to highlight the city’s revitalization made possible through support from the commonwealth. “Economic impact and community […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to increase apprentice instructor training opportunities by partnering with Plumbers Local Union 27 (PLU 27) in Allegheny County. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to increasing job training opportunities throughout Pennsylvania. “Our support of the PLU 27’s apprenticeship program will help […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to help five business expansions and create new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “Access to low-interest capital is critical for small business growth,” said Gov. Wolf. “The commonwealth’s partnership will provide the affordable capital needed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Bala Cynwyd-based firm Osage Venture Partners was approved for $2.5 million in funding to support early-stage technology companies across the commonwealth. The funding was approved at a recent Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) board meeting. “Pennsylvania is emerging […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to clean up former industrial sites in Blair and Erie counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “The benefits are two-fold – not only will harmful chemicals be removed from these properties, but the elimination of blight will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that United Parcel Service (UPS), the world’s largest package delivery company and a provider of supply chain management solutions, will expand its operations in the commonwealth, supporting the creation of 1,721 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 6,458 full-time jobs. “With a foundation of longevity and […]
Charleroi, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello highlighted two community development projects recently approved for funding in Washington County. Announced by Governor Tom Wolf in November, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) funding will help Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) with the development […]
Brownsville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Sheri Collins visited the Brownsville Free Public Library to celebrate the expansion of its building to offer students and the community a space to gather and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding to assist dairy producers and expand agriculture options for 51 agriculture projects throughout the commonwealth. “My administration is committed to supporting Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry, investing in projects that will help dairy producers capture new opportunities and projects that will support the future of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Venture Capital Investment Program project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will invest primarily in lower middle-market manufacturing and business service companies. “Venture capital investments not only help support businesses across Pennsylvania, but support the creation […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced four new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will install and extend natural gas pipeline service to households and businesses in Chester, Monroe, and Northampton counties. “Pennsylvania has an abundance of natural gas resources available, and the […]
Pittston, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured Cardbox Packaging’s first United States facility in Luzerne County, highlighting the new job creation made possible through the manufacturer’s partnership with the commonwealth. “As the home to one of the largest manufacturing industries in the country, we’re excited […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gecko Robotics, Inc., a developer and operator of robots used in automated infrastructure inspections, has been approved for new state funding to expand operations at its Pittsburgh facility. “Companies like Gecko Robotics are using innovation to improve business practices, create more efficient processes, and protect workers,” […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local leaders and lawmakers, the State College Spikes, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau, and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County to show support for the State College Spikes through the #SaveOurSpikes campaign. The State College […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) was approved for $110,000 in Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career funding to nearly double the number of teams in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties participating in the educational competition, ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ (WSCM). “More and more students have a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $200,000 in new funding for Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) apprenticeship program. The funding will build on the governor’s commitment to expanding job training opportunities in Pennsylvania. “This funding will enable Bucks County Community College to offer fully-encompassed training to individuals looking for good-paying […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Joy Cone, a food processing manufacturer in Mercer County, will expand its cookie manufacturing operations to meet increasing market demand for cookie and wafer products. The expansion is Joy Cone’s second significant capital investment in the region in less than three years and will support the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting. “My administration is […]
Second Lady Gisele Fetterman Announces Statewide Census Tour Harrisburg, PA – Today, officials from the Wolf Administration including Second Lady Gisele Fetterman, representatives from the Department of Community of Economic Development (DCED), and Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined state officials, stakeholders, and others at a Capitol rally to urge Pennsylvanians to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment, provide early intervention and adult care services to Pennsylvanians, create a new Commercial Driver License certification center, and support the creation of new full-time jobs […]
Licorne. Enhörning. Jednorożec. Unicorn. It’s a term used in the venture capital industry to describe a privately held startup company valued at $1 billion or more. Pennsylvania’s own Duolingo recently reached unicorn status after a $30 million investment from CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, making it Pittsburgh’s first venture capital-funded tech start-up company to […]
Pennsylvania proudly holds top rankings in dairy, produce, and livestock production, as well as high employment concentrations in food manufacturing. As we celebrate the 2020 PA Farm Show, there’s no better time to highlight one of the agribusiness sectors that we do best: snack foods. Since the founding of Pennsylvania, agribusiness has been a central […]
In 2015, Penn State University President Eric Barron launched the Invent Penn State (IPS) program, an initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success. With the goal of leveraging Penn State’s research, knowledge, and entrepreneurial spirit, IPS currently helps fund 21 Innovation Hubs — which are free to the community — at […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $2 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) funding to provide clean water and improve sewage in communities in Bedford, Jefferson, Juniata, and Somerset counties. “This funding is a way to invest in our communities and their revitalization […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $5 million in new funding to support 42 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “These projects will better the lives of thousands of Pennsylvanians through infrastructure, beautification, and quality of life improvements in cities and towns across Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “These […]
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 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers JAC Local Unit 14. (IAHFIAW), whose training center is dedicated to building professionals with expertise, character, and a sense of teamwork. The funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding […]
Sharon, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by state and local officials, community members, and stakeholders today to highlight the Wolf Administration’s approval of new funding to rehabilitating blighted areas in Mercer County. Through the project, $55,000 in funding will be awarded to the Community Action Partnership […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services. “HFI Nazareth Prep already offers an impressive curriculum introducing […]