Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today urged Pennsylvania manufacturers that currently are producing or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies to submit their information to the newly developed Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal. “We’re asking everyone to do their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that our health care system […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the creation of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal, which will mobilize manufacturers that are producing COVID-19-related products and supplies or can pivot to producing COVID-19-related supplies. “As we work to protect public health and safety and create a […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, will close on Friday, April 3, 2020 at […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, on National Census Day, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded all Pennsylvanians to be a good neighbor and respond to the 2020 Census. “We’re committed to working together to make sure all Pennsylvanians are counted in the Census. said Sec. Davin. “Now more than ever, our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvanians that help is available for businesses, stakeholders, and individuals with questions about operations following Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. “This is a public health […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA). The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of […]
Updated Business Guidance Business Waiver Application Form FAQ on Business Guidance Harrisburg, PA – Due to the high volume of waiver requests, the Wolf Administration is delaying enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order and the Secretary of Health’s order that all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania must close their physical locations to slow the spread of […]
Wolf Administration Orders Closure of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses at 8 p.m. Today, March 19 Enforcement Actions for Restaurant, Bar Dine-In Closure Began at 8 p.m., March 18 Enforcement Actions for Non-Compliance will Begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the availability of low-interest loans for small businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “We are incredibly grateful that the SBA recognized the urgency of this situation and granted our request so quickly,” said Gov. Wolf. “I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin encouraged all Pennsylvanians to mitigate risk of COVID-19 by responding to the Census early. “We encourage all Pennsylvanians to take immediate advantage of the new option to respond to Census invitations online this year as DCED continues to monitor the COVID-19 […]
En Español Harrisburg, PA – Earlier today, the Wolf Administration strongly urged non-essential businesses across the state to close for at least 14 days to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s request protects employees, customers, and suppliers and limits the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces. Previously the governor designated […]
Businesses in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery counties urged to close for 14 days Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH), issued guidance for non-essential businesses in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Governor Tom Wolf has […]
State College, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre toured Sensor Networks, Inc. to highlight the innovative work happening right here in Pennsylvania and to discuss Governor Wolf’s innovation budget proposal. “The commonwealth is emerging as a leader in innovation with exciting developments, and I […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Benton Foundry, Inc., an iron casting company, will expand its operations and production capacity at its facility in Benton, Columbia County, which will support the combined retention and creation of 304 full-time jobs. “It’s special to not only witness but support a company that has been […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced six new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support businesses in the purchase of new technology, equipment, real estate, and building construction costs, and the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “The businesses that were awarded funding today will […]
Reading, PA – Tonight, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin recognized the students, teachers, and manufacturers that participated in this year’s What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? (WSCM) video contest in Berks and Schuylkill counties. The WSCM contest for those counties is produced by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown. “As […]
Meadville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined local officials and community leaders from Meadville, Crawford County to tour the city and to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help municipalities eradicate blight. “Like we see in many other areas of the commonwealth, the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Seakeeper, a manufacturer of gyroscopes for boats, is expanding its existing Berks County manufacturing operation and moving its Maryland headquarters to Pennsylvania. The project will create nearly 100 family-sustaining jobs in the region. “Just as boats need gyroscopes, businesses need guidance to stabilize and optimize their […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today after news emerged that documents misleadingly labeled as official Census forms are being mailed to Pennsylvanians, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvania residents to be cognizant and aware of potential 2020 Census scams and confusion. “An accurate Census is a fair Census and using the […]
Administration Calls for Vote on Restore Pennsylvania to Help Rural Pennsylvanians Bedford, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Senior Director of Corporate Relations Sheri Collins joined local officials in Bedford County at the Russell House – Bedford County Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) during a roundtable to discuss […]
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 […]