Release Date: Jun 05, 2015 11:34 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today named Econsult Solutions, Fairmount Capital Advisors, and McNees Wallace Nurick as the coordinator for developing and implementing a recovery plan for the Borough of Colwyn. “This team of more than 15 professionals […]
Release Date: Jun 03, 2015 11:23 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses and are projected to create and retain a total of 68 jobs throughout the commonwealth. […]
Release Date: May 27, 2015 12:01 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger 717-783-1132 Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the allocation of more than $10.76 million in gaming funds to support community improvement, economic development and public interest projects in Monroe, Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne Counties. “The projects approved by the […]
Release Date: May 20, 2015 9:22 am Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced today that SunOpta, Inc., a manufacturer of flexible pouches for healthy snacking and baby food, will expand to add aseptic production lines at its existing manufacturing facility in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, a […]
Release Date: May 19, 2015 4:04 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today congratulated the inaugural class of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services School of Municipal Government at a ceremony today at the Capitol Building.  “I am pleased to recognize the efforts of the individuals […]
Release Date: May 18, 2015 5:12 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary Wilfred Muskens, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, today accepted the 2015 President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service presented to Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development. The ceremony was held […]
Release Date: May 07, 2015 2:51 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least nine new jobs and retain […]
Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an integrated commercial real estate and investment management firm, will relocate and expand its operations by serving as the primary tenant at the newly constructed Tower Two-Sixty in downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, a move that will create 115 new jobs over three years.
Release Date: May 06, 2015 2:28 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Dennis Davin has determined that the Borough of Colwyn, Delaware County is “financially distressed” under the provision of Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, or Act 47. Davin now has 30 days to appoint a recovery […]
Release Date: Apr 15, 2015 3:46 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “Today’s events are a celebration of successful local government initiatives that have produced […]
Release Date: Apr 10, 2015 12:08 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davintoday announced that with technical assistance from the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, the Harmony and Zelienople Fire Companies in Butler County will consolidate operations into a single company to improve services and reduce […]
Release Date: Apr 07, 2015 2:56 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC, (“Universal Pasteurization” and “UPC”), a provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services to domestic food manufacturers, will establish a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County — a move that will […]
Release Date: Apr 01, 2015 4:46 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create 87 new jobs and retain an additional […]
Release Date: Mar 27, 2015 4:00 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) will open the Business in Our Sites (BOS) program for applications beginning April 1. “This program is an important tool in allowing us to compete for […]
Release Date: Mar 20, 2015 11:44 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717-783-1132 The Pennsylvania Tourism Office today kicked off travel season with the release of the 2015 Vacation Guide, which highlights the commonwealth’s unique travel destinations and experiences as well as must-see attractions and events. “Travelers are offered the chance to explore the incredible history, outdoor […]
Release Date: Mar 10, 2015 5:04 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) projects with the investment of more than $6.0 million in grants. “Today’s investments approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority are a start to building a […]
Release Date: Mar 03, 2015 3:04 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger – 717.783.1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted key portions of Governor Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget aimed at creating a pro-business climate, building Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and creating good-paying, middle class jobs “Governor Wolf’s proposed budget will have a […]
Release Date: Feb 10, 2015 10:21 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717-783-1132 The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development today announced that Target Corporation will establish a new online fulfillment center in York County, a move that will create more than 250 new jobs. “Today we are proud to announce that Target will expand its […]
Release Date: Feb 03, 2015 5:49 pm Author: Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800 Harrisburg– Governor Tom Wolf today announced that ocean carriers can apply for PennDOT’s new Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program that aims to increase cargo activity in the Port of Philadelphia. The program was established through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund and commits up to $1 million annually for five […]
In June 2014, the White House announced a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), challenging communities that have experienced natural disasters to compete for funds that will help them rebuild as well as fortify their infrastructure against future disasters. A key component in awarding funds to successful applicants will be how the proposed action/project(s) […]
Disaster preparedness, response and recovery are locally driven processes through which local stakeholders determine their respective communities’ unique needs and goals. This is especially challenging for municipalities with limited resources and employees, a common situation in rural Pennsylvania. The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) houses the commonwealth’s Recovery Resources Team (RRT). The RRT […]
USDA Rural Development is a federal government agency with a mission to improve the quality of life in rural America through financial programs designed to support essential public facilities and services. Their financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and […]
For the first time, nontraditional students at all 14 of Pennsylvania’s community colleges be able to receive credit for their work and life experiences. The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges launched College Credit FastTrack today at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Midtown Campus on North Third Street. Nicholas Neupauer, president of Butler County Community College and […]
Release Date: Jan 30, 2015 12:00 pm Author: Michael T. Rodriguez, 717-783-9807 Harrisburg – Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, more than 600 students, representing more than 120 schools, will participate in The Governor’s Pennsylvania STEM Competition regional tournaments. A total of 21 tournaments will be hosted by Pennsylvania’s Intermediate Units and held throughout the month of […]
In preparation for Local Government Day 2015, the Center is now accepting nominations for the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. The Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence are presented annually to communities and individuals by the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS), an office within the Department of Community and Economic Development that […]
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