Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Whirley-DrinkWorks!, a second-generation, family-owned business specializing in design and manufacturing of plastic products that pivoted its production to make face masks in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing […]
York, PA – As small businesses continue to feel an economic impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Governor Tom Wolf today called on the General Assembly to provide additional funding to support these businesses. The governor was joined by the York County Economic Alliance, local elected officials and business advocates. “The COVID-19 pandemic is […]
Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today released frequently asked questions for restaurant owners to reference following the newly announced self-certification process. This new process, Open & Certified Pennsylvania, ensures that customers and employees know that they can dine safely at restaurants committed to strictly complying with all public health safety guidelines and orders as […]
Restaurants to self-certify that they are in compliance with appropriate orders Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21. To ensure that these businesses operate safely as Pennsylvania continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and to instill customers and employees with confidence […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Grant BLVD, a Black-owned, woman-owned sustainable and ethical apparel brand, that pivoted its production to make face masks in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Ball Corporation will create approximately 230 new, good paying full-time jobs at its new aluminum beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Ball has pledged to invest approximately $360 million into the project over multiple years. “Ball Corporation has a longstanding presence in the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a multi-occupancy building in Fayette County that could create up to 250 full-time jobs. “To create jobs, businesses need room to grow, and the commonwealth stands ready to […]
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 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 23 awardees will receive $10 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments and Therapies (CV-VTT) program to support the rapid advancement of vaccines, treatments and therapies by qualified biotechnology entities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know that the only way we can […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of AccuTrex Products, Inc., a veteran-owned Washington County contract manufacturer that pivoted its production to make face shields in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal […]
A fifth-generation family business in Philadelphia, Bassetts Ice Cream is proudly known as America’s oldest ice cream company. This full-service frozen dessert distributor exclusively uses Pennsylvania milk in its products, and distributes ice cream around the nation and the world. This month, we spoke to Alex Bassett Strange, an Account Executive at Bassetts Ice Cream […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of more than $8 million in funding to support H2O PA Flood Control, High Hazard Dams, and Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Stormwater projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “Investments in our water and sewer systems preserve Pennsylvania’s infrastructure and the health of our communities,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced 276 new PA Small Water and Sewer Program project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to protect and improve municipalities’ water systems. “This vital grant program allows for costly but necessary water infrastructure improvements that would otherwise be unfeasible to smaller Pennsylvania communities,” said Gov. Wolf. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of $50 million in grants to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, announced last month, was created to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania’s front-line workers put themselves and their […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the approval of 13 agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in five counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. “While […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Holla Spirits, a millennial-owned York County spirits company that pivoted its production to make hand sanitizer in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal (MCAP), […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that OraSure Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of rapid diagnostic tests, collection and stabilization devices headquartered in Northampton County, will expand its manufacturing operations in the Lehigh Valley, creating 177 new, full-time jobs and retaining 233 jobs. “At a time when the commonwealth is ramping up […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Actuated Medical, a manufacturer in Centre County that developed face shields in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE) through DCED’s Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal (MCAP), which mobilized manufacturers producing COVID-19-related […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced four new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment; construct new warehouses, distribution facilities, and business parks; and support the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “Now, more than ever, our business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new projects funded by the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Berks, Bucks, and Montgomery counties to prepare them for use as residential properties, open space for park systems, and manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, call centers, and for small business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that A.P. Deauville LLC, a manufacturer of health and beauty products, will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations in New Jersey to Forks Township, Northampton County, investing $16.7 million and creating 105 new jobs in the Lehigh Valley region. “The Lehigh Valley is a region historically known […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded all Pennsylvanians to be a good neighbor and respond to the 2020 Census as soon as possible. “Every Pennsylvanian’s response to the 2020 Census matters as it determines funding, congressional representation, and policy for our state,” said Sec. Davin. “The administration is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that national company Nestlé Purina PetCare will expand its operations in Cumberland County, hiring 94 employees and adding new processing and packaging lines to its Hampden Township location. “Purina has had a significant presence in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, making pet food known worldwide, creating […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that applications for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and the Neighborhood Assistance Program, Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (EZP) are now open for the 2020-21 program year. “By encouraging businesses to make impactful investments in their communities for worthy projects across […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin, in partnership with the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA), awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants to each of the four Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTPs), which will provide funds to businesses for access to capital, business expertise, and technology commercialization […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the investment of $66 million for 11 drinking water, wastewater and stormwater projects across nine counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “Clean, reliable water systems serve as a vital link to the continued recovery and growth of our communities,” said Gov. Wolf. “Ensuring that Pennsylvania’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a partnership with The Hershey Company to build a new world-class fulfillment center in Annville, creating 270 new, full-time jobs. The new, 810,000-square-foot center will expand Hershey’s fulfilment and warehousing capabilities to serve the United States market and will support the company’s manufacturing plants and existing distribution […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hazard pay is intended to keep front-line employees working in vital industry sectors across Pennsylvania. “In the fight against COVID-19, our front-line workers have […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $10 million in grant funding through the COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Therapies (CV-VTT) program to support the rapid advancement of vaccines, treatments, and therapies by qualified biotechnology entities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was appropriated from the Act 2A of 2020, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the CANPACK Group will redevelop a former brownfield site in Lackawanna County, establishing an aluminum can manufacturing facility and North American Center of Excellence. An international manufacturer of aluminum and steel cans and glass bottles for the food and beverage sector and a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 12 projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will provide millions of dollars in funding to utilize, develop, and construct alternative energy projects in eight counties. “These programs are an essential tool in helping communities transition their schools and workplaces into more energy […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of four projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will empower communities and economic development partners to attract expanding businesses by building an inventory of ready sites. The approved Business In Our Sites (BOS) projects, totaling $16.5 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced two new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will bring natural gas energy to households and businesses in Monroe and Snyder counties. “The PIPE program is crucial for building out pipelines to bring […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of $59 million in Beginning Farmer Tax Credits over the next decade for those who sell or rent agricultural land, livestock, equipment, buildings or other assets to qualified beginning farmers. “Pennsylvania’s $135.7 billion agriculture industry feeds our economy and feeds our world,” said Agriculture Secretary […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced nearly $19 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus on homeless families and individuals and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. The Wolf Administration, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), is awarding the first of two allocations […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., a manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in Chester County, will expand its operations in southeastern Pennsylvania, creating 41 new jobs and retaining more than 348. “Fujirebio Diagnostics is a longstanding Chester County company that has been a part of the community for […]
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