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Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 33 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with floodplain management, creating comprehensive plans, and incorporating the humanities into community plans in 20 counties. “The Municipal Assistance Program provides communities with the funding they need to accomplish the day-to-day work […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that longtime Pennsylvania-based DelGrosso Foods, the oldest family-owned pasta sauce producer in the United States, will continue to call Pennsylvania home by expanding its manufacturing operations in Blair County. The company will convert a recently acquired 166,000 square-foot vacant facility in Antis Township into an expanded pasta […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre toured Harrisburg-based design company andculture to hear from company representatives about how they endured the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking ahead in recovery. “andculture is the type of company that represents the future of business in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 766 into law, aligning the annual state corporate tax deadline with the federal tax deadline of May 17, 2021, and giving the Pennsylvania departments of Revenue and Community and Economic Development the ability to deal with state taxation while the COVID-19 disaster declaration is in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that up to $5 million has been approved for three venture capital firms to invest in start-up companies in Pennsylvania. “It is critical that we invest in start-up companies now for the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 116 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), improving Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensuring safer, more reliable transportation accommodation across the commonwealth. The projects total more than $48 million in funding. “Investing in these critical improvements now will make the lives of our […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 135 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighborhoods across the state, improving recreational […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $2.17 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for six projects in five Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry helps our economy thrive and is an important way of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of nearly $4.5 million for five new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create hundreds of new jobs across the commonwealth. “The PIPE program helps businesses […]
Second Round of Funding Brings Total Assistance to Approximately $32 Million Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $13 million in funding awards to assist in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on families and individuals experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. “While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Alpha Recycling—a recycler of catalytic converters and other scrap metals—has selected Pennsylvania as the best site to expand its operations and create a new processing center in Stroudsburg Borough, Monroe County. The project will create 30 new, full-time jobs. This project creates a new industrial investment opportunity to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver spoke at the third annual Manufacturing PA Innovation Program Expo to recognize the program’s student Manufacturing Fellows for their contributions to Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry. Over the last three years, the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program has supported over 300 students […]
Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Sharp, a global leader in advanced clinical supply chain services and contract pharmaceutical packaging with a strong presence in Pennsylvania, will expand operations at existing facilities in Allentown and Conshohocken and into a third facility in Macungie Borough, Lehigh County, retaining 1,092 current positions and creating 335 new, full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 43 projects totaling nearly $2 million have been approved for funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program. “Over the past year, communities across the commonwealth have faced devastating impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which Pennsylvania’s network of community development organizations […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Nations Photo Lab, an affiliate of Gallery Blocks LLC (d/b/a Artsy Couture) — a leading professional full-service photography printing lab formerly headquartered in Cockeysville, Maryland — has relocated its headquarters to Springettsbury Township, York County. The relocation will create 125 new, full-time jobs in the Susquehanna Valley. “In […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Executive Deputy Director Jeff Thomas highlighted how Ramshield, Inc., an Exton-based healthcare product provider featured on the administration’s B2B Interchange Directory, is utilizing revolutionary technology to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Knoll, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of workplace and residential furniture with a longtime presence in the commonwealth, is relocating a manufacturing line from Michigan to Pennsylvania and expanding its footprint in the commonwealth. This project will create at least 138 new, full-time jobs and will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced more than $1 million in funding through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program to support affordable housing in Centre County. “All Pennsylvanians deserve access to affordable, safe, and livable spaces in their communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “This investment will support State College’s efforts to ensure that residents have affordable […]
Harrisburg, PA — As Pennsylvania continues to mitigate the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Wolf Administration today said Pennsylvanians can take a few simple steps to ensure that they are supporting their local restaurants, including utilizing online resources that promote safe dining options. “Pennsylvanians have several options and resources available when choosing where to enjoy […]
A Year-End Recap of Activity by the Department of Community and Economic Development Harrisburg, PA – While 2020 presented incredible challenges for Pennsylvania and the world, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today offered a message of hope for the coming year — Pennsylvania is resilient, and the investments we made […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that F.N.B. Corporation will enter into a joint venture with Pittsburgh Arena Real Estate Development LP and the Buccini/Pollen Group to develop the FNB Financial Center, a 26-story, 547,888-square-foot office tower in Pittsburgh, which will create 160 new, high-paying jobs. The company has committed to investing more […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Western Area Career & Technology Center (WACTC) in Washington County was approved for $112,262 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. “Our manufacturing industry has established itself as a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced $1.28 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help companies in three counties improve their operations, expand their facilities, and create and retain jobs. “Despite navigating the challenges of the past year, Pennsylvania has remained committed to investing in companies that […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Steve D’Ettorre joined the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) and LifeAire Systems to highlight how the healthcare technology company’s revolutionary air purification technology is supporting the mitigation of COVID-19. “Through the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today reminded restaurants that as of Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM, they may once again open at 50 percent capacity for indoor dining if they have completed the online self-certification process. Municipalities that have implemented more restrictive mitigation efforts remain […]
Holi-Stay PA’s virtual experiences allow Pennsylvanians to safely enjoy holiday cheer Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)’s Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced a new virtual experience, Holi-stay PA, to encourage Pennsylvanians to stay home and stay safe this holiday season by taking advantage of virtual activities to explore Pennsylvania safely. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) in Cambria County was approved for $143,000 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. “Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry powers our economy, and provides stable, good-paying jobs […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the new resources available to support the future of manufacturing here in Pennsylvania through the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) program, hosted by the Manufacturers Resource Center. “The ‘What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?’ program has for years connected Pennsylvania’s […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Steve D’Ettorre joined Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Roundtrip to highlight how the healthcare technology company ensures healthcare organizations can get their patients, members, and caregivers to and from care during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we continue to live […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $3.7 million in Community Development Block Grant-CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding to help communities address challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. “More than ever before, Pennsylvania’s communities are facing incredible challenges as they work to protect their residents and businesses […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary Steve D’Ettorre and Ben Franklin Technology Partners Innovation Works CEO Richard Lunak joined Teresa Whalen, CEO of Pittsburgh-based CytoAgents, to highlight the development of a new COVID-19 treatment. “This exciting new development was made possible by the strong partnerships the Wolf Administration […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that New York City-based Bowery Farming, Inc., the largest vertical farming company in the country, has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to expand its operations. The new facility will be the fourth vertical farm operation in the U.S. and first in the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania welcomes Bowery […]
Harrisburg, PA –Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $36 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to support 214 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program has historically been a valued resource for communities across Pennsylvania, and that is true now more than ever,” said Gov. Wolf. “This […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin applauded Tobyhanna Army Depot for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE). The Army depot partnered with its local Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Luzerne County to make parts for Power […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that U.S. Specialty Formulations (USSF), LLC, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will expand its operations in Allentown, Lehigh County to continue its work developing a COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with VaxForm, LLC. This project will create at least 97 new, high-paying positions at the site. “There will be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help companies in three counties expand their operations, enhance services and improve facilities, and create and retain jobs. “As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on the challenges faced by Pennsylvania’s critical […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that $3 million in grant funding has been awarded to 15 municipalities and organizations spanning 20 counties to assist Pennsylvanians currently experiencing homelessness. “All Pennsylvanians are entitled to safe shelter, and that is never more important than in the cold winter months,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community of Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin encouraged Pennsylvanians to support local businesses safely this year by only shopping virtually and utilizing curbside pickup options. “Black Friday is enjoyed by both consumers and retailers alike and is a tradition that we encourage people to celebrate in the safest […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Letterkenny Army Depot for its pivot to produce 120,000 protective medical gowns for WellSpan Health through a Public Private Partnership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the ability for medical professionals to acquire personal protective […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery—a veteran-owned, family-run, farm distillery in New Tripoli—for its pivot to begin making hand sanitizer in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE). Eight Oaks Farm Distillery is listed on […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin celebrated the nomination of Deputy Secretary of the Office of International Business and Development (OIBD) Joseph Burke for a Golden Bridges Award at the 12th annual Golden Bridges Conference and Awards sponsored by The Irish Echo and Ireland Northwest. Deputy Secretary […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of seven agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in three counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. “Pennsylvania’s economy is powered by its agriculture industry, so […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Little Earth Productions—a family-owned, Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of licensed fashion accessories and apparel for professional and college sports teams—for its pivot to begin supplying disposable masks, KN95 masks, and medical gowns in response to the state’s critical need […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Downtown Wilkes-Barre has officially been designated as a Keystone Communities Main Street, allowing for funding that supports targeted investment and development to address community needs. The Diamond City Partnership will be the administering agency responsible for implementing the revitalization […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of six projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “Pennsylvania’s municipalities and local governments rely on comprehensive planning to bring critical projects to fruition, and that planning is crucial now […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that nearly $20 million is now available to assist Pennsylvanians currently experiencing homelessness. The commonwealth received its second allocation of federal COVID-19 Homeless Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds, and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has set aside a portion of those funds to be […]
Harrisburg, PA– Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced four new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will provide for business expansion and job creation in Elk, Lancaster and Northumberland counties. “No matter the challenging circumstances our commonwealth is facing, we continue to make strategic investments in businesses and projects across Pennsylvania,” […]
Harrisburg, PA— Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reminded Pennsylvania restaurant, bar and club owners that they may increase indoor capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent through self-certification, which will increase consumer confidence but will not lead to additional inspections or penalties. “Contrary to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program released an analysis on the importance of hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted Pennsylvania’s efforts to protect essential workers. The governor continues to call on the General Assembly to provide additional funding for these frontline workers, especially given the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of Loh Medical, an exporter of assistive technology headquartered in Clarks Summit, for its pivot in production to make thermometers and other protective items available in response to the state’s critical need for personal protective equipment (PPE). Loh […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Wren Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of custom kitchen cabinets, will establish its North American headquarters and a manufacturing center in the Hanover Industrial Estates in Hanover Township and Sugar Notch Borough, creating a combined 360 new jobs at both locations in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. “Wren Manufacturing’s […]
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. “At DCED, we often say that Pennsylvania is the best place in the world to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin highlighted the efforts of BTC Envelopes & Printing, LLC, a minority-owned print and promotional products distributor of over 25 years specializing in business solutions, for its pivot in production to make reusable masks, KN95 face masks, face shields, and other protective […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced that $1 million has been awarded to the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund to invest in early stage technology companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. The Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund was formed by […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $181 million for 16 drinking water, wastewater and non-point source projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). “As our citizens and businesses continue to adapt to an ever-changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority must be ensuring […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that three projects have received funding through the Video Game Tax Credit program that will create jobs, support innovation, and help Pennsylvanians’ physical or mental health. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, states across the nation—including Pennsylvania—have turned their focus toward science, […]
Harrisburg, PA – At Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg today, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carrie Lepore reminded Pennsylvania restaurants of the benefits of joining Open & Certified Pennsylvania. More than 7,500 restaurants have self-certified – by completing a quick, easy online self-certification application – confirming that […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than $15 million has been awarded to 15 projects in Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Region through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. “Our coal-impacted communities in Pennsylvania have felt the changing economy of the country’s energy production in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Iron Workers Local 404 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Apprenticeship Grant Program. This funding will support the governor’s commitment to expanding job training-related opportunities throughout Pennsylvania. “Apprenticeship programs allow for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) to perform environmental remediation on the three main bay cranes located at Mill 19 in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. “The ongoing Mill 19 project is a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Gentex Corporation, a fourth-generation, family-run, advanced manufacturer of personal protection equipment (PPE) and situational awareness systems for defense, law enforcement/first responder, and industrial safety applications has partnered with the commonwealth to expand its operations at its headquarters in Fell Township, Lackawanna County, creating 60 new jobs […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $6.5 million in training assistance funding was provided to 715 Pennsylvania companies in Fiscal Year 2019-20 by WEDnetPA, an alliance of educational providers serving the commonwealth’s business community. This year marks 21 years of funding assistance for qualified businesses in the commonwealth to provide […]
HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin outlined efforts to ensure continued delivery of critical services to Pennsylvania’s communities and businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of DCED staff continue to work from home to ensure the health and safety of employees department-wide during mitigation efforts for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a produce growing, processing, and warehouse facility in Snyder County and the demolition, renovation, and construction of an existing manufacturing property in Lebanon County that could create a […]
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