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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 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 […]
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 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 […]
Reading, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary for Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello joined local officials and community leaders to tour the site of a new Habitat for Humanity project to put vacant land to productive use and improve access to affordable housing in […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today provided an update on the investments made by the department over the course of the past year in communities across Pennsylvania. “The Department of Community and Economic Development is working to make communities stronger, to help businesses create jobs and ensure […]
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 […]
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 […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, an online company for pet parents, will expand its operations in Lackawanna County. The company has pledged to invest upwards of $35 million into the expansion and create at least 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Archbald, Pennsylvania. “Chewy has long displayed a commitment to the […]
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 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $4.75 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses, and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 17 community revitalization projects […]
McKeesport, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Senator Jim Brewster and McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko today to announce a new six-year redevelopment strategy approved for the city through DCED’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). “The Neighborhood Assistance funding will not only help to improve McKeesport but also […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Centers (IRC) to provide technical assistance to manufacturers to keep them up to speed with changing markets, new technologies, and competitiveness within the industry. “Since taking office, the Wolf Administration has invested […]
Harrisburg, PA –  Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a space robotics company whose mission is to make outer space accessible to the world, will relocate its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, creating 95 jobs and maintaining 20 jobs. “With products developed in Pittsburgh launching to the moon, companies like Astrobotic show […]
Somerset, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary for Market Development Cheryl Cook visited Baer Brothers Maple Camp in Somerset County to hear how broadband limitations are affecting Pennsylvania farmers and how Restore Pennsylvania could help. Many farmers throughout the commonwealth rely on internet […]
Bethlehem, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin attended a ribbon cutting celebration for the official opening of Tyber Medical’s 35,000 square foot expansion facility, which will bring 44 new, full-time positions to Lehigh County. Secretary Davin was joined by Tyber employees, Tyber CEO and President Jeff Tyber, and […]
Philadelphia, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today visited Philabundance to celebrate the recent approval of $1.8 million in funding to promote food donations from grocery stores, produce markets, and other food industry donors. “When people are hungry—when they’re making the impossible choice between keeping the lights on or […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to support the expansion of a manufacturer, renovations of a multi-tenant property, and creation of a daycare facility for 150 local families. This year, PIDA approved $51,282,328 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $101,521,536 […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured Axalta Coating Systems, LLC, a global developer and supplier of coatings and application tools, to tour its research and development facility, Global Innovation Center. In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Axalta would establish that facility at the Philadelphia Navy […]
Washington, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited the Greater Washington County Food Bank (GWCFB) to announce that is has been approved for a $104,500 Neighborhood Assistance Program grant to enhance its energy saving efforts. “This grant will pay dividends moving forward for both the food bank and […]
Hershey, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Executive Director Sheri Collins spoke at the 2019 Fall Conference for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP), discussing how lack of broadband access negatively affects Pennsylvania’s rural areas, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access and close the digital divide in the commonwealth. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of 12 projects through the Municipal Assistance Program (MAP) to assist local governments with planning for zoning, coordinating emergency services, and creating comprehensive plans. “The first step in ensuring the continued growth and success of a community is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf announced the approval of three apprenticeship grants to assist with the cost of necessary classroom training for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) apprentices in Allegheny and Butler counties. The funding, granted to Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, Inc., A-Air Company, Inc., and Techpro Building Services, will support […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the designation of Oil City as the commonwealth’s newest Keystone Main Street. The designation will further enable the city to support downtown businesses and improve the quality of life for residents. “We are excited about the designation of Oil City as a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver celebrated the success of Pennsylvania’s food manufacturing industry at the opening of Stuffed Puffs, a confectionary food processor in Northampton County. The project, announced by Governor Tom Wolf last week, will support the creation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $26.5 million in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) to promote community participation and collaborations among nonprofits, businesses and residents while producing outcomes that assist a distressed area or the low-income population in a neighborhood. The credits will support 197 community revitalization projects […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 141 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). The projects will improve Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensure safer, more reliable transportation for residents and businesses. The projects total nearly $79.3 million in funding. “Supporting Pennsylvania’s infrastructure supports our communities and our economy,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approval through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), to extend high-pressure gas lines to redevelop the North Station Transit neighborhood in the City of Philadelphia. “The PIPE program helps create jobs, lower energy bills, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced the approval of an agriculture project through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will use a $400,000 First Industries Fund (FIF) loan to purchase a 103-acre dairy farm in Blair County. “Pennsylvania’s dairy industry has faced its share of challenges over […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stuffed Puffs, a food processer, will grow its manufacturing operations with its expansion to a 150,000-square-foot building in Hanover Township, Northampton County. The project will support the creation of 134 new, full-time jobs in the commonwealth. “Food processing is one of Pennsylvania’s most robust and vibrant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Forms + Surfaces, Inc., a manufacturer of architectural products, will expand its operations in Allegheny County, supporting the combined creation and retention of 346 full-time jobs. The company has pledged to invest $15.65 million into the project, and has committed to create at least 115 new, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that GrafTech USA LLC, a manufacturer of graphite electrodes, will expand its facility in St. Marys, Elk County, which will support the combined retention and creation of 82 full-time jobs at the facility. “Nearly half of Elk County’s workforce is employed in the manufacturing industry, and this […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for four businesses in four counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain hundreds of jobs across the commonwealth. “Our investments in these business expansion projects […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA). This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that opening a business in Pennsylvania just became easier with the creation of PA Business One-Stop Shop Registration Checklist. This tool will help small business owners and entrepreneurs more easily access necessary licenses, permits, forms, and contact information personalized for the needs of their company in just […]
No tricks here, this October’s investments prove that business is BOO-ming in Pennsylvania! From one corner of the commonwealth to another, projects ranging in size and scope received assistance from the Wolf Administration totaling more than $26 million. Thirty-five projects in 22 counties have benefited from investments in infrastructure, business expansion, broadband initiatives and site […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) for Pittston to assess a former industrial site in Luzerne County. “Communities across the commonwealth continue to invest in neighborhoods that will promote a sense of community while preserving public health and safety,” said Gov. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Hermance Machine Company, a family-owned and operated manufacturer and distributor specializing in woodworking and wood product manufacturing equipment in Williamsport, Lycoming County, will expand, supporting the combined retention and creation of 57 full-time jobs in the area. “I am pleased that Hermance Machine Company has decided to […]
Westover, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins and Department of Education Deputy Secretary for Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller visited Harmony Area School District in Clearfield County to discuss how lack of access to high-speed internet hurts students’ ability to learn, and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help […]
Imperial, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Regional Director of Operations for Amazon Robert Long, CEO of Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Stefani Pashman, and state and local officials at the opening of its new fulfillment center in Findlay Township. Amazon has committed to investing more than […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new projects funded by the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Lehigh, and York counties to prepare them for use as parks, and business and residential properties. “Refurbishing an old property for the benefit of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County (EPACC) to assess the former Consolidated Rail Corp. property in the City of Meadville, Crawford County. “Repurposing this property is […]
Wilkinsburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Director for Local Government Services Kim Bracey joined local officials and community members to tour blighted properties in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County and discuss how the governor’s bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania will help municipalities eradicate blight. “Blighted neighborhoods like the Wilkinsburg Business District serve as […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders to celebrate the dedication of D&H Distributing’s new location in Dauphin County. “It is great to see a company that started here in Pennsylvania continue to expand in the commonwealth,” said Secretary Davin. This new facility will benefit […]
Milton, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Custom Container Solutions (CCS), a manufacturer of steel containers, will expand its operations to a new flagship location in Northumberland County. The project will support the combined retention and creation of 96 jobs in the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania has a long, rich history in steel manufacturing, and […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Pennsylvania was awarded more than $8 million by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for 10 projects in counties affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America’s energy production. “We want to […]
Allentown, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf celebrated the arrival of payroll-processing company ADP LLC in downtown Allentown as a symbol of the economic renaissance of Pennsylvania’s cities along with Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin, state and local officials and company representatives. “Allentown is in the midst of a reinvention […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for eight businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and will help create and retain thousands of jobs across the commonwealth. “By making continued investments in projects across […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to perform an environmental assessment of the former Times Leader Building in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. The city plans to renovate the 47,000-square-foot building for use by the students, faculty, and administration of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Evans Delivery Company (EDC), an over-the-road trucking company and broker, will expand its operations in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County, creating 65 new jobs and maintaining 321 existing employees. “EDC made a commitment to revitalize Schuylkill Haven almost two decades ago, and the company has been dedicated […]
Port Allegany, PA – Today, Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives Acting Executive Director Sheri Collins spoke to attendees at the 106th Annual County Convention in Port Allegany, McKean County, discussing how lack of broadband access negatively affects the region and how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can expand access and close the digital divide in the […]
Frackville, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined officials from Clearly Clean, LLC, a manufacturer of recyclable plastic trays for retail food products, and local leaders to break ground on a new expansion project in Frackville, Schuylkill County. “We in the Wolf Administration are proud to stand behind […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP), a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, will expand its manufacturing operation in Monroe County. The project will help create at least 70 full-time jobs in the area. “We welcome All Weather Insulated Panels to Pennsylvania and, specifically, to Monroe County,” said […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. This funding comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) grant to perform an environmental assessment at Pollock Park on the former Mayer Pollock Steel Company site in Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County. The borough plans to remediate the […]
Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced that a $1.5 million Manufacturing PA grant has been awarded to the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC)—a center that will create a manufacturing-based revolution by enhancing traditional fibers, yarns, and textiles into highly sophisticated integrated systems and networked devices. DCED Executive […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements to the city of St. Marys in Elk County. “High volume roads create headaches for travelers, commuters, and businesses alike by slowing down commerce and impacting public safety,” said Sec. Davin. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of Electrical Apprenticeship Corporation’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), which is working to fill the steadily growing need for electricians in construction. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative. “This administration has been steadfast […]
Harrisburg, PA – As a number of large employers are planning to expand their operations in the near future, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements in Scott Township. “A rise of business expansion sometimes comes coupled with the need for […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Seokoh, Inc., a manufacturer of cosmetics and personal care products, will expand its operations in Scott Township, Lackawanna County and support the creation of 280 new jobs. “Pennsylvania is fourth in the nation in the manufacturing of toiletry products, and Seokoh’s expansion in Lackawanna County is […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Iron Worker Apprenticeship Workforce Expansion Project, a program proposed by the Ironworkers Joint Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Fund to provide opportunities for young men and woman to begin careers as ironworkers. The grant will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver joined officials from Air Products, a provider of industrial gases, for the groundbreaking of the company’s new global headquarters in the Lehigh Valley. “We want the commonwealth to be a place where Pennsylvania-based businesses can continue to grow and […]
Harrisburg, PA — Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new investments to support 12 affordable housing projects across the commonwealth. Funded through the HOME program, more than $4.7 million in funding will be disbursed to communities in 10 counties to expand the supply of safe, accessible, decent and affordable housing for low-income Pennsylvanians. “Since its inception, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin announced 151 new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “It’s important to take a holistic approach to investing in our communities, recognizing that there are intrinsic links between environmental […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced three new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will bring natural gas energy to households, schools, and businesses in Bradford, Lancaster, and Lebanon counties. Combined, the projects will also support the creation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of five projects through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) that will assist with the construction of new, energy efficient buildings in Lancaster and Beaver counties, and will create or expand agriculture operations. The approved projects, totaling $7.5 million in grants and loans, were funded through […]
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