Wolf Administration Positions Pennsylvania for Global Investment Opportunities with Bringing the World to PA Event
Lancaster, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined the World Trade Center Harrisburg to discuss global investment opportunities with the business community at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster. The discussions were part of this year’s Bringing the World to PA event, a two-week, 10-stop tour connecting Pennsylvania businesses with the help they need to expand abroad.
“International trade is an important part of Pennsylvania’s thriving business climate,” said Secretary Davin. “Through Bringing the World to PA, the Wolf Administration hopes to provide more Pennsylvania businesses with the access and support they need to grow and flourish by breaking into international markets.”
Starting September 10 and continuing through September 21, DCED’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) is working with local partners to bring Pennsylvania’s authorized trade representatives from around the globe on a tour of 10 locations across the state. Each day, the representatives have time to meet individually with Pennsylvania companies seeking foreign market intelligence, agents and distributor candidates, and industry and government contacts. Participants also have the opportunity to attend market presentations, educational seminars, and networking receptions.
Trade is a significant part of Pennsylvania’s economy. In 2017, Pennsylvania businesses exported $38.7 billion in goods, with top export destinations including Canada, Mexico, China, and the United Kingdom. To help facilitate and grow trade operations in the commonwealth, OIBD operates 15 overseas trade offices at locations across the globe.
Bringing the World to PA will continue through next week with stops at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club, Selinsgrove; the Omni Bedford Resort, Bedford; the Southwestern PA Commission, Pittsburgh; the Ambassador Conference Center, Erie; the Red Fern Banquet and Conference Center, Kersey; and the Woodland Inn, Wilkes-Barre.
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132