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Erie, PA The federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program spurs economic development and job creation in low-income communities by offering tax incentives for investment into designated distressed census tracts. In 2018, Pennsylvania nominated 300 census tracts for QOZ designation based on their distressed economic status, recommendations from local partners, and the likelihood of private-sector investment […]
RE 2Robotics After a yearlong public search for a North American city to claim as its second home, Amazon made its decision and instead named two locations — Long Island City, NY and the newly branded National Landing neighborhood in Northern Virginia — the winners of its HQ2 project. Amazon’s location search highlighted — on […]
The Governor’s Action Team Pennsylvania hit the ground running in 2017, with ample economic development activity across the state. Last year, Pennsylvania saw a net gain of more than 78,000 jobs, a growth rate which outstripped all of our neighboring states. Since Governor Wolf entered office three years ago, the state has gained nearly 180,000 […]
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square Pennsylvania offers a myriad of activities for visitors and residents year-round, but spring decidedly marks the beginning of a more active season when the flowers start to bloom, birds sing, and those of us who patiently waited out the frostier months enthusiastically shake off our cabin fever. As we approach warmer […]
Erie’s Bayfront As Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), I have the distinct privilege to travel the state and meet people from all industries and walks of life. In addition to our legendary can-do spirit and incredible work ethic, we possess a relentless commitment to making our communities the best they […]
When I meet with companies and site selectors, transportation infrastructure is a frequent topic of conversation. Businesses require reliable access to their suppliers and customers and want to know what kind of framework is in place to ensure they can get their people and products to where they need to be. This makes sense. Companies […]
The DCED Marketing Office is always looking for new opportunities to showcase Pennsylvania’s innovation, imagination, and legendary can-do spirit. We know it’s these unique qualities that set Pennsylvania apart from other states and ultimately drive the achievements of our economy and communities. That’s why I was delighted to see some new annual rankings recently published […]
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