PA Proud Blog:  Why Pennsylvania

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 jobs — more than […]
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 days with the promise […]
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 can be. […]
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 […]