Tag: DCED Funding

A total of $145 million was distributed in all 67 counties in 2021 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 5,860 businesses received funding support this year through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Relief Program (CHIRP), helping to protect and preserve this vital industry in Pennsylvania. “We developed the CHIRP program to provide immediate […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $1.73 million in new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements in Hermitage, Mercer County, to support the continued plant expansion of food processing manufacturer Joy Cone and the creation of 90 jobs. “This investment is helping to create […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of 166 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 $84 million in funding. “My administration has been clear about its commitment to infrastructure investments and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of three agricultural projects funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). Approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, the projects in Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of farmers. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of over $100,000 for a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project in Mifflin County through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). “PIPE grants offer critical support for businesses and communities to complete construction on natural gas distribution lines into […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced 100 new project approvals today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) for environmental and infrastructure projects in counties across Pennsylvania. “CFA funding for Act 13 projects provides communities throughout the commonwealth with critical support in improving recreational spaces and addressing necessary environmental and infrastructural upgrades,” said Gov. Wolf. […]
State Agencies to hold press conference at 1:30 PM today, BAYADA, 2500 York Road, Jamison, PA 18929. Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to expand home health care and address the nursing shortage, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a significant expansion of BAYADA’s Nurse Residency apprenticeship program to help adults and children who need home […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of nearly $36 million to 220 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth. The funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) supports nonprofits, businesses, and resident projects in distressed areas or low-income neighborhoods. “Communities from every corner of Pennsylvania will benefit from this funding – the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans for two businesses, located in Erie and Lebanon counties, to help expand operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain jobs. “Today’s funding is invaluable in assisting these two businesses in their next steps to […]
Indiana, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Alice Paul House staff, legislators, county commissioners, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Alice Paul House – the county’s only domestic violence shelter. “Today’s ribbon cutting celebration perfectly […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced the approval of $3 million in funding through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) to Hatch BioFund GP, LLC and Rittenhouse GP III, LLC to fund early-stage technology companies in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Today’s investments are critical as we continue […]
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated community assistance providers. Over the last 45 years, DCED has weatherized more than 543,500 homes and resolved over 151,000 heating crisis emergencies. We spoke to a long-time partner of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $20,000 has been awarded to Cambridge-Lee Industries to train three manufacturing apprentices in industrial maintenance, including troubleshooting, repairing, and installing equipment and parts. Investing in apprenticeships and other job training programs that build a well-educate and skilled workforce is a priority for the governor. “As the commonwealth’s […]

National Weatherization Day

October 20, 2021
Oct. 30 marks National Weatherization Day, a day focusing local, state, and national attention on the Weatherization Assistance Program and the work being performed by dedicated members of the weatherization assistance network. In honor of this national day, we spoke to a longtime partner of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Larry Swanson, […]
CaptiveAire continues to grow and bring new jobs to Bedford County after state funding assisted in the opening of its first PA facility over 10 years ago Bedford, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today joined the Executive Director of the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) Brent Vernon, Bedford County […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today over $20,000 in new funding for Global/SFC Valve Inc., through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “Apprenticeship Program funding mutually benefits businesses and apprentices ready to learn, allowing Global/SFC Valve, Inc., to specifically train apprentices […]
Harrisburg, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $5.5 million has been awarded to help homeless families find housing and combat homelessness across the commonwealth. The funding is provided through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. “ESG funding has been an invaluable tool for regions across […]
Pennsylvania’s 6+ million-strong workforce of is one of our most compelling business advantages, and is one in which the state continues to make investments through dedicated programs and services. One such program, WEDnetPA, funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has helped more than 20,000 companies train more than one million Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $10 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding awarded for disaster cleanup and redevelopment projects in three counties after experiencing a Presidentially declared disaster. The CDBG-DR program is federally funded and provides funding for federally designated […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined BioTechnique CEO John Clapham, the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Governor’s Action Team (GAT), York County Economic Alliance CEO Kevin Schreiber, and local officials at the ribbon cutting ceremony for BioTechnique’s new pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. Governor Wolf supported the project, which relocated […]
Hatfield, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined Clemens Food Group leaders, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Sen. Maria Collett, Rep. Steve Malagari and members of the Governor’s Action Team today to tour the construction of the company’s new facility in Montgomery County. The Wolf Administration supported the project which will expand the business operations and create […]
Easton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited the City of Easton to highlight millions of dollars in state investments in several economic development projects that are revitalizing formerly vacant and blighted properties. “Like many communities across Pennsylvania, the City of Easton is working hard to transform unused spaces into thriving developments. Thanks to significant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to four businesses, located in Beaver, Blair, Bucks, and Chester counties, to help expand operations, better serve their consumers, and create and retain jobs. “PIDA funding is an incredible tool for growing businesses in Pennsylvania that […]
Chesterbrook, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined BNP Paribas USA CEO Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO of CIB Americas Jose Placido, company executives, and legislators today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the company’s new Chesterbrook, Chester County location. The Wolf Administration supported the project which will create 300 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Great Dane, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, will expand its existing trailer manufacturing operations in Elysburg at its Ralpho Township, Northumberland County site. Great Dane will invest over $3.5 million into the expansion, retaining over 420 jobs at the company’s additional three Pennsylvania […]
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of four agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund (FIF). These projects, located in Bedford, Lebanon, and Snyder counties, will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and transition agribusinesses to the next generation of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding for two minority-owned businesses in Bucks and Delaware counties through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA) that will help support the businesses in growth and job creation. “This funding is so critical in supporting […]
Wilkinsburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC), local legislators, project executives, and stakeholders today at the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the unveiling of the newly renovated Wilkinsburg Train Station. “The Wilkinsburg Train Station project speaks to the deep roots this building […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Express Med Pharmaceuticals, an innovative pharmacy and pharmacy provider, will expand its existing operations in Monaca. Express Med Pharmaceuticals will invest $8 million into the expansion, retaining 34 jobs and creating nearly 700 new, full-time jobs at its Beaver County facility. Express Med Pharmaceuticals was acquired by […]
Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his commitment to investing in job training, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that a program created by his administration has awarded nearly $440,000 for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce’s (GACC) Dual Apprenticeship Program. The Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program, housed at the Department of Community and […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that snack manufacturer Shearer’s Foods has chosen to expand its company in Erie, creating dozens of new jobs, retaining hundreds of existing positions, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy. “We in Pennsylvania know that our commonwealth is the best place to live and do […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development Carol Kilko today joined local officials for the ribbon-cutting of State Street Crossing, a new housing development made possible through targeted commonwealth investments. “Projects like the one we are celebrating today open doors for communities—turning unused facilities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced nearly $50,000 in new funding for Zoom Drain to enhance and expand its apprenticeship training opportunities through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program (Apprenticeship Program), a statewide program that offers assistance to registered apprenticeship programs. “This funding plays a major […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chance Aluminum Corp will open its first Pennsylvania manufacturing operation in Williamsport, Lycoming County, investing nearly $19 million into the project and creating over 100 new, family-sustaining jobs. “I am pleased to welcome Chance Aluminum to Pennsylvania and support the company’s growth as it invests into Lycoming […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to three businesses, located in Bedford, Bucks, and Westmoreland counties, to help them improve their operations, better serve their customers, and create and retain new jobs. “PIDA funding provides valuable assistance to support growing businesses with […]
First office tower built in Pittsburgh since 2015 to create 160 new, family-sustaining jobs Pittsburgh, PA — Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local officials, project partners, and the Lower Hill District development team today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the FNB Financial Center hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The […]
Lewisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver today joined the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, Lewisburg Neighborhoods, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), Union County Commissioners, Lewisburg Borough officials to tour the Bull Run Greenway restoration project at Hufnagle Park. The project was made possible with assistance from state funding programs. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Stir Foods Lancaster, LLC, a custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings, and fresh salsas for retail, industrial, and foodservice customers, will expand its Lancaster manufacturing location, investing more than $4 million into the expansion, retaining 51 jobs and creating 100 new, full-time jobs over the next three […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Technology and Entrepreneurship of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre today joined Chester County commissioners, Chester County Economic Development Council, and local stakeholders to highlight the funding provided to Chester County restaurants through […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced over $1 million in funding for Delaware County Community College through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program to train over 300 individuals for high-demand occupations in welding, shipbuilding, and manufacturing. The college has worked closely with regional employers to identify what training is most in demand to meet the […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced nearly $200,000 in funding for Pennsylvania State University, on behalf of Penn State New Kensington, through the governor’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to create a hands-on digital technology demonstration and learning lab at the Digital Foundry at New Kensington. “Digital technologies within the manufacturing industry continue to advance […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a leading global manufacturer in design and production of high-quality delivery systems for injectable medicines, will expand and modernize its Williamsport manufacturing plant, investing over $18 million into the expansion. The company is retaining 1,100 jobs statewide and creating over 200 new, family-sustaining, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, Inc., a trusted destination for pet parents and partners everywhere, is expanding its operations in Pittstown Township, Luzerne County, leasing 155,000 square feet of existing space for a pharmacy fulfillment center creating 550 new, full-time jobs. “Pennsylvania is known across the nation as one of the […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $5 million in Keystone Communities Program grant funding for 41 revitalization projects in 21 Pennsylvania counties.>/p> “The Keystone Communities Program helps Pennsylvania’s towns and cities enhance their quality of life to the benefit of residents, visitors, and businesses alike,” said Gov. Wolf. “The program […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of $37,500 in new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the City of Aliquippa for an environmental site assessment in the city’s East End Redevelopment Site in Beaver County. “ISRP funding is critical for ensuring that any potentially harmful chemicals can be […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority for environmental remediation at the former Railroad Rail Yard in Carbondale Township, Lackawanna County. “My administration is committed to revitalizing unused spaces and bringing them back to new, productive […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, and the owners of local restaurant Silantra Asian Street Kitchen to highlight the grant […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) announced today that $14 million in Challenge grant funding has been approved for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “Our longstanding relationship with the “Bens,” as we at DCED call them, has provided for critical […]
Loganville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Wolfgang Confectioners, one of the oldest family-owned chocolate companies in the United States, to announce the company’s plans to expand operations at its state-of-the-art 137,000 sq. ft. Loganville, York County facility, investing more than $3.5 million into the project, retaining 375 jobs and creating 95 new, full-time […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of more than $42,000 for a new Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE) project through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), that will improve infrastructure, save energy, and create and retain jobs in Crawford County. “The PIPE project approved today will […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that nearly $1.5 million in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) funding is being awarded to assist Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness and to prevent future homelessness across the commonwealth. “All Pennsylvanians need a safe place to live, and this critical funding will continue to help individuals and families […]
Bethlehem, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today visited Factory LLC in Bethlehem to tour the facility and highlight the importance of investing in Pennsylvania’s start-up companies. During the visit, he met with companies affiliated with Factory, including Stuffed Puffs®, which received a $1 million funding proposal from the commonwealth in 2019 to expand its manufacturing […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Bucks County Commissioners, Bristol Borough Mayor Joseph Saxton, local lawmakers, Bucks County Economic Development Corporation, Visit Bucks County, the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority, and the owners of […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Trivium Packaging, a metal packaging manufacturer, is expanding its manufacturing operations with upgrades to an existing production line, the installation of an interior sunken dock pit, and a building expansion for receiving steel coil shipments to accommodate new business, investing over $7 million into the upgrades, retaining […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that CertainTeed, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain and a manufacturer of building products including roofing, siding, fencing, and decking, will open a new manufacturing facility in Quakertown, Bucks County, creating 45 new full-time jobs over the next three years, and retaining 533 current positions across the CertainTeed business […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Bonduelle USA, Inc., a French, family-run company involved in the processing and commercialization of canned and frozen vegetables in the United States, and indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Bonduelle US Holding Inc., will expand operations at its Lebanon County facility, investing at least $5 million into the expansion […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has awarded a low-interest loan to a Lebanon County business that will support housing development initiatives and create new jobs. “The funding provided to Paulhus & Associates will help advance housing initiatives in the area, supporting the surrounding community, while […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today joined Sen. Judy Schwank, President and CEO of The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Jim Gerlach, Berks County Commissioner Michael Rivera, and the owners of Mi Casa Su […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that due to an extension granted by the U.S. Department of Treasury, local governments still have time to request their portion of federal Local Fiscal Recovery funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “Municipalities that have not yet […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre joined SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) executive director Kim Wheeler, Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins, and chef and managing team member of ReFarm Café Duke Gastiger today to […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Chief Executive Officer of the Erie County Redevelopment Authority (ECRDA) Tina Mengine, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, and U Pick 6 Public House owner John Melody today […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Lewisburg, PA – The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) today joined the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership, SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG), Union County Commissioners, and restaurant owners to highlight more than $500,000 in funding that will be provided to 19 Union County restaurants […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a leading provider of undersea warfare (USW) solutions for integrated USW systems, sensors, weapons and trainers, including the United States Navy, has selected Pennsylvania as the best place to support its expansion project, expanding operations at its Lemont Furnace engineering and production facility, […]
Harrisburg, PA – Dennis Davin, Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), today commended the City of Philadelphia and PIDC for their efforts to assist 980 local businesses through the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP). Last year, Governor Tom Wolf secured $145 million in funding to support businesses adversely affected by […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Technology and Innovation of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Steve D’Ettorre today joined Kevin Schreiber, President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA) and Julie Wheeler, York County President Commissioner to announce […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding for the Enterprise Development Fund of Erie County, Inc., (EDF) 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. The organization encourages industrial development and job […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf reminded nongovernmental entities to apply for funding for projects that facilitate the deployment of high-speed broadband service infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the commonwealth through the Unserved High-Speed Broadband Funding Program (UHSB). “Since taking office, one of my biggest priorities has been to build out the infrastructure […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist with the purchase of manufacturing machinery and processing equipment in Bucks County and the construction of a new medical facility in Northampton County that could create a combined over 130 full-time jobs. “These […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) to the Berks County Industrial Development Authority for environmental remediation to revitalize the site of a former Berks County pistol range in Bern Township, Berks County. “Since taking office, my administration has been committed to […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced a total of $500,000 in funding for Workforce Solutions for North Central PA and Rhoads Industries, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, for the businesses to develop programs that bring awareness to careers and opportunities within the state’s manufacturing industry and support companies in identifying and training a […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Harrisburg, PA – Deputy Secretary for Business Finance of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Carol Kilko joined Vice President of Economic Development at the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) Melissa Stone, Dauphin County Commissioner George […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $12 million in funding during today’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) meeting to assist with blight remediation in communities across Pennsylvania. “The Blight Remediation Program was created to help municipalities undergo remediation activities, making our communities safer and more pleasant for both residents and visitors alike,” […]
Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced dozens of new project approvals through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) from the Local Share Account (LSA) Monroe and the LSA Northampton and Lehigh programs. The projects will support community development initiatives in Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne counties. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of $3,469,500 million in funding to expand agriculture operations for nine projects in six Pennsylvania counties. The investments approved today will help farmers acquire buildings, farmland, and construct barns and broiler houses. “Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry has a long history of providing critical products to people around […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Truck-Lite, a worldwide leader in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems for commercial vehicles, is relocating its existing headquarters from Falconer, New York, to Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend in Erie County, creating 90 new family-sustaining jobs and retaining 582 positions statewide. The company has three existing […]
Gov. Wolf secured $145 million in pandemic relief for the hospitality industry Altoona, PA – Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Dennis Davin joined Stephen McKnight, President and CEO of The Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD), Altoona Mayor Matthew Pacifico, Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb, and the owners of Mama […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced $200,000 in funding for Catalyst Connection, through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career (MTTC) program, to develop the Essential Skills for Manufacturing (ESM) entry-level training program supporting the expansion and hiring needs of small- and medium-sized manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania. “My administration is focused on eliminating barriers to good-paying jobs and […]
Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Funding Harrisburg, PA – The $145 million COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) launched by the Wolf administration is successfully providing pandemic financial relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the program early this year after his administration secured a transfer of […]
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $5.4 million in Community Block Grant Development (CDBG) competitive, set-aside funding to help five communities update existing water and/or sewer systems, helping to improve the quality of life for residents in Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Jefferson, and Potter counties. “The projects approved today will provide a […]
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 250 Cross Farm Lane, LLC (CFL), a subsidiary of PSC Biotech Corporation, will open a new contract pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in York County. CFL will transfer equipment, staff, and customers from its Wisconsin site to CFL in Conewago Township, investing over $22 million and bringing 100 […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $11 million in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will help seven companies in five counties create and retain employees, grow their operations, and improve their facilities. “Pennsylvania’s job creators are getting people back to work, creating new opportunities and possibilities […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $650,000 in new funding that will connect apprentices with classroom training leading 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. “This funding supports programs designed specifically to offer the relevant and […]
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) 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 – 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 […]
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 – 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 […]
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 – 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, 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 […]
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