Tag: International

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Cardbox Packaging, Inc., a multi-national manufacturer of paper/carton-based packaging products, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first headquarters and manufacturing operation in the United States. “More companies continue to select Pennsylvania as the best place to do business in the U.S.,” Governor Wolf said. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Makin Metal Powders Ltd., a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of metal powders, has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its first manufacturing operation in the United States. The project will create nearly 40 manufacturing jobs at the selected site in Clearfield County. “Pennsylvania has a rich history […]
Exporting offers companies an opportunity to grow by expanding the sale of their products or services in international markets. In 2016, Pennsylvania businesses exported $36.5 billion in goods and services, with top export destinations including Canada, Mexico, China, and the United Kingdom. Bringing the World to PA   The [Authorized Trade Representatives] give us valuable information […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Chairman Bibhuti Aryal and Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs joined Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin and local leaders in Pittsburgh to unveil the “Power of the Purse: How Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Contribute to the […]
This past June, DCED’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) headed to Washington D.C. to attend the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit, the highest-profile national event dedicated to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other decision-makers and thought leaders, each summit focuses on a timely […]
Pennsylvania recognizes that trade shows are often invaluable to young or small-scale companies. Trade shows provide businesses with a platform and targeted audience for their goods and services, as well as opportunities to identify new customers and partners. Those opportunities are what Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) and 12 Pennsylvania companies aimed to […]
A fifth-generation family business in Philadelphia, Bassetts Ice Cream is proudly known as America’s oldest ice cream company. This full-service frozen dessert distributor exclusively uses Pennsylvania milk in its products, and distributes ice cream around the nation and the world. In honor of National Ice Cream month, we spoke to Alex Bassett Strange, an Account […]
Pennsylvania is no stranger to foreign direct investment. Home to more than 6,100 foreign-owned firms employing over 334,000 workers; the commonwealth has been providing quality assistance to international companies for more than 20 years. The Office of International Business Development (OIBD), housed within Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), offers customized services to […]
Pennsylvania is no stranger to foreign direct investment. Home to more than 6,100 foreign-owned firms employing over 334,000 workers; the commonwealth has been providing quality assistance to international companies for more than 20 years. The Office of International Business Development (OIBD), housed within Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), offers customized services to […]
Release Date: March 1, 2017 11:40 am Author: Heidi Havens Philadelphia, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today provided remarks at a ribbon cutting event for Adaptimmune Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that committed to the creation of 110 new, full-time jobs through a 2015 project with the Governor’s […]
Pennsylvania has maintained a dedicated team of professionals focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) for over two decades, providing quality assistance to international companies interested in establishing business operations in our state. Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) is responsible for offering customized services to help […]
Pennsylvania’s legacy as a life sciences leader began when we opened the nation’s first hospital in Philadelphia in 1752. Today, this industry’s continued success is evidenced by the 2,300 life sciences establishments and 77,000 life sciences employees that call Pennsylvania home. In a few days, the Department of Community & Economic Development’s Office of International […]
Release Date: November 10, 2016 11:10 am Author: Heidi Havens Harrisburg, PA – Today, as part of a stop on his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Almac Group, Inc., a global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, will expand operations at its existing U.S. headquarters […]
Bringing the World to PA

Bringing the World to PA

September 14, 2016
Exports play a very large role in Pennsylvania’s economy. Just how large? Well, the Pennsylvania-grown and made goods that are available around the globe to customers in 210 countries and territories generate an economic impact totaling approximately $39.4 billion, or roughly 6.5 percent of the commonwealth’s GDP. And, what exactly do we export? You may […]
Did you know that Pennsylvania is home to more than 6,107 international business foreign locations that currently employ over 334,871 people? Chances are, you probably live or work near some of them. While Pennsylvania is celebrated for its rich history, many of our state’s latest and greatest success stories are focused on the future. The […]