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Current official press releases, events, initiatives, and other activities involving the Pennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Development.

Release Date: September 3, 2015 1:02 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Alcoa, a lightweight metals manufacturer, will expand its R&D site in Upper Burrell Township, Westmoreland County and create at least 90 new, full-time positions.“Today’s announcement makes it clear that Alcoa has shown a commitment to continue […]
Release Date: September 2, 2015 1:34 pm Author: Dan Carrigan Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least 109 new jobs and […]
Release Date: August 26, 2015 4:30 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Bollman Hat Company, the oldest hat maker in the U.S., will expand its operations in Adamstown, Lancaster County. The expansion will create 41 new, full-time jobs.“Bollman’s decision to bring a product line from China to Lancaster […]
Release Date: August 24, 2015 1:28 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced today that the City of Nanticoke’s status as a distressed municipality under Act 47 is terminated. Nanticoke is the first city and tenth municipality to exit the program.“Today is an exciting […]
Release Date: August 20, 2015 3:45 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Lewisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins today continued the “Jobs that Pay” tour in downtown Lewisburg at ‘Startup Lewisburg’ by attending a ribbon-cutting tour to mark five new and expanded businesses and providing remarks […]
Release Date: August 11, 2015 1:05 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Norristown, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at LCR Embedded Systems, Inc., a provider of electronic equipment as well as engineering and manufacturing capabilities to defense and rugged industrial markets, to highlight Governor […]
Release Date: August 7, 2015 3:15 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Neptune Solutions Company, a water treatment technology company serving the oil and gas industries, will establish its new headquarters in Eighty Four, Washington County, resulting in the creation of 30 new, full-time jobs.“Natural gas production is […]
Release Date: August 5, 2015 12:15 pm Author: Dan Carrigan Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least 73 new jobs and […]
Release Date: August 4, 2015 5:15 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Tyber Medical LLC, an orthopedic device company that develops and markets implants in the spine and trauma markets, will establish a new site in Hanover Township, Northampton County to serve as its corporate headquarters and manufacturing […]
Release Date: July 29, 2015 3:15 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Lititz, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at Versatek Enterprises, LLC, a manufacturer of custom product displays, store fixtures, cabinets, parts and assemblies serving the convenience store and entertainment industries, to highlight Governor […]
Release Date: July 17, 2015 5:15 pm Author: Dan Carrigan Lewisburg, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Sheri Collins today continued the “Jobs that Pay” tour at Bucknell University Small Business Development Center’s Celebration of Small Businesses, providing remarks on Governor Wolf’s commitment to support entrepreneurs, small businesses, and increase technology investments. […]
Williamsport, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino today continued the “Jobs that Pay” tour at Pennsylvania College of Technology, to highlight Governor Wolf’s proposals to increase funding for workforce development and employer training initiatives. “Governor Wolf’s budget bridges the training […]
Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support a new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) project with an investment of $500,000 in Clearfield County.“The Commonwealth Financing Authority made a key investment today for Pennsylvania’s environment and growth,” Governor Wolf said. “The project approved today […]
Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg, PA – The Commonwealth Financing Authority today approved the allocation of $3,410,609 in gaming funds to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to support 14 community and economic development initiatives.“The projects approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority will positively impact Allegheny County,” Governor Wolf said. “Capital available through casino revenues […]
Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the allocation of more than $12,772,180 in gaming funds to support 54 community and economic development projects in Luzerne County.“The projects approved today through the CFA will provide a much needed impact to the citizens of Luzerne County,” said […]
Release Date: Jul 01, 2015 11:28 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least 105 new jobs and retain […]
Release Date: Jun 29, 2015 2:46 pm Author: Dan Carrigan Erie, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at the Erie Technology Incubator at Gannon University to highlight Governor Wolf’s commitment to support entrepreneurs and increase technology investments. “The significant reforms proposed in Governor Wolf’s […]
Release Date: Jun 26, 2015 1:23 pm Author: Dan Carrigan Pittsburgh, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at the business accelerators, AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear, to highlight Governor Wolf’s commitment to support entrepreneurs and increase technology investments. “State support for technology innovation has become increasingly important to ensure growth in […]
Release Date: Jun 24, 2015 4:29 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Hanover, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin continues his “Jobs that Pay” tour with the announcement that Apio, Inc., a specialty food processor, will expand its manufacturing and distribution plant in Penn Township, York County. The expansion will create 256 […]
Release Date: Jun 23, 2015 3:32 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger State College, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College, business incubator and entrepreneurial support system, to highlight Governor Wolf’s commitment to support entrepreneurs and increase technology investments. […]
Release Date: Jun 22, 2015 3:23 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger – 717-783-1132 Hollidaysburg, PA– Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his “Jobs that Pay” tour at Curry Rail Services, a locomotive and freight car manufacturing and service facility, highlighting Governor Wolf’s proposals to reinvigorate Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and recapitalize various […]
Release Date: Jun 19, 2015 2:04 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Ligonier, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today visited with small businesses, local officials, and tourism partners, highlighting Governor Wolf’s proposals to support Pennsylvania’s small businesses and increase promotional tourism efforts that drive statewide economic impacts. “Pennsylvania tourism has enormous […]
Release Date: Jun 18, 2015 1:00 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Great Dane, a leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, will establish a new facility in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County, creating 150 new jobs. “Today I am thrilled to recognize 150 new manufacturing jobs coming to Northumberland County. Through […]
Release Date: Jun 15, 2015 3:22 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Bristol, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today visited Bioplast Manufacturing, LLC and WorldWide Life Sciences to highlight Governor Wolf’s proposals to reinvigorate Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and provide additional support to small businesses at the first stop on his “Jobs […]
Release Date: Jun 12, 2015 3:38 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and senior staff will head to the 2015 BIO International Convention, June 15-18, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, to showcase Pennsylvania as a leader in the life science industry. “The commonwealth boasts more […]
Release Date: Jun 05, 2015 11:34 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today named Econsult Solutions, Fairmount Capital Advisors, and McNees Wallace Nurick as the coordinator for developing and implementing a recovery plan for the Borough of Colwyn. “This team of more than 15 professionals […]
Release Date: Jun 05, 2015 11:34 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Harrisburg, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today named Econsult Solutions, Fairmount Capital Advisors, and McNees Wallace Nurick as the coordinator for developing and implementing a recovery plan for the Borough of Colwyn. “This team of more than 15 professionals […]
Release Date: Jun 03, 2015 11:23 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses and are projected to create and retain a total of 68 jobs throughout the commonwealth. […]
Release Date: May 27, 2015 12:01 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger 717-783-1132 Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the allocation of more than $10.76 million in gaming funds to support community improvement, economic development and public interest projects in Monroe, Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne Counties. “The projects approved by the […]
Release Date: May 21, 2015 11:35 am Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Governor Tom Wolf announced today that All Fresh Farms, LLC, an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation that specializes in growing lettuce mixes, kales, and basil, will establish a new facility in Greene Township, Pike County, a move that will create at least 200 […]
Release Date: May 20, 2015 9:22 am Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced today that SunOpta, Inc., a manufacturer of flexible pouches for healthy snacking and baby food, will expand to add aseptic production lines at its existing manufacturing facility in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, a […]
Release Date: May 19, 2015 4:04 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today congratulated the inaugural class of the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services School of Municipal Government at a ceremony today at the Capitol Building.  “I am pleased to recognize the efforts of the individuals […]

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary Wilfred Muskens, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, today accepted the 2015 President’s “E Star” Award for Export Service presented to Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development. The ceremony was held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition of Pennsylvania’s significant and sustained contribution to the increase of American exports.

Release Date: May 15, 2015 at 3:00 AM Author: Larry Portzline Shippensburg University’s online MBA program was recently ranked the 10th “best value in the nation” and “best in Pennsylvania” by ValueColleges.com. In its listing of the Top 50 Best Value Online MBA Programs of 2015, Value Colleges said Shippensburg University “offers an online MBA […]
Release Date: May 07, 2015 2:51 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create at least nine new jobs and retain […]
Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), an integrated commercial real estate and investment management firm, will relocate and expand its operations by serving as the primary tenant at the newly constructed Tower Two-Sixty in downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, a move that will create 115 new jobs over three years.
Release Date: May 06, 2015 2:28 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Dennis Davin has determined that the Borough of Colwyn, Delaware County is “financially distressed” under the provision of Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, or Act 47. Davin now has 30 days to appoint a recovery […]
Release Date: Apr 15, 2015 3:46 pm Author: Heidi Havens; 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today recognized municipalities and local government officials for their dedication and commitment to strengthen their communities and better serve their residents. “Today’s events are a celebration of successful local government initiatives that have produced […]
Release Date: Apr 10, 2015 12:08 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davintoday announced that with technical assistance from the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, the Harmony and Zelienople Fire Companies in Butler County will consolidate operations into a single company to improve services and reduce […]
Release Date: Apr 07, 2015 2:56 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC, (“Universal Pasteurization” and “UPC”), a provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services to domestic food manufacturers, will establish a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County — a move that will […]
Release Date: Apr 01, 2015 4:46 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that new state investments approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of Pennsylvania businesses that are projected to create 87 new jobs and retain an additional […]
Release Date: Mar 20, 2015 11:44 am Author: Lyndsay Kensinger, 717-783-1132 The Pennsylvania Tourism Office today kicked off travel season with the release of the 2015 Vacation Guide, which highlights the commonwealth’s unique travel destinations and experiences as well as must-see attractions and events. “Travelers are offered the chance to explore the incredible history, outdoor […]
Release Date: Mar 10, 2015 5:04 pm Author: Heidi Havens, 717-783-1132 Governor Wolf announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved funding to support new Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) projects with the investment of more than $6.0 million in grants. “Today’s investments approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority are a start to building a […]
Release Date: Mar 03, 2015 3:04 pm Author: Lyndsay Kensinger – 717.783.1132 Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Secretary Dennis Davin today highlighted key portions of Governor Tom Wolf’s 2015-16 Budget aimed at creating a pro-business climate, building Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and creating good-paying, middle class jobs “Governor Wolf’s proposed budget will have a […]
Release Date: Feb 03, 2015 5:49 pm Author: Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800 Harrisburg– Governor Tom Wolf today announced that ocean carriers can apply for PennDOT’s new Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program that aims to increase cargo activity in the Port of Philadelphia. The program was established through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund and commits up to $1 million annually for five […]
For the first time, nontraditional students at all 14 of Pennsylvania’s community colleges be able to receive credit for their work and life experiences. The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges launched College Credit FastTrack today at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Midtown Campus on North Third Street. Nicholas Neupauer, president of Butler County Community College and […]
Release Date: Jan 30, 2015 12:00 pm Author: Michael T. Rodriguez, 717-783-9807 Harrisburg – Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, more than 600 students, representing more than 120 schools, will participate in The Governor’s Pennsylvania STEM Competition regional tournaments. A total of 21 tournaments will be hosted by Pennsylvania’s Intermediate Units and held throughout the month of […]
Each year, the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS) hosts the annual Local Government Day ceremony to honor local government officials who have found creative ways to improve their communities.