February Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, PA Business One-Stop Shop, 21st Century Workforce Development, and Community Investments
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
February 14, 2018
This month, Governor Wolf continued making the case for #AmazonInPA, launched PA Business One-Stop Shop, and announced an ambitious $50 million workforce development plan and investments expected to create and retain more than 3,700 jobs across the commonwealth.
Governor Wolf also terminated Pittsburgh’s outdated status as a distressed municipality, making it the second city and the 14th municipality to exit the program.
One Step Closer to #AmazonInPA
Amazon named two Keystone cities — Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — as potential homes for its second headquarters, making Pennsylvania one of only two states to have more than one city under consideration.
Ensuring PA’s Workforce is Ready for 21st Century Jobs
This month, Governor Wolf outlined an ambitious plan to ensure Pennsylvania’s workforce has the skills and education to lead in today’s economy. The governor proposed a first-of-its-kind $50 million strategic investment in job training and the launch of PAsmart, a realignment of workforce development that focuses on 21st century job training spanning across K-12 education to apprenticeship programs.
Launching PA Business One-Stop Shop
Starting or growing a business in Pennsylvania? Earlier this month, Governor Wolf launched PA Business One-Stop Shop — a sole source to guide entrepreneurs and small businesses through all stages of development.
Investing in Infrastructure and Community Development
Governor Wolf continued to invest in Pennsylvania communities with more than $74 million in water infrastructure projects and funding for 79 community development projects and 45 highway, pedestrian, and waterway projects.
Highlights from January – February 2018
- Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New Jobs
- Governor Wolf Statement on Two Pennsylvania Cities Making Amazon Shortlist
- Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Seven Business Development Projects Projected to Create More Than 2,300 Jobs Statewide
- Governor Wolf Announces Investments in 79 Community Development, Infrastructure Projects in Monroe and Surrounding Counties
- Governor Wolf Announces PAC Worldwide to Create More Than 160 New Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion into Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Celebrates Schools Demonstrating Career and Technical Education Excellence
- Governor Wolf Announces $74 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 11 Counties
- Governor Wolf to Reaffirm Commitment to Public Education, Skills Training in 2018-19 Budget
- Governor Wolf to Expand Job and Skills Training, Launch PAsmart Initiative in 2018-19 Budget
- Governor Wolf’s Budget Aims to Bolster Economy, Workforce through Education, Skills Training
- Governor Wolf Launches PA Business One-Stop Shop to Support Pennsylvania Entrepreneurship
- Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 20 Small Business Projects in 13 Counties, Supporting More Than 1,100 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces 45 Multimodal Transportation Projects to Benefit 22 Counties
- Governor Wolf Announces Transportation Investment to Support City of Coatesville
- Governor Wolf Announces Pittsburgh Has Emerged from Distressed Status Under Act 47
- Governor Wolf Reinforces Commitment to Rural Communities, Local Infrastructure with New Investments
Highlight from Instagram
Meet Michael – he’s head of the machine shop at LCR Embedded Systems in Norristown, and someone whose career journey I shared in my address to the General Assembly yesterday. Michael is a true Pennsylvania success story. Without a college degree, he didn’t expect to advance so quickly with the manufacturing company he works for. But through one of our state workforce training programs, he was able to pursue new opportunities and build a family-sustaining career. By investing in Pennsylvanians, my administration is making stories like Michael’s a reality for more Pennsylvania workers.
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