August Jobs That Pay Update: Supporting Start-Ups, Celebrating Expansion, Revitalizing Neighborhoods

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

August 30, 2017

This August, the Keystone State continues to be an ideal place to kick start a new business, expand operations, and recruit the best talent.

Highlights include Governor Wolf’s visit to the Almono-Hazelwood Mill 19 redevelopment site in Pittsburgh — part of a massive revitalization of the largest remaining brownfield in the Steel City — as well as meeting with companies supported by the University City Science Center’s incubator program in Philadelphia. This month also included important infrastructure announcements — including the introduction of Pennsylvania’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange.

Governor Wolf also celebrated companies adding jobs and expanding operations in The City of Chester and Newtown Township in Delaware County, Elk County, Erie County, Fayette County, and Lackawanna County, as well as toured various neighborhood revitalization projects in Pittsburgh, Reading and Scranton.

Pennsylvania is open for business, and this administration is constantly seeking new ways to make it easier for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and family-owned businesses to have the support they need to succeed and grow in the commonwealth.

Highlights from August 2017

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West Reading is on the rise. I was there yesterday visiting with residents and business owners who are part of the great revitalization happening in the borough’s historic downtown. Local artists (pictured in first photo) have helped to develop the Mural Corridor on Cherry Street (second photo), which has become a lively part of the neighborhood’s identity. I also had the pleasure of meeting Simon the cat (third photo), who is famous in his neighborhood for sitting on the porch like a dog with his human, Debbie, who is featured in several of the murals. At @sweetrideicecream, I met owner Angie Farrel (fourth photo), who started the shop as a food truck and opened her storefront last year (she’s thrilled to have taken the leap to open her store — congrats, Angie). I got my favorite, as always — vanilla ice cream soda.

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