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
- Governor Wolf Touts SAP America Expansion Across Pennsylvania
- On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Tours Power Home Remodeling Group in Chester
- Governor Wolf Tours Revitalized West Reading Community Supported by State Investment
- Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Clarion Sintered Metals in Elk County, Creation of 55 New Jobs
- Governor Wolf, PennDOT Announce Completion of State’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange
- Governor Wolf Touts Work to Build Vibrant Agriculture Industry, Rural Communities in PA during Visit to Ag Progress Days
- Governor Wolf Announces COE Distributing to Expand, Moving Operations from Out of State to Fayette County
- On ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Logistics Plus Inc.
- Governor Wolf Touts Economic Opportunities of Almono Site and Hazelwood Business District
- Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support Seven Small Business Projects
- Governor Wolf Tours Scranton Neighborhood Redevelopment Supported with State Investments
- Governor Wolf Announces Socafe To Relocate to Pennsylvania and Create 130 New Jobs in Lackawanna County
- Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Jobs that Pay Tour at University City Science Center
Highlights from Instagram
Here’s a fun moment from my visit to @sap yesterday — had a great time meeting the folks who work in “Mission Control,” the customer support center for the company based in Pennsylvania which serves all of North America. Whether it’s through expanding its Pennsylvania operation to create 400 new jobs, or through Ice Cream Thursdays, SAP’s investment in its employees and commitment to Pennsylvania’s workforce makes us #PAproud.
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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