Press Releases

Governor Josh Shapiro Signs Executive Order on Commonwealth Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence, Taking Proactive Step to Harness New Technology While Empowering State Workforce

The Executive Order will allow Commonwealth agencies to use innovative artificial intelligence technology ethically and responsibly to better serve residents, businesses, and industry while engaging with Pennsylvania’s leading AI sector Governor Shapiro believes there is no wrong door to engage with state government – and artificial intelligence has the power to help employees serve more […]

Governor’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Announces New Members 

Harrisburg, Pa – Today, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on LGBTQ Affairs announced its 29 new members. The Commission’s purpose is to gather information regarding LGBTQ Pennsylvanians’ experiences and needs; review, evaluate, and assess programs affecting them; provide the Governor with information and recommendations regarding how best to meet their needs; and provide information about programs and […]

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Ranked As One of the Top Employers in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was ranked among the top employers in PA by workers in a new survey conducted by Forbes Magazine and Statista. The Commonwealth was one of only four government entities to make the list of 97 Pennsylvania employers. “My Administration has made clear from day one that we are […]

Governor Shapiro Signs Executive Order to Open Up New Opportunities for Small Businesses and Small Diverse Businesses, Improve State Procurement Practices

The Executive Order increases opportunities for small and small diverse businesses to secure prime contracts, raises the revenue limit so more small businesses can qualify, instructs Commonwealth agencies to provide key technical and capital access support to small and small diverse businesses, and creates a new advisory council. Governor Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Davis promised […]

ICYMI: New Reporting Details Shapiro Administration’s Significant Progress Making Government Work Faster, More Efficiently for Pennsylvanians

Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted how Governor Josh Shapiro’s Administration has made “Pennsylvania more friendly for businesses and workers” by making “significant progress, after completing the first-ever catalog of all 2,400 state permits, certificates, licenses, and other necessary filings.” In his first month in office, Governor Shapiro signed an Executive Order to […]