October Jobs That Pay Update: #AmazonInPA, Launching Google Skills, Moving Jobs from NYC to the Lehigh Valley
By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
October 25, 2017
This month, Pennsylvania continued to attract businesses in pursuit of highly skilled talent and a robust economic climate that only the Keystone State can offer.
Following Amazon’s request for proposals for a second headquarters in North America, Governor Wolf lead a statewide bipartisan effort to promote the commonwealth as the prime location for the company’s HQ2 project. The effort included the launch of Amazon in PA web page, a collection of economic facts and joint letters of support from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, legislative leaders, education advocates, and cabinet officials.
Highlights this month also include Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Pittsburgh launch of Grow with Google, a new digital skills workforce development initiative to help educators and small business nationwide, and the announcement that Royal Industries International, Inc., a manufacturer of promotional products, plans to move operations from Brooklyn, NY to Allentown, creating 80 new Pennsylvania jobs.
Governor Wolf also joined Steve Case, founder of AOL and Revolution, on the Rise of the Rest tour that showcased several start-ups operating in central Pennsylvania.
Finally, two Pennsylvania cities were ranked in the top 25 startup cities, Philadelphia (3) and Pittsburgh (12), according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Highlights from October 2017
- Governor Wolf Announces Relocation of Royal Industries International, Inc. Into Pennsylvania, Creating 80 Jobs
- Governor Wolf Announces Google to Invest in Workforce, Business Development
- Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Hears From North Central Pennsylvania
- State Leaders Come Together in Effort to Attract Amazon HQ2 to Pennsylvania
- Governor Wolf Announces Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 12 Counties
- Wolf Administration to Announce Partnership with CVS Health to Create ‘Jobs that Pay’ for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities
- Governor Wolf Announces $25.4 Million Investment in Clean Water Infrastructure Impacting Seven Counties
- Governor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this Year
- Governor Wolf Launches New Manufacturing PA Initiative
- Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Highlights from Instagram
When @google CEO @sundarpichai came to the U.S. for the first time 24 years ago, he came to Pittsburgh to visit his uncle who lived there. On Thursday, I was in Pittsburgh with him for the launch of #GrowWithGoogle, a series of initiatives that will help develop small local businesses and make digital literacy accessible to more people. Sundar said that he remains a technology optimist because he believes in people. Thank you for believing in Pennsylvanians.
Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, visited York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg yesterday to hear pitches from local entrepreneurs on his nationwide @riseofrest tour. They are on a mission to recognize great American entrepreneurship across the U.S. — not just in a few coastal cities. Congratulations to Device Events for winning the business pitch competition and $100,000 in funding, and thank you to all who submitted ideas — you all make us #PAproud.
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