Weekly Update: Promoting Business in PA, Supporting STEM Education, Sending More Aid to Puerto Rico

By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf

September 29, 2017

Governor Wolf kicked off this week with the opening of Perdue’s new soybean processing plant. On Tuesday, Governor Wolf recognized and celebrated PhilaPort for achieving its highest monthly total cargo volume, breaking the previous record from earlier this year.

Governor Wolf also announced the Department of Community and Economic Development’s first approvals of loans for the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, a program designed to empower minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disabled owned, and LGBT-owned businesses. On Friday, the governor announced the launch of PA Preferred Brews, a branding program under the Department of Agriculture dedicated to beers brewed in PA using agricultural commodities grown in the state.

This week, Wolf Administration officials from the Department of Education and the Department of Labor & Industry promoted the importance of STEM education and careers in the state and highlight the successes of Pennsylvania’s STEM ecosystems over the past few years. On Thursday, Governor Wolf, the Department of Labor & Industry, and Team PA announced that 64 school districts have been awarded Career Readiness Mini-Grants.

Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania would be sending more resources to Puerto Rico and the state is ready and willing to fulfill additional aid requests. The governor also called on the federal government to act with greater urgency to assist millions of residents in the American territory facing a humanitarian crisis.

Governor Wolf’s Week, September 24 – September 30, 2017

Monday, 9/25/17
Tuesday, 9/26/17
Wednesday, 9/27/17
Thursday, 9/28/17
Friday, 9/29/17

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