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
- Governor Wolf, Secretary Redding Celebrate Perdue Soybean Plant Opening; Tout ‘Jobs that Pay’, Expanded Market Opportunities for PA Farmers
- Wolf Administration Announces First Approvals of Loans for the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, Promoting Economic Growth Through Diversity
- Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Former U.S. Representatives William “Bill” Goodling and Joseph McDade
- Governor Wolf Celebrates Record Breaking Month at PhilaPort
- Wolf Administration Highlights STEM Success Careers in the Commonwealth
- Governor Wolf Calls for U.S. Senate to Restart Bipartisan Market Stabilization Process
- Governor Wolf Announces “Code4PA” Hackathon to Promote Innovation and Civic Engagement
- Governor Wolf Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Education Funding
- Wolf Administration and Team Pennsylvania Announce Career Readiness Mini-Grants to 64 School Districts
- Governor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Kicks Off First Regional Roundtable
- Governor Wolf Announces New Branding Program for PA-Brewed Beers; Touts ‘Jobs that Pay’ Potential of Local Brewers
- Governor Wolf Announces Receipt of $5.7 Million Federal Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Highlights from The Blog
- September Jobs That Pay Update: Workforce Development, Jumpstarting Small Businesses, Proudly PA
- GUEST BLOG: Emergency Preparedness for Older Pennsylvanians
Highlights from Twitter
Success in STEM fields like robotics, computer science, engineering & business is creating a workforce to drive PA’s economy & attract biz. https://t.co/5XawcHwmeW
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) September 26, 2017
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