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Governor Wolf: New State Funding Will Take Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace in the Johnstown Area

Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting. “My administration is thrilled to support the…

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Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Six Counties

Governor Tom Wolf announced seven new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the purchase of new technology and equipment, provide early intervention and adult care services to Pennsylvanians, create a new Commercial Driver License certification center, and support the creation of new full-time jobs across the commonwealth. “The…

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Governor Wolf: Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Tax Rate Reduced to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Governor Tom Wolf today announced Pennsylvania businesses will see a reduction in their unemployment compensation (UC) tax rates, saving an estimated $552 million this year. The Department of Labor & Industry eliminated the 1.1 percent UC tax rate interest factor effective January 1, 2020. This is the lowest UC tax rate on record since 1979.…

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Space Robotics Company Expands in Allegheny County, Creating More Than 90 Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Astrobotic Technology, Inc., a space robotics company whose mission is to make outer space accessible to the world, will relocate its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, creating 95 jobs and maintaining 20 jobs. “With products developed in Pittsburgh launching to the moon, companies like Astrobotic show the world the innovative…

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Governor Wolf Announces $1.2 Million in PLCB Grants to Develop and Promote Pennsylvania Beers

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved $1.2 million in grants for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects. “Pennsylvania’s craft brewers are some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial people…

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