Gov. Shapiro Announces PA Economic Development Roadmap

by | Jan 31, 2024 | News

Pennsylvania has a new economic development roadmap. Yesterday Governor Shapiro joined with Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger to announce the new strategy, programs, and approaches. “This plan considers all regions, assets and community cultures and promises to link those purposely in its rollout,” said Altoona Blair County Development Corporation President and CEO, Stephen McKnight. “I was pleased to be a part of this effort, serving as the President of the PA Economic Development Association and working closely with the DCED team during the planning process,” McKnight added.

This is the first comprehensive plan of its kind to guide the Commonwealth’s economic growth in almost 20 years. The full plan can be found here: Pennsylvania Economic Development Strategy 

“For too long, Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have invested and focused on economic development while our Commonwealth has lacked a targeted game plan and serious investment,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “With this plan, for the first time in nearly two decades, Pennsylvania has a serious economic development strategy that brings together our private and public sectors, our highly skilled workers, and our world-class universities. We’re ready to work together to grow our economy, create jobs, foster innovation, and economic opportunity, and build vibrant communities – because when we work together, Pennsylvania Gets It Done.”

The new ten-year strategy, announced during a visit to global life sciences manufacturing company OraSure Technologies, will capitalize on the Commonwealth’s strengths and reignite our economy.

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