Global enterprise software company SAP will expand its operations and create a total of 392 new, high-wage positions in Pittsburgh and Newtown Square, PA. SAP will build a new facility on Pittsburgh’s North Shore to accommodate future growth, improve operating efficiency, and attract talent. The company will invest $72.22 million in that project, which includes leasehold and infrastructure improvements and equipment purchases. Over the next three years, SAP will create 242 jobs at the company’s new Pittsburgh location and an additional 150 jobs at its U.S. headquarters in Newtown Square, Delaware County, adding to its existing Pennsylvania-based workforce of 3,305 employees.
“We’re proud to have called the commonwealth home for nearly three decades, and we are excited to continue to expand in Pennsylvania as we grow our workforce and presence in the United States,” said Jennifer Morgan, president, SAP North America. “Our partnership with the commonwealth and the governor’s office is a model for how the public sector and the business community can work together to drive innovation, grow the economy, and create 21st Century jobs in every community across our country. We look forward to continuing to grow and invest in the commonwealth and in many other communities across the United States.”
SAP received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $600,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $1,176,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
“Pennsylvania’s nearly 300 colleges and universities each year add highly skilled graduates to our labor force of more than 6.5 million, which is of great benefit to the commonwealth’s growing register of technology companies,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I’m pleased that SAP has decided to make the most of this invaluable resource, I look forward to the company’s continued growth and success in the years to come.”
Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.
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