Pennsylvania

Industry news related to corporate real estate, economic development trends, site selection information and corporate expansion throughout Pennsylvania.

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[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
PhilaPort

Biden Administration Awards PhilaPort $20.3M For Expansion

The Port of Philadelphia will use the award to build a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and make safety and efficiency upgrades at the Tioga Marine Terminal.
iDEAL Semiconductor

Semiconductor Startup Expands In Pennsylvania

iDEAL Semiconductor will add 63 jobs and invest $3.4 million in an expansion project in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
healthcare industry locations

Looking To A Healthy Future

Significant population shifts, the pandemic, and Industry innovations are shaping the site decisions healthcare and medical device companies are making.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
hybrid work trend

Companies Choosing High Quality Offices In Response To Hybrid Work

Companies are choosing high quality offices to encourage employees to work from the office and be their most productive when there, according to CBRE analysis.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.
FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026 To Boost Economy Across 16 Host Cities

The 16 Host Cities picked for FIFA World Cup 2026 were selected based on transportation, human rights, stadium infrastructure, fan fest locations and training sites.
Freshpet Lehigh Valley PA

New Freshpet Plant Will Create About 100 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The healthy pet food maker will build a state-of-the-art Innovation Kitchen near its existing Freshpet Kitchens campus in the Lehigh Valley.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
Encina Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility

Encina To Build $1.1B Advanced Manufacturing Facility In Pennsylvania 

Encina will create 300 new jobs in Northumberland County, PA; UnityLab is relocating its headquarters to Sullivan County.
USGBC LEED for Cities

15 Cities, Counties Join Green Buildings Leadership Program

In partnership with Bank of America, USGBC LEED for Cities certification has provided over $2 million to accelerate action on climate change, resilience, and social equity.
gas prices

Taking The Initiative In The Face Of Higher Gas Prices

Maryland and Georgia temporarily suspended state taxes on gasoline, providing drivers some relief in the face of rising gas prices. Will others follow?
Port Of Philadelphia Gov. Wolf

Port Of Philadelphia: Gov. Wolf Announces $246M Investment

Pennsylvania will invest an additional $246 million into the Port of Philadelphia to continue modernization efforts and improve regional economic stability.
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Spot & Tango Bringing 100 Manufacturing Jobs To Pennsylvania

Pet health and wellness company Spot & Tango will open its first manufacturing facility in Lehigh County, PA this summer. 
Spark Therapeutics Philadelphia

Spark Therapeutics To Invest $575M In Philadelphia

The commercial gene therapy company's state-of-the-art innovation center will be located on Drexel University’s campus in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood.
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.

September 11: 20 Years Later

What has not changed since September 11, 2001. (Re-published from September 9, 2016.)
Chewy Archbald Luzerne County

Chewy Expansion Will Create More Than 500 Jobs In Pennsylvania

Pet e-commerce company Chewy, Inc. will invest $25M to create a pharmacy fulfillment center in Pittstown Township, PA.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.