Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

PA DECD Rick Siger

Governor Josh Shapiro is hyper-focused on growing the economy and making Pennsylvania a leader in business. Our location, higher ed, and quality of life are second-to-none. And we’re committed to getting even better. We’re at the start of new chapter of growth and competitiveness in Pennsylvania.

— Rick Siger, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo: Adobe Stock)


Life Sciences: Pennsylvania’s $50 billion life sciences ecosystem is among the top states in academic R&D, NIH research funding, venture capital investments, and patenting.

Robotics and AI: Innovations in autonomous vehicles, space exploration, agriculture, and more are being developed here due to world-class institutions like Carnegie Mellon University.

Advanced Manufacturing: Our tech schools, community colleges, and business have created a workforce of problem-solvers and strategists, digital operators, engineers, and others who can blend management and STEM skills.


EMD Electronics (Versum Materials)
Rush Township
$295.8 million
Purolite LLC
New Garden Township
$189 million
Chubb / Ace American Insurance Company
City of Philadelphia
$68.7 million
Re:Build Manufacturing
New Kensington
$64.5 million
Triumph Sheets, LLC
$52.4 million



Pennsylvania gets it done
Pennsylvania is freshly energized to welcome businesses from all over the country and the world. Our businesses are powered by our 6.5-million-strong workforce, world-class higher education institutions, and targeted workforce development programs that fill our resilient talent pipelines.


Pittsburgh Region
Pittsburgh is a testbed and proving ground for world-shaping technologies and innovations. Collaborative and supportive, the region gives companies and individuals, worldwide, the opportunity to incubate and accelerate ideas that define tomorrow across future-focused industries: AI and robotics, advanced manufacturing, energy and life sciences. If your business is invested in the future of what’s next, make the Pittsburgh region your investment location decision.


Population (July 2022 est.): 12,972,008¹
Largest Cities (2020): Philadelphia (1,601,005); Pittsburgh (302,777); Allentown (125,971); Reading (94,981); Erie (94,639)¹
Real GDP (2022): $711 billion²

¹U.S. Census Bureau
²Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Dept. of Commerce


PA SITES: Gov. Josh Shapiro has secured $10 million in grant funding to help more sites across the Commonwealth become “shovel ready” for businesses. Grants will be awarded to help make sites competitive for prospective businesses, including transportation access improvements, utility extensions, or grading of pad-ready sites.


Top 5 Food Processing
2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Healthcare Jobs
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Life Sciences
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Semiconductors
2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Cybersecurity
2023 State Rankings
#2 Tech Talent Leaders (Labor Pool Under 50K): Pittsburgh
2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Top Performing Container Ports: Port of Philadelphia
2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


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