International trade continues to be a key driver of economic growth and jobs for Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia Region. Garnering Business Facilities No. 10 ranking for exports is no surprise. As a proud partner with PA in providing trade counseling through the “Bringing the World to PA” program, we helped companies in these counties generate over $125M in new export sales, made possible through this nationally-recognized export development program.
More recognition is listed in the announcement from the Commonwealth’s Department of Community and Economic Development. The upshot? PA’s trade heart is healthy, with a strong beat towards growth in several sectors. This growth – a key driver of job creation state-wide – is exactly what international trade is meant to do. Americans should engage in, and learn about, the trade agreements that may be in jeopardy. Start here with the World Trade Center and join us at our next event to take part in the discussion.
Linda Mysliwy Conlin
President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Receives Recognition for Economic Success and Industry Sector Growth
From the PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Harrisburg, PA - On August 1, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Pennsylvania received recognition for a series of accomplishments highlighting both economic success and growth statewide.
Pennsylvania's economy rose from the 21st to the 19th largest in the world, excluding other U.S. states, making it comparable to that of Saudi Arabia. The economy is larger than Argentina and Switzerland.
Additionally, Pennsylvania claimed top spots in Entrepreneur Magazine, which named State College among ‘The 15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs’ for its vision and committed support, and across five key categories in Business Facilities’ Annual Rankings Report.
The Business Facilities' Annual Rankings Report features the best of the best in several categories scrutinized by investors, site selectors, business owners, and other key economic development professionals.
To find a comprehensive list of Pennsylvania’s awards and rankings visit dced.pa.gov/awards-rankings.