Governor Wolf Showcases First Term Advancements in Economic Development, Infrastructure
Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf has followed through on his promise to cut red tape, improve infrastructure, and strengthen Pennsylvania’s business climate. Today, he pledged to continue strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy through smart investments
that will positively impact future generations of Pennsylvanians.
"As a Pennsylvania businessman, I understand what companies need to thrive and have worked to tackle a variety of challenges faced by businesses in the commonwealth," said Gov. Wolf. "We've made progress in Pennsylvania, but we still have more work to do
and I will continue to work on growing our economy for all workers by making it easier for small businesses to start, pushing forward critical infrastructure projects, investing in schools, and expanding career and technical education opportunities so everyone
has the skills needed to find good-paying jobs and live a comfortable, rewarding life in the state we all call home."
Gov. Wolf's key initiatives included enlisting multiple state agencies to collaborate on projects that brought together infrastructure projects and business development programs. The projects have resulted in stronger communities, a more adept workforce,
and an improved business climate: "One of the governor's fundamental goals when he first entered office was to help create an environment in which our economy, our businesses, and our residents could thrive," DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said. "Through the
Wolf Administration's economic and community development efforts, paired with PennDOT's commitment to infrastructure improvement, we're working toward that goal and making Pennsylvania a better place to live, work, and play."
Creating Jobs and Encouraging Entrepreneurship
"At every turn since Governor Wolf took office in 2015, he has worked with me to direct PennDOT to break new ground in how we do our business," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "Our initiatives are creating heightened collaboration with local governments
and planning partners to better serve transportation needs across the modes. We are improving our basic county-based functions to address backlogs of needs, especially in rural areas. All of our work translates into better economic opportunities across Pennsylvania."
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