#29 Pennsylvania


4.37 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

5.88 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

6.00 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

In 2017, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation kicked off its Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program, which will invest $2.1 billion in maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years. Of the investments, $1 billion will go to roadway maintenance and $1.1 billion will go to highway and bridge capital projects, including an interstate preservation and reconstruction program, as well as other rehabilitation and reconstruction needs throughout the Keystone State.

Key Industries

Aviation & Defense; Biotech;Food & Beverage; Natural Gas

Key Companies

Alcoa
Dick’s Sporting Goods
GlaxoSmithKline
H.J. Heinz
PNC Financial Services
U.S. Steel
Westinghouse Electric

Key Contacts

Dept. of Community and Economic Development

Dennis Davin, Secretary
866-466-3972
ddavin@pa.gov
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
http://www.newpa.com/

CEO Comments

“Pennsylvania is living in the past with its aged and opaque statutory scheme, aged workforce and crumbling infrastructure.”

“Pennsylvania is over-regulated and not business-friendly.”

Current Developments

2017 Regional Report: Northeast

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