Corbett Announces Pennsylvania Ranks First in Northeast Region for New,
Expanded Corporate Facilities
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Site
Selection magazine, a publication specializing in the corporate real estate
and economic development field, has ranked Pennsylvania as the top state in the
northeast region for new corporate facilities in 2013. Pennsylvania has more
successful projects than all other eight northeast states combined.
third year in a row, Pennsylvania also broke the top five nationally, ranking
fourth nationwide for new or expanded corporate facilities in 2013.
“We’re investing in energy, in our infrastructure, in
education, and in our workforce to build a stronger Pennsylvania because it’s
those assets that attract business investment and create jobs,” said
Corbett. “Every one of the 348 successful projects means new jobs and new
opportunities for the people of Pennsylvania.”
that Pennsylvania finished fourth in the nation with 348 new or expanded
corporate facilities in 2013. The ranking is based on
new corporate location projects that met at least one of the following
criteria: involved a capital investment of at least $1 million, created at
least 50 new jobs or added at least 20,000 square feet of space.
the third year in a row, Pennsylvania was rated the top state in the northeast region
by the Governor’s Cup New Plant Scoreboard, which divides the country into
seven regions. Pennsylvania’s 348 qualified projects topped the 334 qualified
total projects of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
“With a clear mission of putting jobs
first, we are sending a strong message to the nation and the world that
businesses thrive in Pennsylvania,” said Corbett.
also received recognition for successful projects in metropolitan areas
throughout the state. The Greater Philadelphia Region ranked ninth among tier
one areas with a total of 97 projects.
Pennsylvania metropolitan areas broke the top 10 including the Lehigh Valley
with 46 projects and Altoona, which tied for first place among tier three
metropolitan areas with 14 projects.
2012, Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic
recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize
private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment
rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis
for nearly four years.
Site Selection, the official
publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council, is published six times annually and distributed to over
44,000 executives responsible for site selection and facility planning
decisions around the world. Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup has
awarded top performing states for 35 years. The rankings are considered a
benchmark by corporate real estate analysts.
information on the analysis, and the full list of rankings, please visit www.siteselection.com.
information about Gov. Corbett, visit www.pa.gov.
Caras; Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Kratz; DCED, 717-783-1132