“Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive Industries” Award
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett recently
announced that the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Association named
Pennsylvania the 2014 FDI Destination of the Future for Energy Intensive
Industries for actively implementing strategies to support foreign direct
investment in the energy sector.
our diverse energy portfolio that is lowering energy costs and creating new
jobs, Pennsylvania is leading an American energy revolution,” said Corbett.
“New manufacturers are arriving and building plants. Companies are expanding
and branching out to the energy supply chain, and engineering and environmental
firms are growing and hiring.”
received recognition for the governor’s Energy= Jobs plan, the
commonwealth’s first statewide energy plan. Corbett strategically outlines core
concepts for leveraging Pennsylvania’s vast energy resources to further reduce
energy costs and spur investment, industry development and job creation.
more than 200,000 people working in jobs either created or made more secure by
Pennsylvania’s energy industry,” said Corbett.
Pennsylvania is second for electricity generation and nuclear production,
fourth for coal production and is now the second largest producer of natural
gas in the U.S. Pennsylvania is now a net exporter of energy, electricity and
natural gas. Pennsylvania’s abundant and low-cost energy resources have
resulted in a significant increase to the local economy through hospitality and
service professions and a reduction in home heating and electricity cost.
Association presented its second annual Foreign Direct Investment Awards at the
World Forum for FDI 2014 held in Philadelphia. Nominations from around the
world were accepted and evaluated during the month of May by a panel of
distinguished global site consultants.
time the international event was held in North America, The World Forum brought
together representatives from 36 countries including site selection, trade and
investment agencies, economic development organizations and corporations that
are expanding from around the world.
more information about the Pennsylvania Energy=Jobs plan, visit www.energy.newpa.com.
Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kratz, DCED; 717-783-1132