The Shapiro-Davis administration is hard at work making new investments across our Commonwealth in critical areas like transportation, infrastructure, job-creation, and energy security that can create both an immediate impact and ensure the long-term well-being of Pennsylvania communities.
The administration is bringing together diverse community stakeholders, local governments, state agencies, and federal partners to strategically leverage the opportunities within the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to proactively maximize our social and economic value across the Commonwealth.
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The Biden-Harris Administration Justice 40 Initiative ensures that 40% of economic benefits from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are investments uplift marginalized, underserved communities. As stewards of public funds, the Shapiro-Davis administration is committed to ensuring marginalized and underserved communities benefit from transformative projects.
The Shapiro-Davis administration is investing in our Commonwealth’s future through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is a ten-year historic commitment, allocating billions of tax incentives to combat climate change, develop our workforce, and fuel economic growth. Infrastructure development is a critical component of ensuring the growth and sustainability of all Pennsylvania’s communities. The administration is actively working on infrastructure areas, including transportation, water and sewer protection, and broadband expansion.
Under the Shapiro-Davis administration, the Commonwealth will continue developing its workforce through on-the-job-training, apprenticeship programs, and job creation. To support workforce needs as part of the deployment of federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the administration created the Commonwealth Workforce Transformation Program (CWTP) which could create as many as 10,000 new jobs in the next five years.
Commonwealth programs are fueling investments, establishing an energy pipeline of opportunities for diverse energy sources. Diversity is the Keystone of our energy policy by incorporating clean energy principles and technological investments in sources like hydrogen, geothermal, solar, wind, nuclear power, and natural gas. Pennsylvania will continue to lead the way as a net energy exporter, leveraging the strategic diversification of renewable resources to provide affordable energy, reduce greenhouse emissions, and propel our nation into a clean, sustainable, and secure energy era.
Mateo Q. Rodrigo
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