Govt. Wolf Highlights Continued Commitment to Good Job Creation Through Support for UPS Expansion
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Throughout his administration, Governor Tom Wolf supported the creation of more than 45,200 Commonwealth jobs through the Governor’s Action Team. Today he visited the future location of the United Parcel Service (UPS) Northeast Regional Center, which is one of four state-supported UPS locations to create 1,721 new full-time jobs full.
“This $8.9 million investment in UPS is just one of more than 400 projects I’ve supported over the past seven years to invest in good jobs for Pennsylvania workers and a stronger economy. and more prosperous for all Pennsylvanians,” Governor Wolf said. “Each of these projects makes a difference for local families and communities, and I am not done investing in them. I will never stop fighting for Pennsylvania businesses, workers and communities.
“I look forward to seeing UPS grow and prosper in Pennsylvania,” the governor added. Wolf.
Founded in 1907 as a courier company in the United States, UPS has grown into a multi-billion dollar company focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the world. The world’s largest package delivery company and one of the world’s leading providers of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS manages the flow of goods, funds and information in more than 200 countries and territories across the world.
Through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), UPS received $2.7 million in job creation tax credits, $5.6 million in infrastructure and facilities and $659,400 in training and workforce development grants to expand to four locations from Pennsylvania to Lehigh. Valley, Carlisle, Lower Swatara and Philadelphia. The investment will create 1,721 new full-time jobs and retain an additional 6,458 full-time jobs that pay living wages averaging $52,721 per year.
“UPS appreciates the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for supporting these projects as we contribute to the economic vitality of the community,” said Ray Barczak, UPS East Zone President. “Our new and expanded facilities will provide additional opportunities to serve businesses and consumers across the state with well-paying jobs.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf has invested more than $16 billion over the past seven years to support 404 completed projects, create more than 45,000 new jobs, and retain more than 140,000 jobs for Pennsylvanians.
“We are grateful to Gov. Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team and DCE for providing the necessary support to help increase their footprint in our region,” said Ryan Unger, President and CEO of the Regional Chamber of Harrisburg. “For more than 100 years, Harrisburg has been at the intersection of commerce and distribution for our country and the world. With this investment, we are mobilizing for the next 100. “
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Elizabeth Rementer, Office of the Governor, [email protected], 717-783-1116
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