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Established businesses in Pennsylvania received a welcome boost from the Trump administration’s corporate tax cuts, but there are additional steps state lawmakers could take that would increase the survival rate among start-up companies, representatives of the business community said at a Sept. 13 hearing before a state House committee.
Lehigh Cement's roots as a company date to 1897, so yeah, they know a thing or two about manufacturing an ingredient vital to construction -- from backyard projects to heavy industrial uses.
BETHLEHEM — Three Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania clients presented information Thursday on their companies and the support they received from from the program to more than a dozen members of the Pennsylvania House Majority and Minority Policy Committees and the PA House Appropriations Committee.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to learn more about efforts to attract large businesses to southeastern Pennsylvania. Among the issues to be discussed will include challenges to attract business and industry to this region of the state, along with suggestions for improvement.
WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), and House Appropriations Committee will travel to the Lehigh Valley to tour and hold a roundtable discussion at Ben Franklin TechVentures, a business-technology incubator owned and operated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP). BFTP/NEP invests in and supports early-stage, technology-based companies and established manufacturers to create and retain jobs, and advance technologies that improve the human condition. BFTP/NEP provides technical and business expertise, referrals and resources, and networking opportunities in addition to funding.
Pennsylvania lawmakers have been hearing the same refrain for most of the year. The National Federation of Independent Businesses said it in mid-August – the Commonwealth needs more skilled workers, especially truck drivers, nurses and health care workers.
Storage for liquified natural gas (LNG), improved infrastructure and sound public policy will catapult Pennsylvania forward in energy production and increase economic benefits for the commonwealth, stakeholders said during a recent roundtable discussion hosted by state legislators in Beaver, Pa.
The deployment of rural broadband was one of the focuses of discussion at a roundtable event held by the House Majority Policy Committee at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro, Tioga County, said Reps. Donna Oberlander and Clint Owlett.
WELLSBORO — Tioga County employers, educators and elected officials met with state representatives in a roundtable to discuss infrastructural improvements to make the county more attractive to business and employees, Thursday.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Donna Oberlander of Clarion, chair of the House Majority Policy Committee, has declared a "mini-win" in her effort to prevent venue shopping in medical malpractice suits.
The state’s lawmakers are working on a Workplace Development Package, a set of bills aimed at smoothly placing students in careers.
Several members of the state House Majority Policy Committee toured Pennsylvania College of Technology, Friday, as the final stop before returning to Harrisburg and trying to pass the Workforce Development Package — a set of bills aimed at smoothly placing students in careers.
Trial lawyers given the power by the state Supreme Court to overturn state law are connected to law firms that would benefit from a proposed change - and whose attorneys poured more than a half-million dollars into getting a Democrat majority on the court.
Some doctors want to stop the state Supreme Court from changing a rule tied to medical malpractice lawsuits.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday temporarily set aside its contentious proposal to ease 17-year-old restraints on medical malpractice lawsuits.