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Pennsylvania business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of PA communities

Relocate or Expand to Pennsylvania - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Pennsylvania business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of PA communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Pennsylvania Business Data*


Population: 12,604,767
Total Labor Force: 6,415,700
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Number of Manufacturers: 16,805
Manufacturing Jobs: 781,708
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 2.67713.9976%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:

Property Tax:
No tax on person property. Real property is taxed at the local level with rates varying between counties and municipalities.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
12% Industrial machinery and equipment
11% Food and kindred products
11% Fabricated metal products
9% Chemicals and allied products
8% Printing and publishing

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Merck & Co., Inc. (West Point) - 9,500
East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc. (Lyon Station) - 6,800
Boeing Defense, Space & Security (Ridley Park) - 6,000
Siemens Healthcare, Health Services (Malvern) - 5,000
Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Malvern) - 4,566
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Allegheny - 78,400
Montgomery - 76,404
Lancaster - 50,079
Philadelphia - 48,947
Chester - 43,475

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Philadelphia - 48,457
Pittsburgh - 40,589
York - 23,349
Lancaster - 19,636
Erie - 18,458

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Industrial Resource Centers
Enterprise Zones
First Industries Fund
Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund (MELF)
Community Economic Development Loans
New Pennsylvania Venture Capital Investment Program
Research & Development Tax Credit
Technology Commercialization Initiative
Technology Development Grant Program
Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC)
Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)
Research & Development Tax Credit
Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Program
Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP)
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Guarantee Program
Export Financing Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Connellsville Chamber of Commerce
Connecting businesses for a stronger community.
100 S. Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425 (Map & Aerial View)
(724) 628-5500

Wellsboro Area Chamber Of Commerce
The Chamber is involved in bringing and keeping business and industry in the area, is involved in Wellsboro's Enhancement Program and has been successful in their efforts to create a historic district.
114 Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 (Map & Aerial View)
(570) 724-1926

Looking to reach Pennsylvania manufacturers? Access the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/19/2014.

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