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Pennsylvania manufacturing has potential to expand, new report says

September 08, 2022
By: Emily Schabes

Pennsylvania is losing ground in expanding manufacturing opportunities in the state, according to the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Advisory Council, which has issued a playbook to help build the sector’s competitiveness and highlights recommendations for the state to increase its manufacturing opportunities. 

Calling the manufacturing sector “critical to Pennsylvania’s economic growth and essential to the economic success of its citizens,” the playbook offers three “game changers” along with additional recommendations including aggressively pursuing manufacturing growth sectors to drive prosperity and investing in the factory of the future.  

The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Advisory Council was launched in July 2021 with support from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development to facilitate and energize the attention for manufacturing. The Council seeks to provide a stronger, more unified state-level voice for manufacturers – to tell the story of what Pennsylvania manufacturing is and what it can be.

The playbook draws on input from more than 500 manufacturers and is available for download here

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