The goal of the Pennsylvania Advanced Manufacturing Plan is to provide an overview of the issues that impact manufacturing in Pennsylvania and ideas to support and grow the manufacturing industry.
With approximately 15,000 manufacturing establishments and more than half a million high-wage careers, manufacturing currently is the second largest contributor to Pennsylvania’s gross state product. Although the state has made great strides over the past several years, it is clear Pennsylvania needs a progrowth strategy that includes a strong talent base, competitive tax system, streamlined regulatory structure and high-quality transportation infrastructure to attract and retain manufacturers.
With the right plan and a steely focus on growing the state’s manufacturing base, Pennsylvania has the opportunity to build on its strengths and improve existing laws to spur job growth and encourage investments, such as public-private partnerships that advance new ideas to solve pressing policy challenges. Our Advanced Manufacturing Plan for Pennsylvania provides a window into what is possible when committed companies, communities and policymakers join efforts to build a sound foundation for manufacturers and create a brighter, more prosperous future for all Pennsylvanians.