VOL1 ISS1 2015

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2 P E N N S Y L V A N I A E C O N O M I C Q U A R T E R L Y CONTENTS TALENT DEVELOPMENT 30 R&D Talent Pennsylvania College of Technology guides the state in technology education, boasting 94 percent job placement for students within six months. 33 Workforce ShaleNET and the state's Workforce Investment Boards prove that industry partnerships help create the most efcient training programs. 36 Education The Plastics Institute at Penn College and the Plastics Training Academy are shaping the state's workforce through industry workshops and hands-on training. QUALITY OF LIFE 38 Top 10 The state's best attractions, restaurants and colleges are conveniently compiled in this list. 40 Statistical Profle What are the stats that make up Pennsylvania? Find out how the state measures up. 42 Did You Know? The commonwealth leads the country in most licensed hunters, sausage production and pretzel bakeries. Take a look and fnd out more of the state's less-known facts. 44 Photo Gallery From museums to farms and falls, Pennsylvania's got it all. 47 Advertiser Index STATE VOICES 6 Letter from the Governor Touting the state's key location and diverse workforce, Governor Tom Wolf makes the case for bringing new business to the commonwealth. 8 Interview with Secretary Dennis Davin With the unique combination of resources and assets businesses need to fourish, Pennsylvania is truly built to advance industry. SUCCESS STORIES 12 Keying in on Energy Shale gas production is breaking records, reducing energy costs and helping propel spinof businesses throughout the state. 15 Plastics Roundtable SEKISUI SPI, TPEI and Greiner Packing discuss the benefts of being a plastics company in a state with vast resources. 18 Oil & Gas Delta Air Lines and Sunoco Logistics Partners are betting on the future of energy production in Pennsylvania. 22 Additive Manufacturing Already a spearhead in manufacturing, the state is poised to lead the way in this relatively new type of manufacturing. 26 Transportation & Logistics An ideal geographic location and plans to invest in infrastructure are helping turn the state into a world-class transportation hub. P E N N S Y L V A N I A E C O N O M I C Q U A R T E R L Y 2015–2016 | Volume 1 Issue 1 Cover photo © istockphoto/photographer vovan13

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