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May 13, 2024

Smith’s Viewpoint: Commonwealth Needs Grand Trifecta to Close Big Deals

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro and the state’s legislative leadership are debating a new infusion of funding for sites and buildings in the Commonwealth. This is a critical and necessary investment for Pennsylvania to be competitive. One of the main reasons we don’t attract as many large employers as we should is a shortage of sites that can be developed quickly for job-creating companies.

As important as this funding for sites will be, however, it is not sufficient on its own. The Commonwealth needs the grand trifecta of funding for sites, permitting reform and flexible incentive funding to close the big, job-creating deals that other states are winning.

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