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Infrastructure, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for six businesses in five counties. The loans will enable the purchase, construction, and renovation of facilities and equipment. The funding will help create and retain 184 jobs across the commonwealth.“Pennsylvania has a strong, diverse network of businesses in critical sectors that drive our economy, like agri-processing and manufacturing, and the companies we’re investing in today represent the future of business in the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “As we continue to make targeted, strategic investments in growing businesses, we are helping to ensure that our state’s workers, job creators, and local economies thrive.”The following loans were approved:Berks CountyPlum Creek Farm, LLC, an agri-processor, was approved for a $1 million, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Greater Berks Development Fund for the construction of a new 12,000 sq. ft. building, providing expanded space for the production of ice cream, smoked meats and other prepared foods as well as an expanded market area for the sale of their goods and other local produce. The project will also allow the company to operate six days a week, year-round. The company is expected to create 20 full-time jobs within three years.Centre CountyAdvanced Powder Products, Inc., a metal injection molding manufacturer, was approved for a $1,863,795, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership. The loan will enable the company to construct a new 27,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. The company is expected to retain 65 and create 15 full-time jobs within three years.Chester CountyGood Crop, Inc., an agri-processor and fruit juice manufacturer, was approved for a $800,000, 10-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3 percent rate through Chester County Economic Development Council. The loan will enable the company to purchase machinery and equipment to for the production and packaging of fruit juices at the company’s leased manufacturing space. Through this project, the company is expected to retain 12 and create 10 full-time jobs within three years.A Greener Tomorrow, Inc., a recycling company, was approved for a $400,000, 10-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Chester County Economic Development Council. Through the loan, the company will be able to acquire the real estate, including two warehouses totaling 8,160 sq. ft. and conduct environmental remediation of the project site. The company is expected to create eight full-time jobs within three years.Lancaster CountyGood Burrito Co., a fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant, was approved for a $200,000, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through EDC Finance Corporation to purchase its currently leased restaurant space, which includes four rental properties. This will enable the restaurant to realize rent savings while generating rental income. The company is expected to retain four full-time jobs through this project.Westmoreland CountyProduct Evaluation Systems, Inc., an industrial testing company, was approved for a $1,055,546, 15-year real estate loan at a 2 percent reset rate through the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland. The loan will enable the company to construct a 12,150 sq. ft. pre-engineered steel building with a connecting corridor to their existing facility, which will house their machine shop and specialized mechanical testing equipment, and provide needed office space. The company is expected to retain 42 and create eight full-time jobs within three years.So far in 2019, PIDA has approved $26,890,536 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $46,895,789 in private investment and supported 962 created and retained full-time jobs. This month’s meeting included the approval of six projects totaling more than $6 million in five counties.PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to Pennsylvania businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs within the commonwealth, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA. PIDA is currently offering interest rates between two and three percent for applications received by October 1, 2019.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. September 04, 2019 New Capital Funding Supports Job Creation, Business Expansion in Five PA Counties SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $3 millones para Programas de Intervención Temprana Preescolar para la compra de insumos relacionados con la pandemia
El Gobernador Wolf anuncia $3 millones para Programas de Intervención Temprana Preescolar para la compra de insumos relacionados con la pandemia July 28, 2020 Education, Press Release, Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf está destinando aproximadamente $3 millones para Programas de Intervención Temprana Preescolar que prestan servicios a niños de 3 a 5 años para la compra de equipos de protección personal y otros insumos relacionados con la pandemia. Los fondos ayudarán a mantener seguros a los alumnos y al personal y cumplir con los retos únicos de la COVID-19.“Los servicios de intervención temprana son esenciales para los niños pequeños y las familias en Pennsylvania y este dinero ayudará en gran medida a mantener a los niños a salvo y a prosperar dentro del sistema educativo en Pennsylvania”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estos servicios se brindan sin costo para las familias y esta administración continuará garantizando que se aporten fondos para los programas”.El Programa de Intervención Temprana de Pennsylvania brinda apoyo y servicios a familias con niños de entre tres y cinco años que tienen retrasos en el desarrollo y discapacidades. Aproximadamente 13,700 niños están inscritos en aulas de Intervención Temprana en todo el estado.“El Programa de Intervención Temprana presta servicios vitales a estos niños pequeños”, dijo el Secretario de Educación, Pedro A. Rivera. “Promueve la colaboración entre los cuidadores, los proveedores de servicios y otras personas importantes en la vida de cada niño para mejorar su desarrollo y apoyar las necesidades de la familia”.La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES) autoriza a los gobernadores a determinar el uso educativo de los Fondos de Ayuda Educativa de Emergencia del Gobernador (GEER, por sus siglas en inglés).Los Programas de Intervención Temprana Preescolar que ofrecen servicios en el aula a niños que reúnen los requisitos pueden solicitar fondos GEER para que les proporcionen equipos de protección personal, insumos de higiene y desinfección, y personal adicional para apoyar la mitigación de la COVID-19 y la capacitación sobre las prácticas de salud y seguridad. Los Programas de Intervención Temprana Preescolar recibirán una comunicación directa de PDE con las instrucciones para solicitar la eGrant.Visite la página de Internet de Intervención Temprana del Departamento de Educación para obtener más información.Para obtener más información sobre las políticas y programas educativos de Pennsylvania, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Educación o siga al Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE) en Facebook, Twitter o Pinterest.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
adidasbelgiumEuro 2020germany First Published: November 12, 2019, 10:34 AM IST A number of teams will be sporting new kit this week ahead of next summer’s Euro 2020 tournament, with Adidas unveiling the home jerseys of its sponsored countries. According to the Adidas website, “each design is inspired by the similarities that exist between these territories.”Adidas revealed the process behind the creation of the jerseys, saying that the process started with hand-drawn sketches, following which, the artworks that were created by a “diverse collective of designers,” became the source inspiration for the jerseys. Germany, Wales, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Scotland, and Sweden will be sporting the new jerseys.Speaking about the same, Juergen Rank, Senior Design Director at Adidas, said, “It was a unique challenge to develop a line of jerseys that would successfully convey the raw emotion and unifying effect of football.”He further added, “But beginning the creative process focusing on hand drawings enabled us to be more direct, human and emotional in what we created. We’re delighted with an end result that truly succeeds in uniting the worlds of art and football.”Germany’s new jersey will see its stripes reinterpreted in the style of contemporary hand-painted pinstripes, while Spain’s new jersey will feature original hand-painted artwork, that has deep shades of red and burgundy running through.Russia’s 2020 jersey is designed with red colour blocking as a nod to the nation’s flag, while Belgium’s has handcrafted brushstrokes, the Adidas website has revealed. The new kits of Hungary, Spain, Russia, Scotland, and Sweden. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. And last but least, Argentina’s new kit was also unveiled for the upcoming Copa America.