Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs Statewide

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for six business projects in five counties across the commonwealth that will help create and retain nearly 100 jobs statewide. The loan funding will assist businesses with costs ranging from expanding pediatric services, to adding production lines and building renovations.“With the approval of these low-interest loans, we’re providing critical access to capital that businesses need to grow,” Governor Wolf said. “Spanning several industry sectors – including health care, manufacturing and design, and cold storage – these six projects will spur job creation and boost the economies where the projects are located while ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of businesses across the commonwealth.”In 2018, PIDA has approved $57 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $78.7 million in private investment and supported 3,157 created and retained full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total of just over $3.29 million in fixed, low-interest loans to projects in Beaver, Bedford, Cumberland, Dauphin, and Somerset counties.The following loans were approved:Beaver CountyCreekside Springs, LLC, a producer of bottled water and a contract packager of beverages, was approved for a $400,000, 10-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development for the purchase of machinery and equipment to be installed in the company’s New Brighton bottling facility. The project involves upgrades to the existing bottling line and the installation of an additional production line, and is expected to create seven full-time jobs and retain a further 22 jobs over the next three years.Bedford CountyThe Bedford County Development Association was approved for a $250,000, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent interest rate with a 7-year reset to build out a 4,068-square-foot suite for Children’s Community Pediatrics. The facility will expand pediatric services offered from a nearby hospital facility and is expected to create seven full-time jobs within three years.Cumberland CountyParath, LLC, was approved for a $1.25 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent interest rate with a seven-year reset through the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation to renovate a 69,273 square foot flexible warehouse building to house three tenants including Supply Source Inc., an office and social space furnishings solutions company.Dauphin CountyCamerek Holdings, LLC was approved for a $359,900, 15-year loan at a 3.75 percent interest rate through Capital Region Economic Development Corporation to acquire a 10,929 square foot building in Harrisburg. The property will be occupied by Solution Designers, LLC, a company specializing in custom designing and manufacturing garage, food, laundry, and bedroom closet storage units, enabling it to complete production for sales already made and keep up with growing market demand. The project is expected to create eight and retain two full-time jobs in the next three years.Vich Development, LLC, was approved for a $640,766, 10-year loan with 20-year amortization at a 3.75 percent interest rate through Capital Regional Economic Development Corporation to acquire a 25,000 square foot cold storage facility in Harrisburg. The facility will be occupied by e-tailer, Inc., a company specializing in cold storage and fulfillment of products like ice cream. The project is expected to create 25 new full-time jobs within three years.Somerset CountyPrecision Pallets and Lumber, LLC was approved for a $400,000, 15-year real estate loan at a 2.5 percent seven-year reset rate and a $240,000, seven-year machinery and equipment loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission. The loan funds will be used for the purchase of Precision Pallets & Lumber, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of wooden pallets, including the acquisition of real estate and production equipment including nailers, saws, branders, and a kiln. The project is expected to create seven full-time jobs and retain 12 jobs over the next three years.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. June 06, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Announces New Loan Approvals for Six Projects in Five Counties, Supporting Nearly 100 Small Business Jobs Statewidelast_img read more

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Saints fans line New Orleans streets before Super Bowl 53 in protest of no-call in NFC title game

first_imgIt looks like Saints fans still aren’t over the no-call in the NFC championship game that led to the Rams advancing to the Super Bowl.The infamous pass interence no-call involving the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman has been a hot-button topic over the last two weeks. Saints fans have kvetched ad nausem on the internet, on billboards and now in person.  Fans took to the streets of New Orleans on Sunday before Super Bowl 53 in a second line (a brass band parade popular in New Orleans) in protest of the controversial play: MORE: Roger Goodell does worse by Saints with no real response to non-callVideo: Thousands of Saints fans second-line through downtown in a massive display of festive anger. pic.twitter.com/CK5Nedxnr7— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) February 3, 2019I guarantee there are more Saints fans outside Jackson Square than there are Rams fans outside the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/exTtRDugdF— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) February 3, 2019Protestors brought out all the stops: Waving yellow flags, brandishing voodoo dolls resembling NFL officials and even a dunk tank where participants could dunk an individual dressed as a referee.Photos from Magazine Street Who Dat protest party: Referees bitten & dunked, Goodell dissed by toddler pic.twitter.com/TZrdnrykKZ— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) February 3, 2019Saints fans wave yellow flags as they second-line at the NOLA No Call protest on the riverfront pic.twitter.com/jMTHRjNlCd— Michael DeMocker (@MichaelDeMocker) February 3, 2019Unfortunately for Saints fans, their “NOLA No Call” protest may fall on deaf ears. While commissioner Roger Goodell technically has the authority to intervene and reverse the result of the game, he stated earlier this week there was “absolutely” no consideration given in exercising that power.last_img read more

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