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Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Using technology to drive innovation

The manufacturing industry has long formed the foundation of Pennsylvania’s economy — a status maintained over the years through dynamic evolution to meet modern needs and the incorporation of innovative methods.

Today, manufacturing has expanded to include the use of cutting-edge technology to improve products and/or processes. The state is embracing one such subsector, additive manufacturing, which uses an innovative, cost-effective 3-D printing process that is revolutionizing the industry in Pennsylvania.

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Free Reshoring and Total Cost of Ownership System Seminars
Nov. & Dec. 2014

A series of free seminars discussing the reshoring initiative in PA — including developing local supply chains, the benefits of performing a cost of ownership analysis and an overview of the Reshore2PA online platform — will be taking place throughout the state Nov. 5-Dec. 12.

Currently on the rise, the reshoring trend and the creation of regional supply chains offer opportunities for a broad range of OEMs, suppliers, distributors, private equity funds and service providers to these companies.

Join Pennsylvania Northeastern Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) Supply Chain Specialist and Make it in America: PA Remade project coordinator Maureen Mulcahy, and founder of the national, industry-led effort The Reshoring Initiative Harry Moser, at one of several informative seminars that will explore how reshoring can benefit you and your business.

  • Nov. 5 – Wilkes-Barre, with guest speaker Harry Moser. Hosted by NEPIRC.
  • Nov. 5 – Allentown, with guest speaker Harry Moser. Hosted by MRC.
  • Nov. 12 – Erie, with guest speaker Maureen Mulcahy. Hosted by NWIRC.
  • Nov. 18 – Towanda, with guest speaker Maureen Mulcahy. Hosted by NEPIRC.
  • Dec. 5 – Pottsville, with guest speaker Maureen Mulcahy. Hosted by MRC and NEPIRC.
  • Dec. 12 – Williamsport, with guest speaker Maureen Mulcahy. Hosted by IMC.


PA is a strong player in the U.S. and the world.


New and existing companies know PA is the place to build their business.


Utilize our driven and dynamic employee base.


Our internationally-renowned universities foster an environment of creativity and innovation.


The commonwealth’s strategic location is a natural advantage to northeast U.S. markets and beyond.

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Manufacturing Ombudsman

The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Ombudsman was created to assist manufacturers in navigating programs and regulations of state government and also help in resolving problems manufacturers may have with state agencies. The Ombudsman is a single point of contact for manufactures to call for information or with specific questions.

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Pennsylvania Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit (PRM)

This program provides a powerful incentive that will revitalize Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry, create thousands of good-paying Pennsylvania jobs and secure long-term economic benefits for Pennsylvania residents and communities.

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Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council (GMAC)

The Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council (GMAC) identified and prioritized top policy issues that will sustain and advance manufacturing in Pennsylvania.


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