Few places represent the American story like Pennsylvania. Steeped in history, the Keystone State is a modern example of how legacy industries can thrive alongside the most innovative technology companies. And this vibrant, diverse economy is just one of the state’s strengths.
From an ample, highly educated workforce to an infrastructure of world-class colleges and universities for research and development opportunities to a business-friendly climate, Pennsylvania offers a wealth of advantages to companies that launch and expand within its borders.
Pennsylvania has grown to be the fifth most populous state in the nation-;and it’s no wonder. As the state’s economy thrives and has so much to offer companies and their employees, there has never been a better time to relocate to or expand in Pennsylvania.
A perfect business ecosystem
Located in the middle of the East Coast corridor, Pennsylvania’s own economy is the 19th largest in the world, with a GDP that is comparable to Turkey and larger in area than Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
It is located within a day’s drive of 40 percent of the U.S. population, 60 percent of Canada’s population, and four out of the 10 largest U.S. markets. Six international airports, three Class I railroads, eight free-trade zones (FTZs), and three ports providing access to the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes comprise the state’s unrivaled transportation infrastructure.
The state also offers a workforce characterized by a special combination of education, experience, and curiosity--and is driven by Pennsylvania’s legendary “can-do” spirit. With access to nearly 250 globally-ranked post-secondary and higher education institutions, including seven of the top 100 U.S. universities, Pennsylvania is among the top five states with the most STEM graduates.