Business Expansion & Investment Resources

Core PA

The CORE PA Global program is the centerpiece of a Pennsylvania government initiative that is focused on creating and retaining manufacturing jobs in the 53 county Core Region of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by encouraging firms to relocate operations to Pennsylvania and encouraging those considering relocation to keep their operations in the state.

The mission of the program is to increase the visibility of Pennsylvania and the 53 county Core Region of the Commonwealth to potential investors in both the domestic and international arenas, and ultimately bring industry and job growth to our region. The program provides access to the plethora of opportunities this region has to offer to potential international investors, nationally recognized site selection consultants, and select domestic companies that may be interested in establishing joint ventures in cooperation with existing regional firms for supporting overall expansion into the region.

Follow CORE PA on Twitter (@CorePAGlobal) for all the latest news, events, and information regarding CORE PA’s goals and initiatives.

PA State Links for Business Development

Doing Business in PA
Choosing PA
Expanding Your Business in PA
PA Labor Laws
Building Codes


PA Office of Tourism
Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau
Franklin County Heritage Center / Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
Lebanon County Tourism Promotion Agency
Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau
Reading and Berks County Visitors Bureau
York County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Site Selection

PA Site Search
York County’s Site Selection Tool


Keystone Opportunity Zone
Loan Program Matrix
Central PA’s Foreign Trade Zone #147

Economic Development Organizations

Adams County Economic Development Corporation
Cumberland County Economic Development
Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation
Franklin County Area Development Corporation
Greater Reading Economic Partnership
Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation
Lancaster County Economic Development Company
Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation
York County Economic Alliance

Other Organizations

Ben Franklin Technology Technology Partners
Life Sciences Greenhouse
Murata Business Center
PA Workforce Investment Board
Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
Small Business Development Centers
The Manufacturers’ Association