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  Pennsylvania International Week

From September 14-29, 2010 the Office of International Business Development at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development is holding its Pennsylvania International Week (PIW). PIW gives Pennsylvania companies the opportunity to meet with PA's international representatives. As in previous years, Angela Foley and Susie Christensen are participating in the program to discuss business opportunities with local companies interested in Australia/New Zealand markets.

Photo: Governor Rendell and Angela Foley

'Philly's home run'

Greater Philadelphia's strategic location and growing role as a logistics hub were featured in this article written for SupplyChain Review in Australia.  Read pages one, two and three.

Thank you for joining us at our presentation on "Expanding into the USA Market - How to access local expertise and ask the right questions"

If you'd like a copy of Angela Foley's presentation please email info@cglg-australia.org.

bullet CEBIT 2009- The Australian based Trade and Investment Representatives exhibited at CEBIT 2009 ICT Exhibition at Darling Harbour, Sydney on 12-14 May 2009. We met many Australian companies interested in discussing expansion to the U.S. in Pennsylvania or enquire about U.S. companies looking for agents, partners and distributors in Australia and New Zealand. CEBIT is the regions leading International Trade Fair for Information and Communications Technology.


bullet Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Wisconsin Trade Mission to Australia and New Zealand 2-11 March 2009 - Twelve companies from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin recently
traveled over 12,000 miles as part of the Council’s trade mission to Australia and
New Zealand. Mission participants visited Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland March
1-11 to meet with potential distributors, representatives and key industry contacts in
a variety of sectors including agri-biotechnology, industrial equipment, defense, software, alternative energy and nanotechnology. Business appointments and mission logistics were coordinated by the Council’s Australia and New Zealand Trade & Investment Office and the Ohio Australia Trade Office.

Participants benefited from a business briefing held in Melbourne, where speakers briefed the group on the legal and logistical aspects of doing business in Australia and provided an update on the economy.

Angela Foley, CGLG Australia & New Zealand Trade & Investment Office Director said, “I can report that overall the mission was a real success. Many of the companies were surprised at how buoyant the economy is here relative to their current experiences in North America and other markets. We will have ongoing contact with each company over the coming weeks and months to ensure that distributor agreements are finalized and export orders are won as a direct result of this visit.”


bullet Pennsylvania Global Alumni Network - The PA_AlumNet is a new online professional networking and resource tool for all international Pennsylvania college and university alumni living abroad, as well a those alumni living in PA or elsewhere in the US with an interest in making and developing international business connections in Pennsylvania.  Alumni who sign up as members will have access to business and professional connections to create opportunities for themselves and other alumni.  Specifically focused on Pennsylvania alumni, this tool also provides members with information regarding events, job openings, articles, videos and other media, as well as the ability to share their own resources and information with other members of the network.

To learn more about the PA_AlumNet, please click the link above.


bullet Wall Street West - Development initiative backed by Federal & Pennsylvania State funding to develop a total back-up solution location for New York City financial and business institutions in the event of a disaster. The initiative also creates affordable back-office resources for these organisations and companies wishing to serve them.

About Wall Street West,   Fact Sheet for Wall Street West Funding for Wall Street West,

Governor Rendell's address to New York CEO's on Education and Innovation in PA,

Governor Rendell announces global firm chosen to link worlds largest financial firms to NE PA,

Governor Rendell announces New Data Operations Center in Lackawanna County - NE PA,

Wall Street West invests more than $500,000 in additional funds in Education and Training.


bullet Defense - With close proximity to Washington DC and a strong base and history in manufacturing and technology, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers many advantages to companies in the defense sector.

 Governor Rendell announces Top Defense Company investing $40M to expand in PA.


bullet Manufacturing - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accounts for 45% of US manufacturers. Historically based on heavy industry like steel, modern manufacturing is high-tech and supported by a skilled and educated workforce.

Pittsburgh named one of the US's Top 10 Tech Cities,

Relocation of Manufacturers Global Headquarters to PA,

Curtis-Wright $62M Manufacturing Expansion in PA,

Keystone Innovation Zone program receives National Recognition.


bullet Life Sciences - Pennsylvania is a global leader in Biosciences, covering fields of pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapies. PA is the largest biopharmaceutical state in the US with nearly 30,000 employees and overall has over 83,000 people employed in life sciences-related positions.

Unilife Medical Solutions Relocates Global Headquarters to Pennsylvania

Business Facilities Magazine rates Pennsylvania No.1 in recent Biotech Study,

Pennsylvania laying groundwork for Nanotechnology as Economic Driver ,


bullet Renewable & Clean Energy - Since 2004, Pennsylvania has attracted more than $1 billion in private economic investments since enacting the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (2004). These projects have created 3,000 in manufacturing, research and development, operations and maintenance, transportation and construction positions.

Governor Rendell announces new $80 million solar energy program ,

Governor Rendell announces Clearfield Ethanol plant could be one of nations largest ,

Governor announces Worlds largest solar projects developer & investor to locate in PA ,

Governors energy initiatives featured at International Showcase in China

Governor announces agreement with leading German industrial state on energy opportunities ,

Governor Rendell announces $6.4M for Clean Energy Projects ,

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