Pennsylvania receives silver shovel award for excellence from Area Development American Eagle Outfitters in Humboldt cited

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Gov. Tom Corbett announced June 16 that for the second year in a row, Pennsylvania was awarded a prestigious 2013 Silver Shovel Award by Area Development magazine for excellence in U.S. state economic development. The awards recognize states with the most significant industrial groundbreakings or expansions each year.

Area Development’s annual “Shovel Awards” are open to all 50 states to submit information about its top 10 job creation and investment projects. Rankings are based on weighted factors, including combined number of new jobs created, amount of company investments, total number of new projects and diversity of investments. Only those projects that began to materialize in 2013 were considered.

Pennsylvania was one of four states to receive a Silver Shovel award in the 8-to-15 million population tier. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) submitted 10 projects spanning 11 counties that are projected to create at least 4,800 new jobs and generate $796 million of private investment.

A top 10 project submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of interest in NEPA:

Luzerne County: American Eagle Outfitters

Distribution Facility; 69 jobs to be created

$160 million capital investment

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