Why Governor Wolf is Investing in the Port of Philadelphia

Governor Wolf is dedicated to creating good, sustainable jobs for Pennsylvanians, and in November 2016, Governor Wolf announced an investment in the Port of Philadelphia’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment.

This investment is predicted to result in the creation of 2,000 direct new jobs and 7,000 indirect jobs and make improvements that will result in doubling container capacity at the Port. As Governor Wolf said at the time of the announcement, “This capital investment program will give the Port of Philadelphia the tools it needs to improve its competitive position and create thousands of family-sustaining, middle class jobs while increasing state revenues.”

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Business leaders have praised Governor Wolf’s investment in the Port. As Mike Holt of Holt Logistics Corporation said, “It gives us an immense sense of pride, and for us it’s a good feeling to know that we have state leadership who will help us invest.”

Robert Paliama, President of Delaware River Stevedores, similarly commented, “That investment took a lot of leadership and, you know, we have to credit Governor Wolf for understanding the importance of the port and for providing the opportunities.”

Governor Wolf emphasizes that the Port of Philadelphia is just one step in his broader investment strategy. He wants to make investments across the state– including the Ports of Johnstown, Erie, and Pittsburgh. The governor is dedicated to expanding job opportunities and stimulating economic growth in Pennsylvania, and he will continue to support Pennsylvania’s ports to achieve that goal.