State Leaders Come Together in Effort to Attract Amazon HQ2 to Pennsylvania

first_img October 18, 2017 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – On the eve of the deadline to submit proposals for Amazon’s second headquarters in North America, Amazon HQ2, Governor Tom Wolf today highlighted his work to build bipartisan support for a robust effort to attract the company to the commonwealth.Governor Wolf has spearheaded efforts to promote the commonwealth as the prime location for the Amazon HQ2 project, launching the Amazon in PA website, which includes joint letters of support from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation, legislative leaders, education advocates, and cabinet officials. Additionally, the commonwealth will submit a state-level proposal to accompany the proposals submitted by Pennsylvania’s communities.“Pennsylvania continues to lead the way for successful businesses and communities with innovation and imagination. We’ve been here since before our country’s founding, and we’re equipped to support and sustain business for centuries to come,” said Governor Wolf. “Our location at the geographical center of the East Coast, rich cultural heritage, abundant natural resources, and job-ready workforce has made us a hub for commerce and a leader in technological innovation and education.”The governor’s efforts in responding to this historic opportunity have also resulted in collective letters of support from Pennsylvania’s congressional leaders expressing collective support for the placement of Amazon’s second company headquarters, cabinet officials outlining the administration’s efforts and historic investments in education, workforce development, business development, and transportation, higher education advocates representing more than 360 postsecondary institutions highlighting why Pennsylvania is the best choice for Amazon, and bipartisan state leadership expressing their full support for Amazon to select a location in the Keystone State.Amazon is expected to invest over $5 billion in construction and create as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs. In addition to direct hiring and investment, construction and ongoing operations is expected to create tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment in the surrounding community.“We believe we have the strongest proposal and are extremely well-positioned to win this project,” continued Governor Wolf. “We are proud to have coalesced all of our state leaders and partners in this effort and would be proud to be the home of Amazon HQ2.” State Leaders Come Together in Effort to Attract Amazon HQ2 to Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Boeheim gives injury updates, says ‘nothing’s changed’ with Coleman

first_img Published on October 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse Comments Jim Boeheim didn’t have to give a lengthy injury report at basketball media day on Friday afternoon, but his updates did include DaJuan Coleman and Chinonso Obokoh, two parts of a thinning Syracuse front court.Coleman is still working back from a knee injury that kept him out of most of last season, and Obokoh has missed 10 days with what Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins confirmed as a thigh injury.“Nothing’s changed. Dajuan has worked every day for eight months. He’s made progress,” Boeheim said of Coleman. “He’s able to shoot. He’s able to run on the treadmill. He’s very limited. We have no real timetable right now. We’re hopeful that he’ll do something in November. Exactly what that will be, we really don’t know.”With Coleman a question mark for the start of the season and Obokoh — who practiced Thursday — working back, freshman forward Chris McCullough has worked at center on both offense and defense to complement senior Rakeem Christmas, who has started at center in the last two seasons. McCullough said that it hasn’t been too difficult to learn both positions, and Boeheim added that the forward and center spots are interchangeable on offense and just “three feet apart” in the 2-3 zone.Boeheim also said that Obokoh is a player that could provide the kind of off-the-bench defensive energy that former Syracuse center Baye Moussa Keita did in the past few seasons, and that the team needs him back for that role.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth Coleman and Obokoh were in full uniform and talking with reporters at media day.“It’s hard. Coming in here, and everyone’s practicing, and I want to practice,” Coleman said. “I enjoy taking my time, I don’t want to rush it or anything. It’s been hard. I’m just ready to get back out there.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hendrik Hilpert named ACC defensive player of the week

first_imgSyracuse goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career after holding No. 1 Wake Forest scoreless on Friday night.Hilpert posted a career-high nine saves against a Wake Forest team that hung 22 shots in a 0-0 tie against Syracuse (6-8-3, 0-6-2 ACC). It was the only time in conference play where the second-ranked Demon Deacons offense did not score.“He’s been doing that all year, but just the clean sheets haven’t been coming,” junior defender Kamal Miller said. “… He fights for us and he always seems to be the one to bail us out in tough situations.”Prior to its tie against Wake Forest, the Orange had just one clean sheet, a 2-0 win against Colgate. In a season where individual mistakes have burned SU, Hilpert has often been left with breakaway one-on-ones to save — which he has at times. He ranks fourth in the ACC with 3.12 saves per game.Syracuse will look for its first conference win this season in the ACC tournament Wednesday night, when it travels to Clemson to take on the fifth-seeded Tigers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just try to go into every game the same way, take responsibility when I can,” Hilpert said. “Obviously it worked against Wake Forest. It usually works in big games.“That’s the good thing, we only have big games left.” Comments Published on October 30, 2017 at 5:20 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturco Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more