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

Tom Brady says he’s in ‘uncharted territory’ with Patriots

first_img“I’m really not worried about it. I’m secure for this year, I think,” he said. “At least I get a few first team reps out there. I just go out there and try to do the best I can. … There’s a lot of guys who have one year left on their contract. I’ve got one year to go and we’ll see what happens.”The new deal is a two-year extension through the 2021 season but, according to an ESPN report, the 2020 and 2021 seasons are void years. To further this: the two years of Brady’s extension are void years, per source. This deal is about 2019: Brady gets a raise, while the void years allow the team to create cap space this season. https://t.co/DfthC32j6w— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 4, 2019″It’s really the reality for most guys in the NFL,” Brady said. “I don’t want anyone to think I’m any different from everyone else. Football is a tough business. It’s a production business. I’m ready to go this year, and that’s really what matters and that’s where my focus is.” Tom Brady, Patriots nearing 2-year extension worth extra $70 million, report says Bill Belichick vows to be ‘more involved’ with Patriots’ defense “The focus is this year and what we’ve got to do. That’s where I’m focused. That’s all that really matters in the end. That’s what this team expects of me, to put everything into it, like I always have and I’m really excited for the year.”Brady seems unconcerned about any future decisions that will need to be made. Tom Brady may have just inked a new contract with the Patriots, but the veteran quarterback knows he’s in a “unique situation.”Brady will receive an $8 million salary increase this season, a raise from $15 million to $23 million. Patriots receiver Josh Gordon files for reinstatement to NFL However, anything beyond that is still up in the air considering he’s entering his third decade in the NFL at the age of 42.”It’s a unique situation I’m in … my 20th year with the same team, 42 years old, so, pretty much uncharted territory I think for everybody,” Brady told media Monday, via the team’s website. “I’m going to go out there and do the best I can this year and see what happens. … Related Newslast_img read more