Pennsylvania Awards and Rankings

Around the world, prestigious business publications, and organizations recognize Pennsylvania as the state to do business.

Pennsylvania Awards and Rankings

The following list captures just some of the recent recognition, awards, and rankings that have been earned by the commonwealth. Pennsylvania is a game-changer state, read more about some of our most successful projects.

Site Selection recognizes PA as #1 in new and expansion projects in the Northeast

Site Selection Magazine ranked Pennsylvania 1st in the Northeast in its annual awards recognizing top-performing states for capital investment attraction. Pennsylvania featured a total of 227 projects, ranking it well above all other Northeastern states.

Energy Program Recognized by Business Facilities 2015 Economic Development Award

Business Facilities recognized the Alternative and Clean Energy Program — administered jointly by the DCED and the Dept. of Environmental Protection, under the direction of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) — for its Achievement in Targeted Initiatives category for being exceptionally effective. The program provides financial assistance in the form of grant and loan funds that will be used by eligible applicants for the utilization, development, and construction of alternative and clean energy projects in the commonwealth.

Philly Ranks 6th in Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters
PA Ranks 3rd in several key Biotech & Clean Energy categories
PA Earns Bronze- Deal of the Year 2014
PA ranks 6th in U.S. for attracting private investment in clean energy
PA 3rd in U.S. For Private Equity Investment
Silver Shovel Award (2014)
Governor’s Cup (2013): #1 in NorthEast
Silver Shovel Award (2013)
Trade and Industry Development CiCi Award (2013)
PA ranked #1 in 2013 for Issuance of Industrial Development Bonds
National Venture Capital Association Top 15 Cities for Tech Startup Investments (2013)
#5 for Life Sciences Cluster Report (2013)
#7 for Tech Employment (2013)
MarketWatch Top Cities for Business Growth (2013)
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