Policy committee to hold hearing on PA’s economy, business climate

Two state lawmakers will host a hearing on the commonwealth's economy and business climate in conjunction with a statewide jobs tour from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania.

Reps. Kerry Benninghoff and George Dunbar, serving respectively as chairman and deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, will join additional House members from across the commonwealth to hear testimony from a variety of sources including private businesses, advocacy groups and trade associations.

Focusing on the tasks of improving the state’s competitiveness, ameliorating tax burdens and resolving regulatory issues, speakers also plan to address the topic of recent graduate preparedness to fill active job slots, as well as how to court new business to the region to expand professional opportunities and create new jobs.

Representatives will be in attendence from diverse regional business interests including the Tax Foundation, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, the National Federation of Independent Business, and Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, as well as local employers Westmoreland County Community College, T.P. Electric, Inc., and Schramm Farms and Orchards.

The hearing will be held at the Founders Hall Amphitheater, 145 Pavilion Lane.

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