September 27, 2010
The Manufacture America event in Pennsylvania was held on September 27 at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township. View the invitation for further information. To view or download presentations from this event, click here.
Manufacturing contributed $75.5 billion to Pennsylvania’s overall economy in 2008, that's 13.6% of the total economic output of Pennsylvania.
In 2009, the manufacturing sector employed 573,600 workers. Manufacturing accounts for 10.2 percent of Pennsylvania’s nonfarm employment. Average annual pay for manufacturing workers was $51,533 in 2009, compared to $44,826 for the overall workforce.
More than one-sixth (17.9 percent) of all manufacturing workers in Pennsylvania depend on exports for their jobs (2008 data are the latest available.) Pennsylvania's export shipments of merchandise in 2009 totaled $28.4 billion. Pennsylvania posted the tenth largest export total among the 50 states that year. Pennsylvania's $6.0 billion increase in exports from 2005 to 2009 was the seventh largest among the 50 states.
List of confirmed speakers
Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale, Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
Ron Bloom, Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania
Don Graves, Deputy Under Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
Michael Imber, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP
Greg Boyer, Bayside Capital Fund, H.I.G. Capital
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community and Economic Development
Jim Buddelmeyer, Vice President, Purchasing, Gamesa Wind USA
Kathryn Klaber, President, Marcellus Coalition
Mike Williams, Vice President of North America Operations, U.S. Steel
Dr. Greg Reed, Director, Power and Energy Initiative, University of Pittsburgh
Gary Fedder, Department Head/Director of CIT's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
Dennis Thompson, President & CEO, DSN Innovations
Brian Kennedy, Vice President of Government Relations, Pittsburgh Technology Council
Lyn Doverspike, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
Pat Hayes, Export Solutions Group, Small Business Administration
Tom Cummings, Export-Import Bank
Thomas Palisin, Manufacturing Ombudsman for the State of Pennsylvania
Art Tintori, Managing Director of Financial Services, Catalyst Connection
Neal Rabogliatti, e-Strategy Consultant, Catalyst Connection
Connie Palucka, Senior Market Development Consultant, Catalyst Connection
For further information, see Resources for Pennsylvania Manufacturers