Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Last Updated: 11/22/10 2:50 PM