(DCED) Budget (FY 2014-2015) Initiatives

Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Hearing Room #1, North Office Building



The focus of this hearing is the various Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Budget (FY 2014-2015) initiatives; an overview of the DCED programs available for PA businesses, including consolidation and accountability efforts; and a summary of the economic impact of the PA travel and tourism industry, including an update regarding the PA Tourism Partnership (PTP) and its public-private marketing/funding goals and efforts to date.  The underlying focal point of this hearing and the testimony to be presented by representatives of DCED regarding the subject matters referenced herein is the ever important need to promote economic development and job creation throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

{*} [Note: Each of the three primary sessions will be followed by a round of questions related to the corresponding session’s subject matter.]

{DCED Testifiers}

  • Carolyn Boser Newhouse, Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Investment (DCED)
  • R. Michael [Mike] Cortez, Special Advisor to the Secretary (DCED)
  • Scott D. Dunkelberger, Director, Center for Business Financing (DCED)

[9:00 A.M.] – Introductory Remarks – Senator Ward and Senator Fontana

[9:05 A.M.] – Introduction, PA Economy and DCED Mission – Carolyn Newhouse

 {*}[9:10 A.M.] – PA Economic Development and Business Assistance Programs – Carolyn Newhouse and Scott Dunkelberger

{*}[9:50 A.M.] – DCED Budget (FY 2014-2015) Initiatives

{*}[10:30 A.M.] – PA Tourism Economics, PTP, Statewide Marketing & Funding – Carolyn Newhouse