Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee to Host Pittsburgh Hearing on Government Barriers to PA Manufacturing Growth, Job Creation

The Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to explore government barriers to manufacturing growth and job creation in Pennsylvania. The state’s employment rate continues to trail behind other states as the Commonwealth emerges from the pandemic. The hearing will build on action the Senate took this week to rein in job-stifling regulations. 

WHO: Senator John Yudichak (I-14), chair of committee, will be joined by members of the Committee including Senator Devlin Robinson (R-37) of Allegheny County.

Employers, economic development professionals and union representatives will be speaking at the hearing including:

  • Jennifer Beer – Vice President, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce;
  • David Taylor – President, Pennsylvania Manufacturer’s Association;
  • Drew Simpson – Regional Manager, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, and
  • Jeff Nobers – Executive Director, Pittsburgh Works Together.

WHAT: The Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee hearing on “Government Barriers to PA Manufacturing Growth, Job Creation”

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 27

WHERE: Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Pittsburgh Office, 650 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, 15205. A tour of the neighboring carpentry training facility will follow the hearing.

WATCH: The hearing will be streamed live at https://community.pasenategop.com/.

The hearing is open to the media, but RSVP’s are recommended.

 

CONTACT: Scot Pitzer – Executive Director; spitzer@pasen.gov