Pennsylvania Department of Economic & Community Development
WHAT WE DO
Italian Representative Office of the State of Pennsylvania
For more than 10 years Patrizia Marani has been the Italian director for the Department of Community and Economic Development for the State of Pennsylvania. Bees Communication provides free information and assistance in coordination with the central offices at the state capital in Harrisburg, on benefits and opportunities reserved for Italian businesses interested in expanding into the most dynamic and equipped regional and industrial system in the United States in the interest of the internationalization process for the company.
Pennsylvania is the twentieth world economic power and the eighth in the United States. With a strategic geographic position (an hour from New York and within 500 miles of 40% of the American market) a significant amount of infrastructure comes together: 6 international airports and over 800 national airports and logistic platforms as well as 5 sea and river ports that link to the major global markets (the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Canada, and the Great Lakes).
Pennsylvania has one of the most qualified work forces in the United States and with significant job training benefits.
The State industrial activity is particularly well-developed in the fields of pharmaceuticals, mechanics, agro-food, aerospace, and biochemistry with excellence in the field of life sciences (first in the country) and high tech, thanks to the work of Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA). In the field of energy, Pennsylvania is second in the world for shale gas production which is exported overseas.
In addition to being home to 4 of the 50 top universities in the country, Pennsylvania has one of the most qualified work forces in the United States and with significant job training benefits.
For years, many Italian companies have maintained a presence in Pennsylvania. Among the most important are: Ansaldo sts, Augusta Westland, Carel USA, Manuli inc., Autogrill Group, Eni USA, Guna spa, Finmeccanica, Marcegaglia, Fiat/New Holland.