State Steering Committee
State Quick Facts
Owner, Discover Health Chiropractic
Principal; Former Senator, Earl Baker Consulting; Pennsylvania State Senate
Owner, SunySide Supply, Inc.
Financial & HR Manager, American Tinning and Galvanizing
Owner, Campbell House Bed and Breakfast
Principal, Diversified Services
Former Westmoreland County GOP Chairman, Owner, Christoper Optometry
President, Ernst Conservation Seeds
Sales, DJB Group
CEO/Executive Director, Spanish American Civic Association
Owner, Stereo Shop
Owner, Drexel Automotive
HR Director, Becker Wholesale Mine Supply
Owner, Keller Financial Group
Owner, Pealer’s Flowers
Owner, Avas, Inc.
Vice President, McCutcheon Enterprises
Owner, JW Neuhauser
Owner, Robert M. Sides Music Centers
Owner, Land Management Company
Owner, J.T. Auto Body
Co-Owner, Dan’s Camera City
Gross State Product:
Total Nonfarm Employment:
Tom Wolf (R)
Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D)
Support For Local Business
Governor Tom Wolf (R) “Pennsylvania’s small businesses are integral to building a strong state economy with stable communities. I am committed to ensuring that our small businesses remain successful by helping cut through the red tape that can sometimes stifle business creation efforts before they start.”
(Governor Tom Wolf, “Wolf Administration Celebrates Pennsylvania Small Business Week 2017,” http://dced.pa.gov/newsroom/wolf-administration-celebrates-pennsylvania-small-business-week-2017/. 5/1/17)
Representative Bill Shuster (R) “As a former small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to not only run a business day-to-day but also keep up with complicated tax codes at the local, state, and federal levels. That’s why I have always believed that Congress needs to set tax policies that help our most innovative and entrepreneurial citizens, not slow them down with complex laws.”
(Representative Bill Shuster, “Budget & Taxes,” https://shuster.house.gov/budget-taxes)
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA): “Helping small businesses expand and fueling the economy is something both Republicans and Democrats should support.”
(Senator Bob Casey, Jr., “Casey Unveils Bipartisan Jobs Bill,” Press Release, 6/4/13)
Pennsylvania’s 1 million small businesses represent 99.6% of all employers in the state and employ 2.5 million workers.
Women-owned businesses make up 304,700 of Pennsylvania small businesses.
Veteran-owned businesses make up 97,900 of Pennsylvania small businesses.
A total of 15,758 companies, which operate internationally, competing in global markets on a daily basis for inputs, capital, and customers, export from Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania exports reached $36.6 billion in 2016.
Eighteen Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the Keystone State.