|Posted:||January 15, 2019 04:30 PM|
|From:||Senator John T. Yudichak and Sen. Vincent J. Hughes, Sen. James R. Brewster|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Establishing a Pennsylvania Manufacturing Officer and Manufacturing Competitiveness Board|
|In the near future, we plan to reintroduce Senate Bill 923 from last session, which creates the position of Chief Manufacturing Officer and establishes a Manufacturing Competitiveness Board within the Commonwealth. Our legislation is part of a package of bills designed to aid our manufacturers, workers, and small businesses and rebuild our manufacturing base.
The Chief Manufacturing Officer would advise the Governor on policy issues affecting the manufacturing sector. Specifically, the position is intended to:
As you may know, manufacturing accounts for 12% of the state's total gross domestic product output, and it employs more than 9% of our workforce. Our manufacturing industry is vital to this state’s economic health, and it deserves special attention to ensure growth and development.
We hope you will join us in sponsoring this important legislation.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Senator Yudichak’s office at 717-787-7105.
Introduced as SB267