HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin and Deputy Secretary of Technology and Innovation Sheri Collins today continued the 'Jobs that Pay' tour at st@rtup, Harrisburg's first co-working space.
"Seeing firsthand the collaboration that takes place in co-working space is truly inspiring. This type of setup encourages thought sharing, increases the amount and type of resources available, and fosters a spirit of teamwork and community," said Sec. Davin. "st@rtup's location in a beautifully restored historic building just steps away from an array of restaurants, a network of other small businesses, and the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex is yet another one of the strong advantages it offers its members."
In September 2016, Governor Tom Wolf announced a $3.5 million state grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP) to help redevelop blighted buildings the Third Street commercial corridor in Midtown Harrisburg. st@rtup relocated to one of buildings revitalized with RCAP assistance, and nearly doubled its available space with the move.
"Governor Wolf has made it clear to the entrepreneurial community that his administration is focused on strategies that best encourage the continued growth and success of Pennsylvania's entrepreneurs and small businesses," said Deputy Sec. Collins. "I am extremely excited to see this development in Harrisburg."
"st@rtup represents what Harrisburg is prime for – innovation and creativity," says Adam Porter, co-owner st@rtup with Adam Brackbill. "We aim to foster this spirit of collaboration that has enabled us to help others grow, to continue moving our city in a positive direction."
Established in 2013, st@rtup is Harrisburg's first co-working space. Its goal is to offer members a place to grow their businesses in an environment that is professional, yet easy going; collaborative, yet independent – allowing them to conduct business comfortably and efficiently. st@rtup's members include small businesses, freelancers, and remote employees of large firms.
The 'Jobs that Pay' tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
For more information on st@rtup, visit startuphbg.com.
For more information about DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.
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