Job creation, economic competitiveness with NJ, NY explored in Argall’s latest TV program


HARRISBURG – Potential improvements to Pennsylvania’s economic development strategy and how to expedite job creation efforts are highlighted in the latest edition of Senator David G. Argall’s (R-Schuylkill/Berks) monthly television show.

The show featured testimony from a recent bipartisan joint hearing of the Senate Majority and Senate Democratic Policy committees that examined Pennsylvania’s burdensome permitting process and lack of economic development incentives compared to neighboring states.

“I recently met with a group of business leaders in Berks County who detailed several roadblocks preventing them from creating more jobs and expanding or relocating in Pennsylvania,” Argall said. “This joint hearing offered a non-partisan look at the things we’re doing well in terms of supporting business growth, and more importantly, what we can do better.”

Argall points to efforts in New York and New Jersey that are taking potential developers and employers away from Pennsylvania due to incentives offered and lack of bureaucratic red tape involved.

“The bipartisan discussion provided us with several examples and ideas how state government can work with the private sector to create economic opportunities and grow jobs for local residents,” Argall said.

The program will air on:

  • Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
  • Comcast On-Demand on Channel 1 – Get Local – Government – State Senate.
  • Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
  • Service Electric (Channel 19) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • The program is available on Berks Community Television, Shen-Heights TV, Hazleton’s WLYN TV 35 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10. Please check local listings for air times.
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