Pennsylvania

Overview

The land of Pennsylvania has a conflicted history. It was originally heavily disputed in the early 1600s by the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English. The state was the site of several pivotal battles in the Revolutionary War, including Valley Forge and Gettysburg. Pennsylvania was the seat of the US Federal Government even before the United States was fully formed and was the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Pennsylvania houses the nation's first oil well, and its iron ore and coal mines led to the state’s booming steel industries and enabled the nation’s railroad expansion. The state also has a strong agricultural industry with dairy products, corn, cattle, potatoes, and Christmas trees at the top, among other goods. Pennsylvania is a great place for small businesses to break into the market in huge East Coast cities.

Industry Stats

  • 336,178 people work in hospitals in Pennsylvania. That’s more people than the population of Pittsburgh.
  • There is only one primary care physician for every 82 people in this state.
  • Couples spent an average of $354 on event table centerpieces for their wedding in 2015.
  • More people work in computer systems design than legal services in Pennsylvania.
  • There are only 24,122 electricians for the state’s 4.9 million households. Each electrician has to service, on average, 204 houses.
  • In Pennsylvania, couples spent a combined $20 million for limo services for their wedding last year.

Pennsylvania is a great place for a small business looking to access the large markets in Philadelphia and the nearby cities New York City, Washington DC, and Boston. Pennsylvania has a large and growing labor force and manageable tax rates. If you have the capital to start a business here, Pennsylvania has the support to allow you to excel.

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