Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobs

first_img November 13, 2018 Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, Pa – Governor Tom Wolf announced the rapidly growing online retailer and home delivery provider goPuff will construct a new headquarters in Philadelphia and build ten warehouses across Pennsylvania, creating over 500 new jobs over the next three years.“goPuff is a great example of how Pennsylvania’s strengths in aspects like education, workforce development, and economic stability have led to a climate where startups thrive,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is committed to providing the support needed by companies like goPuff as they grow.”goPuff will invest $4 million in a multi-stage expansion plan centered on the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters in Philadelphia, located at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. Ten new warehouse operations will be launched in Allegheny, Chester, Dauphin, Lackawanna and Philadelphia counties, and six existing warehouse operations will be expanded. The new headquarters will provide over 150 new, full-time jobs, while the new and expanded warehouses will create approximately 400 jobs over the next three years. The company has about 125 employees at its headquarters now, currently located in the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.“We are proud to invest in Philadelphia as we grow our footprint and are grateful for the support of the city as well as Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help us realize our expansion,” added Yakir Gola, co-founder. “We strive to ingrain Philadelphia’s culture as part of goPuff.”“We consider Philadelphia our first investor. We would not have been able to scale our business as quickly and deliver the moments that matter most to our customers had it not been for the support of the city and the state,” said Rafael Ilishayev, co-founder of goPuff.goPuff received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $400,000 Pennsylvania First grant with phased distribution contingent on job creation. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.goPuff is a digital convenience retailer operating in over 40 U.S. markets and delivering thousands of products – ranging from snacks, drinks, ice cream, alcohol, and more – directly to customers from centrally located warehouses, 24/7, for a flat delivery fee. Since founded in 2013 by two Drexel students — Ilishayev and Gola — the company has grown to operate in 48 markets across 21 states and the District of Columbia and has plans to expand to approximately 60 locations by the end of 2018.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces Major Online Retailer Will Establish Headquarters, Build 10 Warehouses in Pennsylvania, Creating 500+ Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Thinking of going green? These are the energy-efficient homes of 2017

first_imgThe Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The house is made from recycled timber, leftover cedar barn doors and feature bluestone panels and has passive solar heating.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoEco-Essence Homes, also from Queensland, won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home for its 8.5 star energy-efficient rated beach house, designed to incorporate passive heating and cooling principles by taking in breezes and natural sunlight. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Featuring a timeless facade and a 1960s feel, even the house’s low pitched roof imitates the white sails of a yacht.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is full of beautiful timber details, white quartz polished concrete floors and glass walls. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.The award is the highest accolade at the HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards, recognising the best in environmentally-responsible housing. This is what $4.6m will get you The 10 worst postcodes for mortgage stress Parents competing with banks DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award with this design. Picture supplied by HIA.Queensland’s DJG Projects won the HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home for an impressive off-grid house controlled by smart automation in The Ecovillage at Currumbin sustainable community on the Gold Coast.A photovoltaic system runs the building management system, which offers real time data on energy and water usage. center_img The Sociable Weaver won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home for this design. Pic supplied by HIA.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the award winners had reached the pinnacle of sustainable building practices and were leading the industry in providing comfortable homes for their clients. “Now more than ever consumers are looking for smarter ways to build and are increasingly seeking energy efficient homes for their comfort and long-term cost savings,” he said. Eco-Essence Homes has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Spec Home award for this design. Picture supplied by HIA.And all products were purchased from local manufacturers — minimising transportation and, in turn, carbon emissions. The 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home was awarded to Victorian building company, The Sociable Weaver. DJG Projects has won HIA Australian GreenSmart Custom Built Home award for this home. Pic supplied by HIA.CARBON positive, zero waste, passive solar heating, off-grid — welcome to the sustainable homes of 2017.A modern take on the classic beach shack and a recycled timber retreat have taken out two of the nation’s top sustainable housing awards.The eco-friendly designs by two Gold Coast based companies featured in the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Australian GreenSmart Awards, showcasing the very best of the builders making a difference to the environment.last_img read more

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School bus crash report cites speed, sun and oncoming traffic

first_imgVersailles, In. — WCPO in Cincinnati has obtained the crash report from the South Dearborn Community School bus crash earlier this month on State Road 350 in Aurora. The driver, Raymond Nies, 64, of Moores Hill, reportedly was driving too fast, fighting glare from the sun and evasive action was not possible because of oncoming traffic.The report from Indiana State Police says the impact moved the Rumpke truck 40-feet and left one student pinned.The motorist immediately behind the bus swerved off the road and hit a mailbox in order to avoid a collision. Other witnesses told police the sun was very bright at the time of the crash.No charges have been filed in the crash. The report is expected to be turned over to the prosecutors’ office in April for review.last_img

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India to face Australian test in FIH Hockey Pro League 2020

first_imgBhubaneswar: After having faced two out of the top-3 ranked sides in their opening FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 encounters, World No 4 India will be facing World No 2 Australia in two intriguing ties here at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium on Friday and Saturday.With two wins against the Netherlands in January and another one against reigning World and European Champions Belgium in their first match on February 8, the Indian team climbed up to No 4 in the FIH World Rankings and will bank on consistent performances to shrug off stiff competition from the FIH Hockey Pro League Defending Champions.India is currently third on the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020 points table with a total of 8 points from their four matches, resulting from two normal time wins, one shootout win and a loss to Belgium. Meanwhile, the visitors sit on the fifth position with 6 points from their four matches, having won one match in normal time, one in a shootout, lost one in normal time and another one in a shootout.Ahead of the match, India head coach Graham Reid said: “I think we have played some very consistent level of hockey in our first four matches against the Netherlands and Belgium. We faced two of the top-3 teams in the world and showed that we can compete at the highest level constantly. We are feeling really confident ahead of the matches against the No. 2 team in the world, and of course, they are also the defending champions of the FIH Hockey Pro League.”Reid also spoke about playing different teams back-to-back in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2020. IANSAlso Read: Belgium win FIH Hockey World CupAlso Watch: Closing Ceremony of National Level Campaign on “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan” by Railway Childlinelast_img read more

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Entrepreneurs pitch ideas at conference

first_imgStudents from USC, UCLA and the California Institute of Technology attended Startup Equinox, an event organized by USC students, that allowed students to pitch ideas and form teams to compete in local startup and innovation competitions.Students from a variety of disciplines pitched their ideas onstage for 90 seconds, hoping to attract other students with similar interests.Spencer Moss, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, was one of the organizers of the event and also an entrepreneur who is passionate about the startup culture.“This is my fourth Startup Equinox that I’ve done,” Moss said. “We wanted to create a place where students can come together and bounce their ideas back and forth, and hopefully build teams and ventures out of them.”Startup Equinox is an event that brought together entrepreneurs and university students from the greater Los Angeles area. During the event, founders, entrepreneurs and students connected, shared their business ideas and offered expertise in areas such as marketing, design, finance and engineering.“When we were first organizing, what we noticed was a big disconnect between the Marshall entrepreneurs, the idea guys, so to speak, and the engineering students, the creative people,” Moss said.The event began with a conversation between Eytan Elbaz and Ankur Bulsara, the founders of Scopely, a mobile entertainment network. The discussion was moderated by Ashish Soni, the founding director of the Viterbi Students Institute for Innovation.“The goal is to give students some real context as to how they can make their ideas come true,” Moss said. “They come from different stages; some people have ideas and others have fully funded startups and successful ventures.”Many attendees were excited to have the opportunity to meet other entrepreneurial-minded students.“There is a huge entrepreneurship community at USC but there hasn’t really been a way to meet each other until now,” said Asher Genoot, a sophomore majoring in business administration. “I think this is a great event for entrepreneurs to come together and showcase what they’ve done and ask questions to learn what entrepreneurship is all about.”Michael Boateng, a freshman majoring in cognitive science, pitched a business at the event. His startup idea, Madafo, is a fashion business that hopes to integrate individualism into fashion.“When I was up there, I thought to myself: Believe in yourself. No matter what happens, as long as you believe, that’s all it matters,” Boateng said.Samantha Katzman, a senior majoring in print and digital journalism, participated in the event in the hopes of building her portfolio.“There are a lot of really creative people out there and I think it will be interesting to be involved in a startup and to be around some motivated people,” Katzman said.Genoot said that Startup Equinox is not only for people to grow their entrepreneurial spirit, but also to meet other people who are interested and foster those relationships, even after graduation.“What’s really amazing is that when we have a Startup Equinox, someone’s coming back and saying that they’ve met their business partner at Startup Equinox and now [they’re] in a later stage [of creating a business],” Moss said. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

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