Working together for all Pennsylvanians in public-private partnership, Team Pennsylvania accelerates the commonwealth’s long-term economic future.
A dynamic, non-profit organization, Team Pennsylvania is a statewide entity co-chaired by the Governor and a private sector leader. We are the state’s trusted neutral broker and convener, and we couple collaboration with strategic investment of public and private funds to accelerate Pennsylvania’s economy.
We convene cross-sector collaboratives on the most transformative economic opportunities in Pennsylvania: agriculture, energy, and manufacturing, with plans to launch a future collaboration in life sciences/biotech. Each collaborative includes the commonwealth’s top policy-makers and business leaders, as well as leaders of labor, academia, and nonprofits.
Together, we tackle the issues that no one sector can address alone to position Pennsylvania as a leader among states and a competitor among nations, maximizing impact for the commonwealth while creating equity and economic opportunity for all Pennsylvanians.
There have been many economic and political changes since our founding in 1997. Despite these changes, we have never wavered from our commitment to the experience our partners have when working with Team Pennsylvania:
Through our 2022-2023 strategic planning process, our staff and board adopted a set of core values that reflect our desire to be a more people-centric organization. These values represent the qualities and attributes that connect us to a shared commitment of who we are as individuals, in our work, and as ambassadors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
Since 2018, Team Pennsylvania has taken steps towards addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA), internally with staff and the Board of Directors, and externally through partnerships and programs. As an organization that focuses on long-term systems change, this work has been embedded across every component of Team Pennsylvania, with the recognition that one-off “initiatives” do not effectively address long-standing disparities or align with organizational goals.
By 2020, that commitment required professional expertise, which led to a formal engagement with Social Contract to assess the organization and make recommendations accordingly. Team Pennsylvania continues to put those recommendations into action through an ongoing and intentional process, with a vision of economic vitality for all in this commonwealth.