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PA Manufacturing Call to Action Portal

The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) offers a portal for manufacturers of products related to the numerous supply chain components for protecting us from the coronavirus. Manufacturers of supplies and products or companies that can pivot existing manufacturing capabilities to meet the necessary demand can contact DCED via the Manufacturing Call to Action Portal.

The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Call to Action Portal allows DCED to:

  • Match manufacturers and distributors to fill specific supply chain needs to meet increasing demands for medical supplies and related products.
  • Assist manufacturers that have workforce needs or gaps and aid them in identifying skilled workers.
  • Identify manufacturers that can pivot or innovate to fulfill the demand for medical supplies and related products.

The portal is a joint effort among partners including the DCED, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, IRC Network, Life Sciences PA, Pennsylvania Life Sciences Greenhouses, and the PA Chamber of Business and Industry.