Wolf says Pennsylvania needs more confidence in ability to sustain business

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 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a recruiting office in Philadelphia. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a recruiting office in Philadelphia. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Philadelphia to speak to representatives of a new business that is looking to expand.  

Workers at the global recruitment firm indicated they are impressed with the city.

Wolf, state and city officials stopped in at the Frank Recruitment Group’s Philadelphia offices to talk about how the state is faring compared to the other locations of the company’s offices.

“They are trying to bring, attract and retain in Pennsylvania the very people we want to attract and retain in Pennsylvania,” the governor said. “The people who are going to university, we want to keep them here and show them the great virtues of being in Pennsylvania.”

After an hourlong meeting, Wolf said managers of the company headquartered in England showed them some of the reasons the commonwealth is underrated as a place for business.

“We just have to have to have a better understanding,  I think, within Pennsylvania of how good we really are,” Wolf said. “Philadelphia is a phenomenal place to live and work, Pittsburgh is a phenomenal place to live and work … all of Pennsylvania is.”

Frank’s Philadelphia office is outpacing its counterpart in New York City.

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