Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Each and every one of us plays an important role in helping Americans gain and maintain access to life saving medicines, in order to fight chronic disease and to live longer, healthier lives.  

Currently, WWFH Pennsylvania is a network of 50+ life science companies, business and labor groups, and patient/community organizations that seek to educate our elected leaders, the news media and our communities about the important economic and social contributions of the life sciences industry.  

We stand together on critical public policy issues that allow the life sciences sector and the surrounding community to thrive, so that together we can:

  • Foster an environment for increased economic development and service as a positive economic driver for Pennsylvania
  • Lead in the research and development of new cures which make a difference in the quality of life for Pennsylvanians and millions of Americans
  •  Invest effectively in our communities, our patients our employees, our businesses and community partners

The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of Pennsylvania’s most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.

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Supporting High Quality Jobs in Pennsylvania

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 46,830 jobs in Pennsylvania in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 207,046 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 253,876 jobs across the Pennsylvania economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Pennsylvania workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $4.2 billion in personal taxes in 2017—$3.7 billion in federal taxes and $481.7 million in state taxes.

Pennysylvania's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $67.3 billion in economic output for the state of Pennsylvania—including $30.2 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $37.1 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$644,957
$172,624
$30.2 Billion
$37.1 Billion
$78.8 Billion

vendor relationships

9,712

vendor spending

$7,008,317,948

Find Your
Elected Officials

Partners

Business/Economic Development Partners

Bio Advance

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry

Chester County Economic Development Council

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress

Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central PA

Life Sciences Pennsylvania

PACT

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Select Greater Philadelphia

University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania Medicine

Health Advocacy Partners

A Cure in Sight

Action Wellness

AIDS Fund Philly

ALS Association of Greater Philly Chapter

ALS Association Western PA Chapter

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

Alzheimer's Association of Delaware Valley Chapter

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network of PA

American Liver Foundation (Western PA/ KY/ Indiana/ OH/ WV)

American Liver Foundation Mid-Atlantic

American Lung Association (Pittsburgh, Ohio, West Virginia)

American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

Arthritis Foundation - Central and Western PA

Arthritis Foundation - Eastern PA

Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance

Autoinflammatory Alliance

AXYS

Boomer Esiason Foundation

Breast Cancer Alliance

Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia

Castleman Disease Collaborative Network

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Chronic Disease Coalition

Community Liver Alliance

Cure VCP Disease, Inc.

CureDuchenne

CureSMA

Danio Connect

Danio Diary

Dup 15q Alliance

Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania 

The Emily Whitehead Foundation 

Epilepsy Association of Western/Central Pennsylvania

Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania

Global Colon Cancer Association

Global Genes

Gorlin Syndrome Alliance

His Breast Cancer Awareness Inc.

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania

Kids Conquering Sickle Cell Disease Foundation

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  

Little Hercules Foundation

Liv4TheCure

Lung Transplant Foundation

Lupus Foundation Tri-State

Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania

National Eczema Association

National Hemophilia Foundation Eastern PA Chapter

National Hemophilia Foundation Western PA Chapter

National Kidney Foundation

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- Delaware Valley Chapter

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- Pittsbugh Chapter

Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

PRA Health Sciences

Practicing Physicians of America

RYR-1 Foundation

Sick Cells

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter

Simon's Heart

Sisters R Us Circle of Survivors

Solve ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) Initiative

Tourette Association of America

United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

United Spinal Association

Uplifting Athletes

Young People in Recovery 

 

Labor Partners

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Plumbers Union 690

Sheet Metal Workers Local 19

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Media

We Work For Health Partner - Rob Long - Uplifting Athletes
We Work For Health Partner - Rob Long - Uplifting Athletes

Meet Rob Long. He is a cancer survivor and the Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes in Doylestown, PA.

Meet Rob Long. He is a cancer survivor and the Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes in Doylestown, PA.

2017 We Work For Health Summit
2017 We Work For Health Summit

Watch and learn why some of our PA partners attend the annual We Work For Health Summit

Watch and learn why some of our PA partners attend the annual We Work For Health Summit

2014 WWFH PA Vendor Summit
2014 WWFH PA Vendor Summit

The 2014 We Work For Health PA Summit gathered business leaders at GSK's Navy Yard facility to discuss the economic impact of the biopharmaceutical industry.

The 2014 We Work For Health PA Summit gathered business leaders at GSK's Navy Yard facility to discuss the economic impact of the biopharmaceutical industry.