It was one of two tier-two metros in Pennsylvania to make the Top 10. Lancaster came in at No. 5.
"It is encouraging that the successful projects were not restricted to one or two regions – we are seeing growth and job creation throughout the state – from our major metropolitan centers to our rural communities," Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett said. "Continuing our efforts to improve our business climate and simplify the relationship between employers and state government will help us carry this momentum forward."
Site Selection reported that Pennsylvania finished third in the nation with 430 new or expanded corporate facilities in 2012. The ranking is based on new corporate location projects that met at least one of the following criteria: involved a capital investment of at least $1 million, created at least 50 new jobs or added at least 20,000 square feet of space.
Pennsylvania also was rated the top state in the Northeast by the Governor's Cup New Plant Scoreboard, which divides the nation into seven regions.