Governor Wolf Visits Mill 19

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf approaches a robotic arm, guided by ARM De-Risking Center Manager, Larry Hayhurst.

January 2020 – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited ARM’s headquarters – Mill 19 in Pittsburgh – on January 24, 2020 to announce his new budget proposal centered on strengthening innovation in the state. During his visit, the Governor experienced how much the site has grown since his visit in 2017 when Mill 19 was just a shell.

The announced budget proposal includes a $12.35 million funding increase to drive an evidence-based, statewide innovation strategy through three fundamental building blocks: education, workforce development, and economic development.

“A strong community and entrepreneurial network are crucial for success. This holds true for start-ups, as well as established businesses,” said Gov. Wolf. “I’m proposing a strategic statewide innovation investment plan that will help get us on the right track to making Pennsylvania an innovation leader.”

Read the full announcement here. 

Gov. Wolf Announces PA Innovation Plan Proposal


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KDKA-TV: Gov. Tom Wolf Unveils $12M Budget Proposal Promoting Innovation In Pa.

WTAE: Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvania to be innovation leader


Mill 19, located in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood, is at the forefront of innovation in manufacturing. The space, which was built entirely within the frame of a former steel mill, shows how collaboration will drive the future of manufacturing. ARM is located in Mill 19A, the first building developed on the Hazelwood Green area. ARM occupies the first two floors of the building with Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative. Catalyst Connection, a PA MEP, is located on the third floor. More about Hazelwood Green here. 


Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is the nation’s leading collaborative in robotics and workforce innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership, we accelerate transformative robotic technologies and education to increase U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in January 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA by Carnegie Mellon University through an independent non-profit, and funded by the Department of Defense, ARM is part of the Manufacturing USA® network. Learn more at

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