Kirkland to host Policy Committee hearing on jobs and economic development Thursday in Chester

CHESTER, Oct. 23 – As part of the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on jobs and economic development.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in City Council Chambers at Chester City Hall, 1 E. 4th St.

Kirkland requested the hearing to discuss the importance of creating more jobs that offer good pay and benefits while boosting local economic development. Kirkland will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The current agenda is:

    10:00 a.m.      Welcome and opening remarks
    10:10 a.m.      State panel:

  • Carol Kilko, deputy secretary for business financing, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
  • Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for workforce development, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry 

    10:45 a.m.      Local panel:

  • Drake Nakaishi, executive director, Chester Economic Development Authority
  • John Daly, executive director, Delaware County Workforce Development Board

    11:20 a.m.      Closing remarks

The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which includes putting people first by growing good jobs, investing in quality schools and working toward a fair economy. Visit for additional information about the Plan4PA and for Policy Committee materials.

The media and public are invited to attend.