Deputy Secretary of Technology & Innovation, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Steve D’Ettorre serves as the Deputy Secretary of Technology & Entrepreneurship for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, where he focuses on supporting technology-based economic development, engaging with universities, encouraging the growth of Pennsylvania’s small businesses, working to further support the life sciences industry, and addressing the issue of outmigration in the commonwealth. He oversees policies and programming in a number of areas, such as supporting Pennsylvania’s start-up ecosystem, strengthening the manufacturing sector, venture capital funding, small business development, and the catalyzation of existing energy resources. Additionally, a number of federal opportunities tied to innovation and regional economic growth are driven out through Technology & Entrepreneurship, including EDA, SSBCI, and ARC.
Steve previously served as Policy Director at DCED where he worked on the development and execution of several of Governor Wolf’s initiatives, including the creation of the Pennsylvania Business One Stop Shop. He also served DCED’s primary point of contact on public-facing issues such as automated vehicles and health equity.