Pennsylvania is located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Also known as the Keystone State, its motto is Virtue, Liberty, and Independence. Pennsylvania has 67 counties and its capital is Harrisburg. 10 largest counties are Philadelphia, Allegheny, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Lancaster, Chester, York, Berks and Westmoreland in that order. The state animal is Whitetail Deer and the state bird is Ruffed Grouse. Pennsylvania is ranked #6 in the U.S by population (approx. 12.5 million) and 33rd largest state in the U.S by area.
Pennsylvania Gross State Product (2014) for 2014 was $662.8 billion. It has approximately 1 million small businesses that employed 2.4 million workers in 2014 and accounted for 45% of the private sector labor force. Small firms make up 98.2% of the state’s employers. Philadelphia and Montgomery counties have more than 100,000 small businesses.