Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Nations Photo Lab has moved its Cockeysville, Maryland-based Artsy Couture headquarters to Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania. The $5.6 million relocation will create 125 new, full-time jobs in the Susquehanna Valley, according to a press release.
“In this digital era, memories can be captured using many different devices, but they can only be eternally preserved in print,” said Wolf. “Pennsylvania is happy to welcome Artsy Couture to the commonwealth and is proud to support them as they create jobs, capture life’s moments, and provide a critical service to local photographers.”
As part of Artsy Couture’s relocation and expansion efforts, the company has purchased an existing 73,850-square-foot building in Springettsbury Township. The relocation includes the purchase of the building, renovations, new equipment, furniture, and job training costs.
“Our new, larger manufacturing space in York County will allow us to bring our teams together to increase efficiency, encourage collaboration and support the future growth of our business,” said Harvis Kramer, president, Artsy Couture. “This site will offer great flexibility in our future growth across the U.S.”
According to Wolf’s office, Nations Photo Lab received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the project. The proposal includes a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $125,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creating the new jobs, and a $52,800 workforce training grant. The company has also been encouraged by DCED to apply for a $2 million loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).