Friday, October 17, 2008
Pennsylvania's top economic development official is departing the Rendell administration. Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky says he will step down from the post next week. He has been with the administration since Rendell took office in January 2003. Yablonsky says he is ready to move back into the private sector and he felt he was not able to do his government job while looking for a new position. Four other cabinet secretaries have departed in recent months, as Governor Rendell heads into his last two years in office. Current deputy department secretary John Blake will fill Yablonsky's post on an interim basis.