JOSEPH S. LORD, III, CH. J.
Plaintiff, Middle Atlantic States Engineering, Inc., incorporated and having its principal place of business in Pennsylvania, brings this action for breach of contract against the City of Camden, Camden Municipal Utilities Authority and Camden County Sewage Authority. Jurisdiction is based on diversity of citizenship, 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Defendants have moved to dismiss alleging, inter alia, that we lack personal jurisdiction over them. We agree and, therefore, will dismiss this action.
Pennsylvania's long-arm statute, Pa. Stat. Ann. tit. 42, § 8301 et seq. (Supp. 1976-77), has a provision which allows for jurisdiction over a foreign corporation if allowable under the Constitution of the United States. See 42 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 8308(b). Therefore, the issue is whether the defendants have "certain minimum contacts" with this state "such that the maintenance of the suit does not offend 'traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice.'"
International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington, 326 U.S. 310, 316, 90 L. Ed. 95, 66 S. Ct. 154 (1945). Of course, a suit based on a contract which has substantial connection with the forum state can meet the standard. McGee v. International Life Insurance Co., 355 U.S. 220, 223, 2 L. Ed. 2d 223, 78 S. Ct. 199 (1957).
Where "certain minimum contacts" exist, jurisdiction can constitutionally be exercised on the theory that:
"* * * to the extent that a corporation exercises the privilege of conducting activities within a state, it enjoys the benefits and protection of the laws of that state. The exercise of that privilege may give rise to obligations and, so far as those obligations arise out of or are connected with the activities within the state, a procedure which requires the corporation to respond to a suit brought to enforce them can, in most instances, hardly be said to be undue." International Shoe Co. v. State of Washington, supra at 319.