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5 for 5: Five reasons to head to Williamsport for the Little League World Series

This Central Pennsylvania town has plenty of charms, and they're on full display every August during this international event. Check out our top five reasons to hit up the Series -- some of them may surprise you.

Night Market to bring thousands of hungry, thirsty, curious Philadelphians to Lancaster Avenue

Over the last four years, The Food Trust's wildly popular Night Markets have invigorated commercial corridors throughout the city, drawing thousands for strolling, eating, drinking and engagement with the arts. Tonight it rolls into West Philly.

Bottoms Up: Pittsburgh's best bartenders

We searched high and low to find five of the top barkeeps in the city. From picking the ideal vintage to crafting a custom cocktail, these experts make Steel City a great place to grab a drink.


UIX invites urban innovators from across the country to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in exciting new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this September 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation.
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Founders

Tessie McNeely, PhD of PhotoSonix Medical Inc.

Tessie McNeely, PhD of PhotoSonix Medical Inc.

City: Philadelphia

This innovative company uses low-level ultrasound and blue light to eradicate stubborn bacterial colonies. They are currently working on an acne treatment.

William R. McCann of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology

William R. McCann of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology

City: Valley Forge

This Valley Forge company uses software to ease the way for blind and low-vision musicians.

Mano Thubrikar of Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc.

Mano Thubrikar of Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc.

City: Philadelphia

Thanks to a plea from a desperate mother, this inventive researcher decided to rethink the artificial aortic valve, making it more like the real thing.

Garry Morefield of VaxForm

Garry Morefield of VaxForm

City: Bethlehem

This Northeast PA vaccine innovator is at the helm of a growing company.

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Companies

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Site2

Site2

City: Scranton
Industry: Business Services,Entrepreneurship,Investment - Northeast
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Gecko Robotics LLC

Gecko Robotics LLC

City: Hermitage
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing and Materials,Design,Energy,Entrepreneurship,High Technology,Investment - Southwest

436 companies and growing.

Featured City

Williamsport

Williamsport

Williamsport, like a handful of other small Pennsylvania cities, has been experiencing somewhat of a renaissance in recent years. This picturesque city nestled in the heart of Central PA saw more than $300 million in economic development in 2008, with palpable results in the form of crime reduction and a resurgent downtown.


In fact, 2008 was a big year for Williamsport, with a new, eight-screen movie theater opening downtown, the completion of the Market Street Bridge over the West Branch Susquehanna River, and the introduction of "First Fridays" to downtown, during which businesses, restaurants and shops display local photography and artwork, often with live music, to draw foot traffic downtown.


In addition to these developments, Williamsport has seen an increase in entrepreneurial activity in recent years, helped along by the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, a state program that assists local entrepreneurs and startups focused on manufacturing or information technology.