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High-End Apartment Project Displays Gritty Kensington's Potential in Philly

These guys are transforming an industrial relic into loft living, a magnet for urban pioneers.

Startup's High-Tech Food Safety Tool Attracts Attention and Investment

Imagine if testing for tainted food was as simple as checking a handheld device. Pennsylvania innovator Invisible Sentinel is making that happen while saving lives.

KE-TV: Building Local Living Economies with Pennsylvania's Finest

When Judy Wicks and Drew Arata talk sustainability, people should listen. Their efforts in Philadelphia and Media, respectively, have had impacts beyond their region.

Invite Only: The Force Behind Girl Geek Dinners

This Philadelphia tech maven's events make even techies-in-training feel comfortable.

Inventing the Marketplace: Analytical Graphics Inc. Plots Growth

A software company that began in a living room in 1989 now has 250 employees, $50M in annual sales and a flagship product with wide-ranging applications. Read more.

Making Marketers More Agile

When Ben Franklin funded the company $250,000 in 2008, it had three employees. Now it has over $20M in investment and 130 employees. Read more.

Innovation Nation: The Science Center turns 50

From its perch in University City, Philadelphia, the Science Center continues to invent the future.

Postgreen: See What Philadelphia's Modern Urban Planners Are Developing Next

Two of the firm's affordable, energy efficient and mixed-use projects are coming to Frankford Ave.

Every Murder Is Real: Philadelphia 'Healing Center' Advocates for Victims' Families

Victoria Greene channels a mother's anguish into services for the families of homicide victims.

Can Pennsylvania Lead American Exports Revival?

The state's biggest cheerleader for exports lauds new scholarships for small businesses to attend a trade mission to Brazil and Chile.

College Credit: Venture Capital For Students By Students

First Round Captial's innovative Dorm Room Fund gives a boost to student-run startups.

From Lancaster to Philly: Tri State Indie Tunes Up PA's Creative Economy

The community-minded online music network started in Lancaster and has since opened a physical space in Philadelphia's creative hub of Fishtown.

Girlz Just Want to Go Tech: A Talk With TechGirlz Founder Tracey Welson-Rossman

Tracey Welson-Rossman is a successful entrepreneur and activist who now heads TechGirlz, aimed at encouraging young women to pursue tech careers. 

Philly's Urban Fiber: The Loom's Modern Manufacturing

In Port Richmond, a former textile mill houses the region’s largest collection of artists, small manufacturers and entrepreneurs. 

Ray of Hope: One Man's Journey from Prison Back to the Streets

Philadelphia's Ray Gant is beautifying blighted neighborhoods one at a time. He's featured in a new book called "Everyday Heroes."
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