The app economy accounts for more than $630 million in economic impact and nearly 13,000 jobs in Pennsylvania, ranking 10th nationally according to a report
released by the Application Developers Alliance.
Scranton, PA is home to Steamtown National Historic Site, a collection of steam locomotives harkening back to the era of coal and steel. It’s also home to Appek, a mobile application developer started by two college graduates. Originally, says founder Adam Ceresko, they built an iPhone app so that Penn State students could get information about bus schedules. After graduating, they started the business in Scranton because it was their hometown, and because of the cheap cost of living.
Original source: Application Developers Alliance
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