Festivals and concerts provide a huge economic boost to urban areas and rural regions alike by creating jobs, drawing tourists, and supporting local businesses. Keep that in mind this summer when you're purchasing a ticket or snagging something from the merch table.
Founder Joel Myers has been obsessed with the weather since he was a young boy growing up in Philadelphia. He followed his passion and built an international brand that provides information to tens of thousands of corporate clients along with those who simply need to know if they should pack an umbrella.
A groundbreaking program at Hanover High School gives students the inspiration and experience they need to step right into real-world careers in manufacturing. It's a holistic approach to vocational education, and one state officials are hoping can be replicated across Pennsylvania.
Slated to be incorporated over the next 20 to 50 years at a cost of at least $100 million, an expansive new program aims to reduce the amount of runoff and sewage that ends up in Harrisburg's waterways. Similar initiatives have also been shown to improve quality of life and raise property values.
When downsizing threatened the Letterkenny Army Depot, an essential institution in Franklin County, the community rallied. Determined not to lose a major employer without a fight, local economic development and county government officials sprang into action, making moves that are still paying dividends 20 years later.
This stunning peninsula in northwest Pennsylvania draws millions of visitors every year to revel in its beaches, waterways, woodlands and wildlife. If you're headed there, don't miss out on the bevy of attractions — from wineries to amusement parks to dining with a view — available in Erie and the surrounding counties.
The oldest community in Dauphin County is on the move thanks to an ambitious brewery and still works project -- housed in an iconic local building -- a new transit hub and exciting changes at Penn State Harrisburg.
This beloved annual event (running August 19-27) is the largest encampment in the country and a big economic boon to the region. Families wait for years to earn one of the fair's coveted tent spots. Now, thanks to a new equestrian center, the fun lasts all year long.