Category: Community
Nov 8

Much more than just a cup of coffee

Coffee shops have come to serve a central role in small towns and resurgent neighborhoods, providing a gathering place for the community. Here we profile four of our favorite cafes from across the state, and talk with the owners about how their missions go beyond the perfect brew.

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Oct 12

Raising Kane: Rebirth in the PA Wilds

Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.

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Oct 4

Getting hands-on in Hanover

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.

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Aug 14

Day in the Life: In the know in Erie

If you're looking for signs of growth and progress in Erie, it helps to have the right tour guide. Katrina Vincent is a young economic development professional with a powerhouse resume and a deep knowledge of the local business landscape. She's working hard to help companies stay in the region, create jobs, and flourish financially.

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Aug 1

PA parks join the fight against opioids

Hospitals, schools, and social service institutions are on the front lines of the country's opioid epidemic, but what about parks? That was a question at the center of the latest PA Urban Parks & Recreation Exchange, which tackled safety, prevention and recovery.

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Jul 16

Day in the Life: Small but mighty in Easton

Sitting at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, this historic Pennsylvania city boasts an idyllic setting and a vibrant, walkable downtown. Jared Mast returned to the Lehigh Valley to play a role in his hometown's renaissance. For him, there is no typical day on the job.

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Jul 16

Building York 2.0

Inspired by the 1940 York Plan, an initiative that boosted manufacturing during World War II, the York Plan 2.0 is a rethinking of the city's economy around robotics and a 240,000-square-foot innovation district.

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Jun 16

Day in the Life: Reviving Altoona on two wheels

Steve McKnight is part of a new generation of young professionals bringing fresh energy to the world of economic and community development. In this first installment of a new series, we follow him as he bikes around Blair County, forging connections and spreading the word about the region he loves.

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