Category: Development
Jun 16

Day in the Life: Reviving Altoona on two wheels

Steven 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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May 15

"This is Our Erie"

The community in this Northwestern PA city is rallying together, pushing through the tough transition from assembly line to high tech, from divestment to development, and from frustration to hope.

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May 11

Playing for keeps in Reading

In 2011, this city of more than 87,000 people and 28 parks had no active rec centers and zero playgrounds. But that was all about to change with the genesis of the Reading Recreation Commission, an organization that has flourished thanks to creative funding solutions, a whole lot of elbow grease, and one inspiring leader.

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Jan 9

The place to be for Philly's entrepreneurs

A global network for the startup community has a new home in Philadelphia. Housed in the under-construction 3675 Market Street, Venture Café at Quorum will offer a slate of programming and a raft of connections for local innovators.

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Nov 27

Dear Amazon, Love Pennsylvania

Seven bids to be home to Amazon's new headquarters came from the Commonwealth. From major cities like Philadelphia to job-hungry regions like Northeastern PA, economic development professionals made their pitches as to why they have the ideal location for one of the world's most dynamic companies. Who will triumph in the race for thousands of jobs and billions in investment?

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Nov 14

From downsized to supersized in Franklin County

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.

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