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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.