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.
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.
Thanks to technology, students across nine counties will be able to access in-person classes -- and the opportunities that come with postsecondary education -- via the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania. The goal is to boost the area economically by preparing locals for the jobs of the future.
A refreshed design guide and a big annual event will boost efforts to nurture place-based tourism and development in this scenic Pennsylvania region. Ed McMahon, a national expert on sustainable growth, headlines a April 27 banquet in DuBois.
This scenic region has a wealth of amazing artisan producers including sculptors, potters, brewers, vintners and craftspeople. An April 1 event will connect these creative entrepreneurs with wholesale retail opportunities. Fortunately, the general public is also welcome to shop till they drop.
Keep your travel dollars close to home. From houseboats to historic abodes, luxury spas to camping in the great outdoors, the Commonwealth has a bounty of amazing places to stay. Check out a couple of our favorites from all across the state.