Arts are a driver of growth and vitality — that's the argument being made by economic development and local government leaders across the state. In a lively conversation, we heard from two such folks, one from Corry and one from York, about how their communities support, fund, and catalyze the creative sector, and how that work is paying unexpected dividends.
At the new the Manufacturing Center of Excellence for Apprenticeship and Training in York, they're showing young workers — and high school students — just how exciting and lucrative the modern industry can be.
Approximately 1.7 million in the state struggle with food insecurity. This holiday season, we shine a light on four Pennsylvanians who are working hard to alleviate that pain and build stronger communities.
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.
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.
Story Slams are spreading across Pennsylvania, giving everyone with something to say a platform to perform. These events are not only great for the creative community, but a huge boost to the businesses that host them.
Device Events strives to make information about medical devices available to providers and patients. Their idea bested the field at this pitch competition that seeds startups working outside traditional tech hubs.
On October 10, Case and J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy, will ride into Lancaster, Harrisburg and York on the "Rise of the Rest" tour bus. With its goal of boosting startups outside coastal tech hubs, the initiative is a tremendous opportunity for the region and for fledgling companies seeking a big boost.
This program is working hard to help businesses grow and stay in York. The Center features both an incubator and a raft of student-centric services that look to boost the next generation of startup leaders.