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.
Pittsburgh is a global hub for the autonomous vehicle industry, with a hotbed of study at Carnegie Mellon and a plethora of thriving startups — including one that received a $1 billion investment from Ford. Recent setbacks have made national news, but this PA city is still betting big on self-driving cars.
Development projects spearheaded by neighborhoods and nonprofits often need a boost when it comes to design and planning. Fortunately, institutions in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and State College make it their mission to spur thoughtful upgrades to the built environment.
Counter to many narratives about the death of manufacturing in southwestern PA, in 2016 the sector accounted for the most investment dollars ($6.1 billion), the most deals (50 companies expanding or relocating), and the most new and retained jobs (3,667).
Happening June 9-11, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival will bring thousands to the birthplace of the original Jeep. There will be street fairs, exhibits, rugged trails, and plenty of accessories and gear for sale.
This Mon River Valley town is going all out to lure businesses to its historic downtown, offering incentives, support, services and architectural charm. The community is also boosting its existing entrepreneurs via a pop-up resource center.
This historic town along the Monongahela River is on the comeback trail, and some of its youngest citizens are leading the charge. New parks, exciting development projects and rehabs of iconic buildings are all part of the area's rebirth.
This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along the river are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.