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Apr 11

Pennsylvania's music festivals strike a chord

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.

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Nov 8

Much more than just a cup of coffee

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.

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Sep 17

Self-driving cars rev up Pittsburgh's tech sector

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.

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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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Oct 23

Grooming the next big thing at Ben Franklin Technology Partners

This iconic Pennsylvania institution has been taking startups from great idea to thriving company since 1983, contributing billions to the state's economy. Check out four businesses — one for each of BFTP's regional headquarters — taking advantage of its incubation and acceleration resources to thrive, whether developing next-generation pregnancy tests, fighting bedbugs or saving lives with stroke prevention.

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