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?
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.
From a blind elephant seal in Pittsburgh to an entire population of endangered butterflies near Hershey, the state's zoos are jumping in to help the world's wildlife. It's all part of a national movement that has these beloved institutions emphasizing education and conservation.
Whether you're looking to drive classic cars in Cuba or see the Northern Lights in Iceland, your one-on-one local expert has you covered. This PA company connects independent travelers with the insider knowledge they crave.
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).
In Philadelphia, Lancaster and Pittsburgh, thousands have embraced Open Streets events -- that's a day of car-free fun and community engagement. All three places have at least one festival happening this summer so get ready to hit the road.
4moms uses robotics and technology to make their inventions simpler and safer. From a self-installing carseat to a magnet-centric high chair, their products have one goal in mind: giving parents what they want.
Companies working on a physical product are often underestimated by investors. This event at AlphaLab Gear (April 19-20) looks to change that by highlighting up to a dozen startups from across the globe, and introducing them to Steel City in the process.