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Improving train travel in the Commonwealth is a complicated challenge

A push to improve and repopularize passenger train routes has had varying degrees of success across the state. Fortunately, riding the rails is still one of the most relaxing, greenest ways to travel.

Community Development Corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address neighborhoods' individual concerns.


Getting pumped for DesignPhiladelphia 2014

The recently released schedule only confirms what we already know: This festival, which highlights the role of design in everyday life, is one of Philadelphia's most exciting institutions.

Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange, September 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look nationwide look at 13 inspiring examples.
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Melissa Lee of The GREEN Program

Melissa Lee of The GREEN Program

City: Philadelphia

This Philadelphia company sends STEM students abroad to study cutting-edge energy technologies -- while having the experience of a lifetime.

Kurt Steckel of Bison Analytics

Kurt Steckel of Bison Analytics

This Lewisburg company helps small and mid-sized businesses better understand their accounting data, providing insight on trends and patterns.

Matthew Stanton of SolePower

Matthew Stanton of SolePower

City: Pittsburgh

What if simply walking could charge your mobile device? This Pittsburgh company is putting power in the soles of your shoes.

Ian Roseberger of Thread International

Ian Roseberger of Thread International

City: Pittsburgh

This Pittsburgh-based company looks to solve global poverty by creating jobs -- and sustainably-produced fabrics.

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Site2

City: Scranton
Industry: Business Services,Entrepreneurship,Investment - Northeast
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Gecko Robotics LLC

City: Hermitage
Industry: Advanced Manufacturing and Materials,Design,Energy,Entrepreneurship,High Technology,Investment - Southwest

443 companies and growing.

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Allentown

Allentown

Allentown offers many of the attractions of larger cites, but with the advantage of affordable living and a calmer way of life. With a history of heavy industry and manufacturing, these days the city is positioning itself as a hub for the healthcare and biotech industries.

Pennsylvania's third most populous city, Allentown boasts two colleges, an art museum, two theatre companies, two symphony orchestras and the Municipal Opera Company of Allentown. In 2008, the Coca-Cola Park Baseball Stadium opened as the home field of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies' AAA-level minor league baseball team. The city also hosts the Great Allentown Fair every September at the Allentown Fairgrounds, where it has been held since 1889.