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Jason Matukaitis powder coats the claw feet of a cast-iron bathtub a spicy red.

Steel City makers are crafting economic independence and carving out community

A growing cadre of artisans, designers and craftspersons are embracing the values of sustainability and the charm found in handmade products. As their presence in Pittsburgh grows, so do the resources and institutions available to support them.

The proposed Spring Garden Greenway

Development News: Could Spring Garden Street become Philadelphia's iconic greenway?

The East Coast boasts a growing trail network of almost 3,000 miles, linking cities from Maine to Florida. But there's a gap in Philadelphia. 

Chandler Bats in Norristown

Made in Pennsylvania

Whether its producing baseball bats, copper piping, kale chips or high-tech coatings, manufacturing is growing and changing across the state. It's all part of a larger trend of revived domestic production that's luring the next generation of high-skill workers.

Enjoying green space -- and cornhole -- on the Mon

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along "The Mon" are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.
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Founders

Ray Glemser of Glemser Technologies Corp.

Ray Glemser of Glemser Technologies Corp.

City: Bethlehem

This entrepreneur fell hard for Bethlehem during his years of study at Lehigh University -- so he decided to build his company there.

Ron Belknap of ProtoCAM

Ron Belknap of ProtoCAM

City: Allentown

Even a devastating fire couldn't stop the growth of this high-tech ?3D printing outfit in the Lehigh Valley.

Tony Powell of Orbweaver Sourcing

Tony Powell of Orbweaver Sourcing

City: Bethlehem

This Lehigh Valley company is disrupting electronics manufacturing with its supply-chain management software.

James Abrams of EthosGen

James Abrams of EthosGen

City: Wilkes-Barre

This Northeast PA entrepreneur is disrupting the world of sustainable energy by tapping into waste heat.

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Companies

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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

509 companies and growing.

Featured City

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Known for its rich colonial and industrial history, Bethlehem today is a rapidly growing center for healthcare and technology, host to several organizations that promote tech-intensive companies, such as the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the National Training Center for Microelectronics. Lehigh Valley Hospital has campuses in Bethlehem, and St Luke's Hospital & Health Network headquarters are also located there along with nearly a dozen colleges and universities producing many tech-minded graduates.


Bethlehem also boasts an historic and scenic downtown with lots of boutique shopping, restaurants, pubs, cafes, music, arts and theater. In addition, a large portion of the old Bethlehem Steel site has been converted into the Sands Casino Resort.


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