Last month, Keystone Edge traveled to the Susquehanna Valley, sparking conversation about talent attraction, engaging young professionals in regional economic development, and why the area is such a great place to live and work. Here's a bit about who attended and what they had to say.
Lancaster's Reflexion offers a portable, rapid concussion test for amateur and school sports. The three founders are tackling a problem that impacts 50 million athletes across the country, and hoping to save lives in the process.
This Philadelphia university is pioneering a program in Peace Engineering, the first of its kind in the United States. The emerging field mashes up engineering and applied sciences with the social sciences to mitigate conflicts across the globe and in Drexel's local community.
This program is working hard to help businesses grow and stay in York. The Center features both an incubator and a raft of student-centric services that look to boost the next generation of startup leaders.
Thanks to technology, students across nine counties will be able to access in-person classes -- and the opportunities that come with postsecondary education -- via the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania. The goal is to boost the area economically by preparing locals for the jobs of the future.
At these Pennsylvania institutions, students go to college not to drink beer, but to learn how to make it. They're positioning themselves for jobs in a booming craft brewing industry that contributed $4.5 billion to the state's economy in 2014.
At LaunchBayC, passionate young people spend the summer honing their entrepreneurial vision free from grades and benchmarks. This Lehigh University program has transformed an old Bethlehem Steel facility into a hotbed for 21st century innovation.