This series of pitch contests has demonstrated that innovation goes far beyond traditional tech. Past winners in fields as diverse as food science, art education, and job-site safety are poised to make an impact in their communities and beyond. Could you be next?
This Southeastern Pennsylvania city is home to an arts & culture district created by and for locals. In this episode of Prism, we talk with two Chester natives who have worked hard to make this dream a reality.
What makes Philadelphia a great place for innovation? And how can the city make sure that opportunities are available to all? Those just a few of the topics tackled during this lively conversation at the Science Center. Listen now!
For years, factories and mills anchored PA communities large and small. The question of what to do with these beautiful, historic buildings is an essential one, and there is no single answer. In Johnstown, metalwork has returned to a shuttered steel facility, while in the Poconos, a new generation of residents are setting up laptops and sipping lattes in an old silk mill.
The economics didn't work for the private sector, but the value of renovating this historic structure in the heart of the borough goes far beyond the spreadsheet. A coalition of local partners and an army of volunteers are getting it done, one brick at a time.
Two innovative companies emerged victorious from the pitch competition, earning an infusion of cash to build their businesses. The winners represent very different sectors, demonstrating the dynamicism of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Arts are a driver of growth and vitality — that's the argument being made by economic development and local government leaders across the state. In a lively conversation, we heard from two such folks, one from Corry and one from York, about how their communities support, fund, and catalyze the creative sector, and how that work is paying unexpected dividends.
In the first episode of our new podcast, we’re heading to a small town across the river from Pittsburgh that is home to a spectacular set of church murals. Tackling themes such as social justice, poverty, and immigration, these stunning works of art, which are almost 100 years old, have a surprising amount of resonance in today’s world — and are playing an important role in Millvale’s renaissance.