From live music to chainsaws, the state's annual festivals celebrate everything under the sun. They also boost their communities, increase local pride, and showcase the host area for a wide swath of new people. The economic benefits redound throughout the year. In this latest episode, we're joined by representatives from Bethlehem's Musikfest and Ridgway's Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
When the pandemic struck, these industrious PA entrepreneurs immediately thought, "What can we do to help?" Thanks to contributions from the local community, the result has been a transformation from the booze business to the public health business.
The organization's goal is to lead the region to a better economic future by growing early-stage companies, helping manufacturers achieve industry leadership, and promoting a favorable business environment.