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Underemployed, out of work

Underemployed, out of work from Public Source "Underemployment affects 7.4 percent of Pennsylvanians in the Millennial age group, and about Read More & Comment

Next phase of Penn Avenue reconstruction in the works

Next phase of Penn Avenue reconstruction in the works from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The first phase of Penn Avenue reconstruction Read More & Comment

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

Rebirth on the Monongahela River from Pop City Media "For those who love the mighty Monongahela River -- affectionately known Read More & Comment

Updated: 05/13/15, 7:53 pm

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Fracking Chemicals Found in Pa. Drinking Water Supply

Fracking Chemicals Found in Pa. Drinking Water Supply from Allegheny Front "A study released by a team of Penn State Read More & Comment

Homelessness simulation provides insight

Homelessness simulation provides insight from the Pitt News "As of 2011, the National Alliance to End Homelessness estimated that 2,225 Read More & Comment

REPORT & DISCUSSION: Persisting Racial Disparities and Quality of Life in Pittsburgh

Persisting Racial Disparities and Quality of Life in Pittsburgh from Essential Pittsburgh "Once touted as one of America’s most livable Read More & Comment

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Developer plans to turn North Side’s Allegheny Center into technology hub

Developer plans to turn North Side's Allegheny Center into technology hub from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A New York developer unveiled Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood chosen for EcoDistrict plan, study

Pittsburgh's Uptown neighborhood chosen for EcoDistrict plan, study from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Uptown Eco-Innovation District team, contractors and the Read More & Comment

Scaife bestows ‘game-changing’ legacy of giving to region, nation

Scaife bestows 'game-changing' legacy of giving to region, nation from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Two Pittsburgh nonprofit foundations benefited substantially from Read More & Comment

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The Forum for Economic Development, Inc. was created as a dialogue to explore the possibilities and opportunities for creating manufacturing, industrial, and trade jobs that will impact the lives of the long-term unemployed and underemployed in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania, with the aim of using local and regional resources in the forging of new and sustainable communities.