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Historic Wilkinsburg train station may be brought back to life

Historic Wilkinsburg train station may be brought back to life from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Plans for the Hay Street station have Read More & Comment

Lawrenceville foundry fire draws attention in post-industrial community

Lawrenceville foundry fire draws attention in post-industrial community from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"For some of the 11,000 or so people who Read More & Comment

Gas expected to surpass coal in electric power generation this year

Gas expected to surpass coal in electric power generation this year from State Impact PA"Natural gas is expected to surpass Read More & Comment

Updated: 04/17/16, 9:10 pm

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Peduto, Humphrey, researchers release report on race and education

Peduto, Humphrey, researchers release report on race and education from the Pitt News"Alongside Peduto and Pitt’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Read More & Comment

Innovators Gather To Share Ideas For Pittsburgh’s Future At OPT412

Innovators Gather To Share Ideas For Pittsburgh's Future At OPT412 from Essential Pittsburgh"There’s no shortage of people committed to a Read More & Comment

When transit costs are included, study finds ‘affordable’ housing often isn’t

When transit costs are included, study finds ‘affordable’ housing often isn’t from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"A recent national study that examined Read More & Comment

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URA OKs massive deals in Strip, East Liberty, Downtown

URA OKs massive deals in Strip, East Liberty, Downtown from the New Pittsburgh Courier"After nearly three years, the Urban Redevelopment Read More & Comment

The greening of Hazelwood

The greening of Hazelwood: A trio of pioneers brings fresh food and new life from the Pittsburgh Quarterly"Like a Polaroid picture Read More & Comment

Little Sisters of the Poor continue their humble work despite dwindling numbers and aging members

Little Sisters of the Poor continue their humble work despite dwindling numbers and aging members from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The kind 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.