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Black leaders back developer’s offer, say it could save August Wilson Center

Black leaders back developer's offer, say it could save August Wilson Center from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As pressure intensifies Read More & Comment

Planners see Potential in a Revamped Mellon Square

Planners see Potential in a Revamped Mellon Square from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Could Mellon Square become the next Market Square? Read More & Comment

HUD Grants May Transform Larimer

Will Larimer be the New Success Story of the East End? from Essential Pittsburgh "For years, East Liberty has been Read More & Comment

Updated: 07/18/14, 10:56 am

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Views of Pittsburgh’s Recovery – Where It’s Going and Where It’s Been

Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow (Douglas Heuck) from the Pittsburgh Quarterly "There are different ways of viewing Pittsburgh's reality today. One Read More & Comment

STUDY: As Pittsburgh “Recovers”, Widespread Anxiety Persists

These academics seem to think we’re unhappy in Pittsburgh (Paul J. Gough) from the Pittsburgh Business Times "Pittsburgh is high Read More & Comment

New Study: We Go Where We Know

Not So Much ‘New York Poor’ as ‘Pittsburgh Rich’ from Pacific Standard "Wammo’s move from Austin to Pittsburgh is not Read More & Comment

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Land bank would help with blighted properties

Land bank would help with blighted properties from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Three councils of governments that serve 40 municipalities Read More & Comment

Bus Rapid Transit plan is given a welcome boost

Speeding it Up on Transportation from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Thanks to action by the Port Authority, Read More & Comment

Opportunities Grow in Old St. Clair Village

Opportunities Grow in Old St. Clair Village from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Hill­top Al­liance is work­ing with Grow Pitts­burgh, the Penn 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.