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A Crumbling Pittsburgh Treasure

A Crumbling Pittsburgh Treasure from the Pittsburgh Quarterly"This was the childhood home of August Wilson — the Pulitzer Prize winning Read More & Comment

What’s Happening with the Garden Theater, an Update

Garden Theater block developer again denied zoning request from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette"Commonwealth Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court Read More & Comment

DeVos could bring radical changes to public schools. PA’s top education official is not changing his approach

DeVos could bring radical changes to public schools. PA’s top education official is not changing his approach. from Public Source"Newly Read More & Comment

Updated: 02/22/17, 8:59 pm

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How Big Cuts at the EPA will Impact Pennsylvania

How Big Cuts at the EPA will Impact Pennsylvania from the Allegheny Front"The memo outlines a proposed 25 percent cut Read More & Comment

POISE releases Neighborhoods of Choice report

POISE releases Neighborhoods of Choice report from the New Pittsburgh Courier"While Pittsburgh is frantically seeking solutions to the employment, transportation—and Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh has a wage gap. But what does that really mean?

Pittsburgh has a wage gap. But what does that really mean? from Public Source"Men employed by the City of Pittsburgh, Read More & Comment

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Pittsburgh affordable-housing advocates rally in East Liberty; decry public subsidies to luxury development

Pittsburgh affordable-housing advocates rally in East Liberty; decry public subsidies to luxury development from the Pittsburgh City Paper"On March 9, Read More & Comment

Young adults create program to guide community youth

Young adults create program to guide community youth from the New Pittsburgh Courier"A newly organized group of young adults in the Read More & Comment

Oakland organizations receive community beautification grants

Oakland organizations receive community beautification grants from the Pitt News"Each organization will receive a $1,500 grant to improve a block 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.