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Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs

Pittsburgh stakeholders disagree on how to fund affordable-housing programs from the Pittsburgh City Paper"Pittsburgh City Councilors and housing advocates want Read More & Comment

Frustrations boil over at forum…Resident challenges community to ‘step up’

Frustrations boil over at forum…Resident challenges community to ‘step up’ from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Community leaders, along with city and Read More & Comment

Rapid transit proposal gets positive reviews at sessions

Rapid transit proposal gets positive reviews at sessions from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is pleasantly surprised at Read More & Comment

Updated: 04/07/17, 12:57 am

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How to Win Rural Voters Without Losing Liberal Values

How to Win Rural Voters Without Losing Liberal Values from the Washington Monthly"A century ago, urban progressives and agrarian populists Read More & Comment

How housing policy over the last century has made Pittsburgh what it is today

How housing policy over the last century has made Pittsburgh what it is today from the New Pittsburgh Courier"To understand Read More & Comment

One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century … but it’s not Philadelphia

One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century … but it’s not Philadelphia. from Philadelphia Magazine"How Pittsburgh Read More & Comment

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City offering greater incentives for development in underserved areas

City offering greater incentives for development in underserved areas from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette"Pittsburgh is revamping its tax abatement programs Read More & Comment

he Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal

The Mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris: We Have Our Own Climate Deal from the New York Times"The experience of Pittsburgh Read More & Comment

Is There a Case for Liberal Optimism in the Trump Era?

Is There a Case for Liberal Optimism in the Trump Era? from the Atlantic"The Democratic Party has lost power at 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.