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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

Mayor seeks to divert $700k for youth summer jobs program

Mayor seeks to divert $700k for youth summer jobs program from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has asked Read More & Comment

Updated: 03/30/17, 11:56 pm

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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

Is Pittsburgh’s economy growing for everyone?

Is Pittsburgh's economy growing for everyone? from the Pittsburgh City Paper"The idea of equal economic growth across all demographics is Read More & Comment

Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up

Disabled, or just desperate? Rural Americans turn to disability as jobs dry up from the Washington Post"... did all of Read More & Comment

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Inner City Renaissance: Helping the Poor Help Themselves

Inner City Renaissance: Helping the Poor Help Themselves from Christianity Today"As economic development initiatives sweep the country, some evangelical churches Read More & Comment

Peduto issues call to action on tenant protections and affordable housing

Peduto issues call to action on tenant protections and affordable housing from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Developers announced without notice in Read More & Comment

Peduto releases Pittsburgh Resilience Strategy

Peduto releases Pittsburgh Resilience Strategy from the New Pittsburgh Courier"The city, along with public and private sector groups, and assisted 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.