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Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap from Pop City Media "Low-income workers like Tawnee Read More & Comment

OPINION: Pittsburgh’s Scholarship Program has a Way to Go

Unrealized promise from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program has done a lot of good. Read More & Comment

OPINION: The Wilson center needs new leadership next

Fresh start from the Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Burdened from its opening in 2009 with immense debt it could Read More & Comment

Updated: 10/24/14, 10:25 am

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REPORT: The Young and the Restless and the Nation’s Citie

The Young and the Restless and the Nation's Cities from City Reports "The Young and Restless—25 to 34 year-olds with Read More & Comment

REPORT: Pittsburgh Industry Expands into Every Aspect of Modern Life

Made in Pittsburgh from Pittsburgh Magazine "The city of steel always has been known for its industry – what we Read More & Comment

REPORT: Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t

Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t: Comparing American Cities (Alan Mallach) from the Center for Community Progress "The fact Read More & Comment

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Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh

Former Churches Blessed With New Lives in Pittsburgh from the New York Times "Pittsburgh’s population (now just over 300,000) has Read More & Comment

Stand Down Pittsburgh reaches out to veterans, homeless civilians

Stand Down Pittsburgh reaches out to veterans, homeless civilians from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "The Veterans Leadership Program hosted its annual Read More & Comment

New Fed Actions Aimed at Boosting U.S. Manufacturing

Obama to take executive actions aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturing from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The president is expected to announce 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.