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Land use experts optimistic about proposed redevelopment of LTV site in Hazelwood

Land use experts optimistic about proposed redevelopment of LTV site in Hazelwood from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Members of a visiting Read More & Comment

Development could be in store for Downtown Pittsburgh landmarks

Development could be in store for Downtown Pittsburgh landmarks from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A North Point Breeze natural and organic Read More & Comment

Resolutions for the region

Ringing in 2015 from Pittsburgh TODAY "With a new year comes resolutions. Here are a few we at PittsburghTODAY feel are Read More & Comment

Updated: 02/25/15, 8:46 pm

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REPORT: A Pennsylvania Economic Development Strategy for the Long Term

All Pennsylvanians Prospering Together (APP) from the Keystone Research Center "We are at such a moment of distress and opportunity now. Read More & Comment

Racial and Class Segregation Worsen in PA Public Schools

Racial and Class Segregation Worsen in PA Public Schools from the Third and State Blog "A report by UCLA’s Civil Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh looks to STEM looming workforce shortage

A stitch in time (Evan Pattak) from Pittsburgh Quarterly "What if the region, thanks to the mass exodus of young people Read More & Comment

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Pitt launches crowdfunding site for student groups’ and faculty’s initiatives

Pitt launches crowdfunding site for student groups' and faculty's initiatives from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The site has the specific goal Read More & Comment

Area community service grants from the Comcast Foundation

Comcast Foundation awards $280,000 in area community service grants from the New Pittsburgh Courier "Among the recipients were 10 agencies Read More & Comment

Is the Pittsburgh Promise Coming to Braddock?

Braddock creates its own form of the Pittsburgh Promise from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Braddock Borough officials are harnessing the tested and 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.