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OPINION: Is Pittsburgh’s land bank operational? City says yes. Residents disagree

Is Pittsburgh’s land bank operational? City says yes. Residents disagree from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Several of the properties BGC wants Read More & Comment

Boston developer eyeing investment in SouthSide Works

Boston developer eyeing investment in SouthSide Works from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As part of a proposed recapitalization, The Davis Companies Read More & Comment

Medical marijuana is coming to Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana is coming to Pennsylvania from the Pittsburgh City Paper "Here’s what you need to know about this burgeoning Read More & Comment

Updated: 09/09/16, 12:46 am

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For-profit hospitals provide less charity care

For-profit hospitals provide less charity care from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Despite claims of keeping up the giving, for-profit takeovers can leave Read More & Comment

Most Allegheny County school districts have shrinking enrollments

Most Allegheny County school districts have shrinking enrollments from the New Pittsburgh Courier"Allegheny County is home to school districts that Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh region again ranks low for startup businesses

Pittsburgh region again ranks low for startup businesses from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Pittsburgh continues to underperform other major metro areas when Read More & Comment

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Pittsburgh recognized as Biophilic City

Pittsburgh recognized as Biophilic City from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Pittsburgh has joined a network of cities committed to putting nature at Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh’s Industrial Past Finds New Life as Public Art

Pittsburgh's Industrial Past Finds New Life as Public Art from Allegheny Front"Alexander’s been an apprentice with the Mobile Sculpture Workshop, Read More & Comment

When officials threaten demolition, these people step in to preserve the Pittsburgh region’s historic homes

When officials threaten demolition, these people step in to preserve the Pittsburgh region’s historic homes from the New Pittsburgh Courier 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.