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Pittsburgh Promise program gets a reality lesson

Recent changes ensure scholarships continue from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"When then-superintendent Mark Roosevelt and then-Mayor Luke Ravenstahl first announced the Pittsburgh Read More & Comment

East Liberty redevelopment garners international attention

East Liberty redevelopment garners international attention from Pop City Media"In an article last week, U.K. newspaper The Guardian asked its Read More & Comment

365 high-end apartments proposed on Strip District land

365 high-end apartments proposed on Strip District land from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"High-end housing development in Pittsburgh's Strip District is accelerating Read More & Comment

Updated: 07/15/15, 9:57 am

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Pittsburgh’s Immigration Trends

Pittsburgh's Immigration Trends (Jeffery Fraser) from Pittsburgh Today"Strategies for increasing the flow of immigrants to southwestern Pennsylvania have been gaining Read More & Comment

City rankings may be suspect, but for the winners, they’re a marketing coup

Best-case scenario: City rankings may be suspect, but for the winners, they’re a marketing coup (Jeffery Fraser) from the Pittsburgh Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh area named one of top 12 places to invest

Pittsburgh area named one of top 12 places to invest from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The target is 14,000 new jobs in Read More & Comment

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Business incubators tackle neighborhood revitalization

Seeds of Opportunity (Julia Fraser) from Pittsburgh Today"Nonprofits such as Urban Innovation21 and Thrill Mill are taking steps to redefine the Read More & Comment

Welcoming centers build on lessons from past to foster immigration

A Beacon for Newcomers (Jeffery Fraser) from Pittsburgh Today"When Mayor William Peduto in June announced his “Welcoming Pittsburgh” plan for easing Read More & Comment

Pittsburgh’s Fitzgerald, Peduto get ride of a lifetime with the commander in chief

Pittsburgh's Fitzgerald, Peduto get ride of a lifetime with the commander in chief from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"President Barack Obama was 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.