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Redesign blueprint completed for Hill District’s Centre Avenue

Redesign blueprint completed for Hill District’s Centre Avenue from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Hill District recently completed a design plan Read More & Comment

State Of The Hill District Event To Provide An Update On Community Development

State Of The Hill District Event To Provide An Update On Community Development from WESA Public Radio "The Hill Community Read More & Comment

Plan pushed for ailing Pittsburgh buildings

Plan pushed for ailing Pittsburgh buildings from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mayor Bill Peduto released his long-awaited plan for renovations and Read More & Comment

Updated: 06/10/15, 10:02 am

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Region continues to gray, but some growth coming from millennials, Hispanics

Region continues to gray, but some growth coming from millennials, Hispanics from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Continuing a long trend, the Read More & Comment

Giving More of The Pittsburgh Promise to African-American Males

Giving More of The Pittsburgh Promise to African-American Males from Essential Pittsburgh "Saleem Ghubril, executive director of The Pittsburgh Promise, Read More & Comment

Singles nation: Why so many Americans are unmarried

Singles nation: Why so many Americans are unmarried (Stephanie Hanes) from the Christian Science Monitor "Singles now outnumber married adults Read More & Comment

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The Summer of ‘Learn And Earn’ Puts Youth To Work

The Summer of 'Learn And Earn' Puts Youth To Work from Essential Pittsburgh "Mayor Peduto's office and the Three Rivers Workforce Read More & Comment

First-of-its-kind Vacant Home Tour showcases Wilkinsburg homes

First-of-its-kind Vacant Home Tour showcases Wilkinsburg homes from Pop City Media "The first-ever Vacant Home Tour, a project developed by Read More & Comment

Mon Valley gets creative to fight blight

Mon Valley gets creative to fight blight from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Partnering with North Braddock and North Braddock Cares, a community 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.