Business

Agriculture

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers acquire HP Hood facility in Philadelphia

Gov. Shapiro said Tuesday the investment will keep 178 jobs in the community

Business

Black Tech Nation Ventures vows to help startups with marginalized founders thrive after closing $50 million inaugural fund

There’s also a goal to bring companies to Pittsburgh, cofounder Kelauni Jasmyn told Technical.ly

U.S. Congress

Opinion: Congress should match food retailers’ commitment to women, infants and children

A program that helps millions of families access healthy food could face a $1 billion shortfall – if Congress fails to act.

Cherelle Parker

Mayor Parker has long promised to clean up Philadelphia – but how that happens remains unclear

Her early personnel and policy decisions have advocates questioning if the city will see more of the same

Criminal Justice

Philadelphia City Council moves ahead with prohibition of skill games

City officials are tackling the issue amid legislative inaction at the state level

Philadelphia

A sustainability-focused VC founder just took over Penn’s board of trustees

Five things to know about Ramanan Raghavendran, a University of Pennsylvania alumnus who cofounded investment firm Amasia.

News & Politics

Casey, Fetterman skeptical of $14.9B sale of U.S. Steel

Fetterman vowed to use his position and platform to block the sale.

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Business

Pennsylvania stands alone on clarifying BEAD plan

States will have to adhere to existing law to meet the $42.5 billion broadband program requirements

Business

PA officials react to feds easing capital requirement for broadband funding

The rule, which required internet companies to put down millions of dollars upfront, would have excluded all but the biggest providers

Economic Development

Opinion: Invent Penn State should get the funding it needs to reinvigorate innovation in the state

Harrisburg needs to recognize the importance of the university’s LaunchBox and Innovation Network – and invest in it.

Education

Report: Student loan repayments will likely crimp tax revenue

States and cities will likely get less in sales tax revenue. Because borrowers will have less discretionary income, states and cities will likely see less tax revenue, a recent Pew report says.

News & Politics

Inconvenience fee: Rutter’s will pay PA $1 million, bolster security measures after data breach

The chain – a competitor of Wawa and Sheetz – first notified consumers of the data breach in February 2020.

Economic Development

Do opportunity zones work? Erie is beginning to find out

The jury is still out, but recent research has provided new insights into the tax incentive meant to lure investment to distressed areas

Business

Grub Hubs: Where PA politicos drink and dine

Wanna hang out with legislators after they gavel out? Check out these favorite watering holes.

Philadelphia

Philly officials introduce Rental Improvement Fund for small landlords to repair properties

The program provides forgivable and 0%-interest loans to small landlords in exchange for rent stability