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Economic Development

Improving economic development in PA continues to face hurdles

Everyone – Republicans, Democrats, the private sector – agrees it’s crucial to the stature’s short-term and long-term success. But there is precious little agreement on how to make it happen.

Policy

Future tense: The Shapiro administration tries to plan the state economy over the next decade

How the administration’s new economic development strategy can impact the state’s outlook depends on who’s doing the talking.

Technology

What contenders in the $500M Tech Hubs race can learn from the past

Philadelphia is one of the contenders for federal advanced technology investment. A decade ago, a similar program had “no measurable benefit.”

Events

The CSPA Q&A: Autumn Anderson

The Critical Investments administrator spoke with City & State ahead of the 2024 Energy Summit

Budget

PA’s structural deficit could shape budget battle for years to come

Pennsylvania’s budget cycle presents challenges both old and new as leaders grapple with a long-budget structural deficit.

Energy

Microgrids bringing maximum impact to PA’s energy landscape

Localized distributed energy systems are helping protect Pennsylvanians against power outages and high energy costs.

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Events

The CSPA Q&A: Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer Norman Bristol Colón

The practiced government administrator spoke with City & State ahead of our Diversity Summit

Budget

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024 budget: By the Numbers

The governor delivered his second budget address to the General Assembly Tuesday, proposing a $48.3 billion spending plan.

Philadelphia

Opinion: Elected leaders must act now to save the SS United States

Facing eviction, the historic vessel known as "America's Flagship" is in need of a new home.

Policy

Shapiro unveils $40M tech-centric plan to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy

Robotics, agriculture, energy, life sciences and manufacturing are focuses of the new Statewide Economic Development Strategy

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

Policy

As another neighboring state moves forward on recreational marijuana, Pennsylvania remains stuck in neutral

With Ohio joining the ranks of sales-friendly states, advocates for doing the same in Pennsylvania are ramping up efforts.

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

Philadelphia Mayor's Race 2023

Cherelle Parker and David Oh face off in one-and-only Philly mayoral debate

Thursday morning’s debate offered candidates a rare chance to take jabs and spar over policy proposals