A coworking space wants to rejuvenate this small Rust Belt city

This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by Technical.ly and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Foundry CoWork, a fledgling coworking space in Meadville, Pa., wants to fight industry flight by becoming a hub for ragtag entrepreneurs and community organizers.

Meadville, Pa., is a small city of under 13,000 nestled in the northwestern part of the state. Throughout most of the 20th century, it was known for being the home of manufacturers such as Talon Zipper, rayon factoryAmerican Viscose Corporation and tool company Channellock — earning the moniker Tool City, USA.

However, […]

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Grow PA, State|0 Comments

Grow PA: Republican gubernatorial candidates will debate economic policy in Philadelphia

This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by Technical.ly and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia for a Grow PA debate at the National Constitution Center on March 6.

In January, Gov. Tom Wolf joined the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to give the business community a peek into his economic development platform for 2018 and share a few thoughts on Grow PA, the evolving statewide economic agenda that aims to influence state policies around healthcare, infrastructure and higher education.

Now the […]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grow PA, State|0 Comments

What Gov. Tom Wolf said about #GrowPA

This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by Technical.ly and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Here’s what the governor said at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s annual Q&A session on boosting the state’s economy.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sat down with 6abc anchor Matt O’Donnelllast week for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’sannual Q&A. There, the governor lent some insight into Grow PA and touched on some business questions relevant to the campaign’s agenda.

The agenda concentrates on healthcare, infrastructure and higher education — three sectors that are best poised to […]

January 29th, 2018|Categories: Grow PA, State|0 Comments