• July 26, 2016

    DEP Accepting Applications for the 2016 Small Business Advantage Grants

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today the availability of up to $1,000,000 of grant funding in the 13th year of the Commonwealth’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program for small businesses that adopt or acquire equipment or processes that promote pollution prevention and/or energy efficiency projects. 
  • August 2, 2016

    DEP Releases Natural Gas Production Report

    Pennsylvania’s natural gas production again increased to record levels last year according to a report recently released by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
  • December 13, 2016

    Indiana County Small Business Incubator Seeking Tenants!

    The Indiana County Small Business Incubator located at the Robertshaw Center in Indiana, PA has available rent space for potential tenants.
  • January 13, 2017

    Governor Wolf Announces 50 New Jobs with Gordon Sinclair Expansion in Indiana County

    Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Gordon Sinclair, a promotional products supplier, will expand operations with a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and decorating facility in Indiana County and create 50 new jobs.
  • January 19, 2017

    Indiana County Revolving Loan Fund To Help New Business

    At yesterday’s meeting of the Indiana County Commissioners, Angela Campisano, Economic Development Specialist with the Indiana County Office of Planning & Development presented the following resolution:  (READ MORE)
  • October 31, 2017

    Indiana mSA's Unemployment Rate At 5.5%

    The September seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. The Sep​tember seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Pennsylvania went down one-tenth to 4.8 percent and the national rate decreased two-tenths to 4.2 percent. Over the year, the mSA’s rate fell 2.1 percentage points. 
  • October 31, 2017

    Pennsylvania Bids for Amazon's HQ2

    Earlier this month, communities throughout North America submitted 238 proposals to Amazon to be the home of their second headquarters (HQ2).
  • November 9, 2017

    NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Reelected to Serve as a 2018 SME International Director

    The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that NCDMM President and Executive Director, America Makes Founding Director, and Fellow of SME (FSME) Ralph Resnick was recently reelected to serve as a 2018 SME International Director. Mr. Resnick was installed at the annual SME Awards and Installation Banquet held on Saturday, November 4th, in Chicago.

  • November 10, 2017

    Holiday Festival Continues For Five Weeks


     


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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:36 +0000

    FOREMOST UNDER 40

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    BY SPENCER MYERS
    Editor

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:38 +0000

    Niche industry experts key to growing accounting firms

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    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    Technology is revolutionizing the accounting industry. By the end of this year, more than 90 percent of small and medium-sized businesses will be using cloud accounting software, according to Accountex USA, the largest independent accounting technology conference and expo. In addition, do- it-yourself tax preparation software is becoming more user friendly.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:41 +0000

    Banking Outlook 2018

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    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    Rising interest rates, an eased regulatory environment for business and industry, the promise of significant corporate tax cuts, a low unemployment rate, and an optimism among business owners that may no longer need to be prefaced by the word “cautious” has industry experts forecasting a much-needed profit boost for banks in 2018.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:42 +0000

    National economy continues to grow as tax reform’s future remains unclear

    BY R. BROCK PRONKO
    Regional Business Analyst

    As the national economic picture continues to improve, business owners in Pennsylvania have become increasingly optimistic about their bottom line for 2017 and the projections for growth in sales and hiring for 2018.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:43 +0000

    Economic recovery misses majority of Americans as wealth gap widens

    BY LIZ WESTON
    NerdWallet

    (AP) – Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven’t regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:43 +0000

    Fed leadership overhaul widens under Trump

    BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A revamping of the Federal Reserve’s leadership is widening with the announcement Monday that William Dudley, president of the New York Fed and the No. 2 official on the Fed’s key interest rate panel, will retire next year.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:46 +0000

    Indiana County stays on the move by “always planning for the future”

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    BY SPENCER MYERS
    Editor

    Manufacturing is seeing a renewal, but there is one issue. Because American manufacturers have begun producing more complex products to stay competitive, the new manufacturing jobs are no longer able to be filled with only high school graduates. In order to produce new complicated products, the positions available require more training and certifications.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:47 +0000

    IUP business students win New Venture Competition

    INDIANA, PA - On Nov. 3 IUP students Dillon Hagy and Tony Juhasz won the first prize of $5,000 at the inaugural Business of Humanity New Venture Competition held at the University of Pittsburgh. Dillon and Tony were among five final teams who competed in the championship round, vying with both undergraduate and MBA teams.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:47 +0000

    NCDMM award cash scholarships at career awareness day

    BLAIRSVILLE, PA - To commemorate national Manufacturing Day, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) participated and sponsored The Challenge Program, Inc.’s Polytechnic Career Awareness Event held on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Blairsville High School.

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  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:05:50 +0000

    CBT Bank makes contribution to Penn State, DuBois

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    DUBOIS, PA – CBT Bank recently made a $5,000 to the CBT Scholarship fund at Penn State DuBois. The bank has pledged to make annual contributions to the fund, which will be distributed in its entirety to qualifying students each year.

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  • Pittsburgh Business News

  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:52:38 +0000

    Argo AI partners with Carnegie Mellon University

    Two Carnegie Mellon University professors and a Georgia Institute of Technology professor joined Argo AI's self-driving cars effort. Deva Ramanan, CMU professor of robotics, researches computer vision and machine learning. He will work to train computer programs to identify people via different body parts, according to a news release. Simon Lucey, CMU professor of robotics, leads the CI2CV Computer Vision Lab and works to train computers to extract geometric information from videos and images.…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:46:31 +0000

    Avere talks about how businesses should choose cloud strategies

    Pittsburgh-based Avere will have a team speak at an event Nov. 28 in Las Vegas.
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:15:00 +0000

    Two Pittsburgh entrepreneurs aim to make giving thanks easier

    With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the general public tends to focus a little more on giving thanks. The Thankr app, free and available at Google Play and the Apple App Store, aims to give people an easy way to send personalized thank-yous via video or photo. Started by two Pittsburgh-based moms, who are also entrepreneurs, the app has different templates to customize the thanking experience. Companies can upload logos and images to make a thank-you that stays true to their brands, according…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:07:45 +0000

    Blast Furnace director leaving

    Greg Coticchia seeking next challenge.
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:44:12 +0000

    Two local former Macy's stores up for auction

    Two former Macy's department stores will go up for auction in December. The 147,608-square-foot space in the Washington Crown Center in Washington and the 202,840-square-foot space in the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca will be up for auction from Dec. 11 to 13 through Ten-X Commercial Real Estate. Bidding starts at $300,000 for the Washington mall space, built in 1999, and $200,000 for the Beaver Valley space, built in 1970. Bidders must put down a $25,000 participation deposit in both cases. Tours…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:42:08 +0000

    UC San Diego chancellor approached in CMU presidential search

    The chancellor of the University of California San Diego was approached about becoming Carnegie Mellon University’s next president but turned it down, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Pradeep Khosla, who had been CMU’s dean of engineering prior to taking the top post at UCSD five years ago, said he was contacted by a headhunter but wasn’t interested. CMU has been tight-lipped about its search for its next president. Subra Suresh, the former National Science Foundation director who…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:24:01 +0000

    Gas prices drop a penny ahead of holiday travel

    Western Pennsylvania gas prices fell by one cent in the last week, but prices remain well above last year. The average price for a gallon of gas in western Pennsylvania this week was $2.84, more than the average for the entire state, which sits at $2.78, according to AAA. Sharon had the lowest price in the region at $2.75, while Warren had the most expensive gas at $2.89. Pittsburgh's average sits at $2.86, while the national average price is $2.54 cents. This time last year, the western Pennsylvania…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:10:46 +0000

    Robot-driven Ubers might be on the road by 2019

    With the announcement that Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, the company forecasted that by 2019 its technology may no longer need drivers. The company hasn't determined which cities the completely self-driving Volvos will operate in, reports the Washington Post. But, the company has been testing cars in Pittsburgh since last year, along with fleets in San Francisco and Phoenix. At the Monday announcement, Jeff Miller, Uber's head of automotive alliances, said Uber drivers…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:55:13 +0000

    Miracle Mile sells for $78M

    The Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Monroeville has a new owner. Chicago-based M&J Wilkow Ltd., in a joint venture with Alto Real Estate Funds, acquired the 27.4-acre property for $78 million from a partnership led by New York-based Pearson Partners International for $78 million, according to Commercial Real Estate Direct. The partnership, which purchased Miracle Mile in 2005, also included Zamias Services Inc. and Ten Capital Management. The Business Times reported on Aug. 30 that Wilkow was…
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:45:51 +0000

    Personalities of Pittsburgh: Leroy Ball, president and CEO, Koppers

    In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, Leroy Ball, president and CEO of Koppers, talks about keeping employees engaged, his best pieces of advice for future leaders and frequent travelers, and how he ended up rappelling off the top of the Koppers Building.
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