Pennsylvania offers a myriad of activities for visitors and residents year-round, but spring decidedly marks the beginning of a more active season when the flowers start to bloom, birds sing, and those of us who patiently waited out the frostier months enthusiastically shake off our cabin fever. As we approach warmer days with the promise of woodland hikes, outdoor festivals, and sun-drenched days on the water, I want to step back and reflect on just how integral tourism is to Pennsylvania’s economy and the enormous benefit it provides to visitors and residents alike.
AN INSIDE LOOK AT WORKING SMART & LIVING HAPPY IN PENNSYLVANIA
March 19, 2018
As Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), I have the distinct privilege to travel the state and meet people from all industries and walks of life. In addition to our legendary can-do spirit and incredible work ethic, we possess a relentless commitment to making our communities the best they can be. […]
March 09, 2018
Simcoach Games, along with other Pennsylvania gaming companies, is taking game development to the next level. Originally created as a spinoff from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) by founder Jessica Trybus, Simcoach is making games that drive learning and behavior change; currently, their focus is on workforce development. We caught up with Jessica […]
February 28, 2018
The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program for community-based organizations. The CSBG program aims to revitalize low-income communities across the state by funding various initiatives, including job training, housing, drug counseling, education, and more. We spoke to Jim Stark, CEO of Fayette County Community Action Agency, […]