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  • New Report Highlights Three Resilient Pennsylvania Communities

    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. […]

  • Small Business Spotlight: Simcoach Games

    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 […]

  • Fayette County Community Action Agency: A Model for Community Development

    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, […]

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