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Women are storming the entrepreneurial landscape and making it a space where others can follow. Since 1972, the number of U.S. women-owned businesses has dramatically increased from 402,000 to 12.3 million. According to American Express’s 2018 State of Women-Owned Business Report, between 2017 and 2018 alone, U.S. women started an average of 1,821 new businesses […]
In 2013, Onex — a western PA-based, family-owned manufacturer that specializes in industrial furnace production and maintenance — was in trouble. The company, which had been operating in Pennsylvania for more than fifty years, needed a major turnaround to stay in business. Ashleigh Walters was asked to take on the formidable task of becoming the […]
Pennsylvania’s Industrial Resource Center (IRC) Network, comprising seven not-for-profit organizations across the state, helps small to mid-sized manufacturers grow, thrive, and continue to be a vital part of Pennsylvania’s economy. The IRCs will expand their outreach to small and medium-sized businesses and continue to provide technical, strategic, and market-based assistance to manufacturers under Governor Wolf’s […]
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