Growth

Innovation Works’ 20 years of supporting Pittsburgh startups: ‘We’re not resting on our laurels’

Aug. 23, 2018 3:51 pm

Innovation Works’ 20 years of supporting Pittsburgh startups: ‘We’re not resting on our laurels’

Those startups include several civic-minded companies, such as Thread International, Flexable Care and Civic Science. President and CEO Rich Lunak reflects on the seed investment engine's past and looks ahead to its future.
Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

Oct. 20, 2017 9:58 am

Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

The initiative includes a $10 million grant to Goodwill Industries, helping the organization bridge the digital divide.
Pittsburgh startups navigate a brave new world with the same old problems

Sep. 25, 2017 10:13 am

Pittsburgh startups navigate a brave new world with the same old problems

Transportation outside the city, difficulty accessing capital and challenges finding and retaining talent persist in Steel City.
Brookings thinks Pittsburgh can become a ‘global innovation city’

Sep. 18, 2017 1:23 pm

Brookings thinks Pittsburgh can become a ‘global innovation city’

The city's strengths haven't yet translated into widespread growth, but a new Brookings report offers a game plan.
The long and winding road to Pittsburgh

Aug. 14, 2017 12:39 pm

The long and winding road to Pittsburgh

Connecting Johnstown to Pittsburgh will take some creative transportation solutions. But who's leading the drive?
A building-trades program is reconstructing lives in Pittsburgh

Jul. 17, 2017 11:51 am

A building-trades program is reconstructing lives in Pittsburgh

The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh invests in the formerly incarcerated — building skills and self-respect through counseling and coursework.
For growing cities, a cautionary tale from Pittsburgh

Jun. 2, 2017 9:59 am

For growing cities, a cautionary tale from Pittsburgh

Pennley Park South has become an example of what not to do in urban planning. How can cities ensure affordable housing while still encouraging new development?

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