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Grow PA is an ongoing, statewide initiative, organized by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, that convenes people and organizations throughout Pennsylvania to establish a modern economic growth agenda.

From May 2017 to March 2018 the Chamber partnered with on a solutions journalism project with the goal of telling stories of growth and possibility from across the Commonwealth. The reporting below highlights successes and strategies for economic growth across Pennsylvania, specifically in three key sectors: Infrastructure, health and universities.

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A coworking space wants to rejuvenate this small Rust Belt city

Foundry CoWork, a fledgling coworking space in Meadville, Pa., wants to fight industry flight by becoming a hub for ragtag entrepreneurs and community organizers.

Grow PA: Republican gubernatorial candidates will debate economic policy in Philadelphia

What Gov. Tom Wolf said about #GrowPA

This ‘returning boomerang’ wants to bring the jobs back to Johnstown

Montgomery County Community College has a seed fund

Join the Chamber for a conversation with Gov. Wolf

Pa. community colleges are staffing a plant that hasn’t been built yet

Could cadastral blockchains be the answer to Pa.’s economic woes?

This lawyer says the Marcellus Shale is back

125 econ dev leaders in Pa. were polled on policy. Here’s what they said

How 4 leaders from across the Commonwealth want to #GrowPA

#GrowPA roundup: Here’s what’s happening across the state

Pennsylvania’s struggling rural broadband is about to lose out on $140 million

How this Temple startup is connecting Pennsylvanians to healthcare in the digital age

Robert Morris University is retraining Pittsburgh’s workforce, one company at a time

The local impact of international medicine in Philly

Tell us how Pa. can make post-secondary education better

Pittsburgh workforce org to get 100 IT scholarships from Google

Widener debuts region’s first robotics engineering degree for undergrads

How should we prioritize healthcare innovation in Pa.?

A small Pa. city is getting a startup incubator, thanks to two unlikely partners

Solving the vast disconnect between schools and employers

How these 4 Pa. companies found success in exporting

Internet, transit, natural gas, oh my: Rank Pa.’s infrastructure priorities

This program wants to get ahead of manufacturing’s workforce problem

Grovara wants you to be in the export business

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

Pennsylvania needs to change. Here’s where we start

Brookings thinks Pittsburgh can become a ‘global innovation city’

It’s ‘kind of a mystery’ how Rise of the Rest landed on Central Pa.

Grow PA: Driving economic growth in the Keystone State

Healthcare competition thickens in Central Pa.

‘Not your father’s’ factory: How one Pa. county is courting growth

PSU pilot will help treat sexual assault victims in 4 rural Pa. towns

Regional transit is the missing link

There’s a rumor that the Lehigh Valley could steal Philly’s startup thunder

The long and winding road to Pittsburgh

PECO is siphoning pipeline workers from community colleges

An innovation district seeks to bridge an economic divide

A building-trades program is reconstructing lives in Pittsburgh

Don’t squander PSU: Centre County’s #econdev playbook

It’s a wonderful life in Indiana County

Blair County’s new ‘mountain town’ brand is a draw for young folks

Retraining the workforce doesn’t require starting from scratch

Can ‘Jobs That Pay’ create jobs that grow?

Apprenticeships aren’t just for the building trades anymore

Montgomery County Community College wants to be the regional hub for entrepreneurs

Housing, not jobs, is holding back growth in Central Pa.

Johnstown is hitching its wagon to Pittsburgh tech

Old county, young workforce? Westmoreland is trying something new

For growing cities, a cautionary tale from Pittsburgh

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Here’s what employers in Allegheny County can do now to prevent a future workforce crisis

Gov. Wolf: Pa. ‘shouldn’t be the shrinking violet when it comes to innovation’

Chester County ecommerce company Turn5 lands $611K in state grants

Gateway Philly is the City’s latest push to bring suburban companies to town. Will it work?

Biggest year to date for Philly KIZ: 36 companies grab $2.4 million in tax credits

This former Hollywood producer moved to Philly and is putting an app together

Medical edtech firm DecisionSim raises $1.9M from local investors

If Philly becomes an investment hub, it’s because of these 2 tiny tax changes

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