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Advanced Manufacturing Driving Pittsburgh’s Economic Growth

Capital investment in southwestern Pennsylvania totaled $2.9 billion in 2015, marking the ninth consecutive year capital investment in the region exceeded $1 billion, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s (PRA) ninth annual Business Investment Scorecard.

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.

Uber To Add Advanced Technologies Center In Pittsburgh

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company will establish an additional ATC research facility which will be used for testing self-driving cars.

Bosch To Open New Technology Center In Pittsburgh

Robert Bosch LLC will locate its new Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, which is becoming a hub for emerging tech-and innovation-focused companies.

Alcoa Expands R&D Center Near Pittsburgh

Alcoa is expanding its Pennsylvania R&D center to capture growing demand for complex, high-performance parts for aerospace and beyond.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

PNC Tops Off Its New Global Headquarters In Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza reflects the company's ongoing support of green building practices.

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.

COVER STORY: Editors’ Location Picks

We deployed our growth detector to winnow the field for our annual showcase of leading locations. As usual, making the picks was harder than singing their praises, as all of the finalists were worthy. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

Traditional technology centers like Silicon Valley and the 128 loop in Boston are well known, but new high-tech hubs are sprouting in locations far and wide. From the September/October 2012 issue

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Buoyed by higher profit growth expectations, business executives are predicting an increase in corporate expansion for the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.