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HOK, IntegriChain moving to Philly

HOK, an architecture and design firm of 2,000 employees worldwide, and IntegriChain, a technology company, are the two latest companies to relocate to Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter told the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Gambling supports grants to fire, ambulance services

Potter Countys emergency management service providers recently received funding as part of the Pennsylvania Fire Company and Ambulance Service Grant Program.

PPG seeks majority interest in LJF's sealant unit

PPG Industries said Friday that the company has submitted an offer to acquire a majority interest in Le Joint Francais’s (LJF) automotive and aerospace sealant unit.

PPL awards $10,000 in grants to five schools

PPL Corporation awarded Empowering Educators grants to five Pennsylvania schools today.

State liquor board closes loopholes on gifts after Wolf order

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) unanimously voted on Friday to close loopholes in its code of conduct to prohibit employees from accepting any and all gifts from vendors or contractors.

State Senate OKs bills to protect landowners who lease to drillers

The Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday passed two bills that helped protect landowners who had leases with natural gas drilling companies, State Sen. Gene Yaw said.

Uber, Carnegie Mellon partner for new technology center

Carnegie Mellon University announced on Monday that it has agreed to a partnership with Uber to bring the Uber Advanced Technology Center to Pittsburgh.

State SSPs attend three-day deaf-blind training session

Pennsylvania’s Support Service Providers (SSPs), who work with deaf and blind individuals, recently attended a three-day training session at the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living in Pittsburgh and the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville.

Teplitz introduces economic development package

A number of bills introduced by Pennsylvania Sen. Rob Teplitz on Monday are geared toward economic development in the state.

Vance spotlight's Emergen-C facility upgrade plan in Carlisle

State Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York) toured Pfizer's Emergen-C plant recently, ahead of a planned upgrade of the facility.

State's January General Fund revenue beats estimates

Pennsylvania collected nearly 4 percent more in General Fund revenue than it expected in January, acting Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty said on Monday.

McGarrigle's agenda includes CRIZ Act tweak, severance tax

The expansion of the City Renewal and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Act of 2013, a severance tax on drilling for natural gas and education funding are top priorities for state Sen. Thomas McGarrigle (R-Dist. 26) in the 2015-2016 legislative session, McGarrigle told Pennsylvania Business Daily on Tuesday.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Dura-Bond team up for new project

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which has already proposed a 550-mile natural gas pipeline for Virginia and North Carolina, recently announced a $400 million agreement with Dura-Bond Industries to produce steel pipe for the project. The ACP is comprised of Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources.

Pittsburgh launches public fiscal-database website

The City of Pittsburgh officially launched its new online fiscal data platform, Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh, on Wednesday.

Wolf urges shipping firms to apply for cargo-volume incentives

Gov. Tom Wolf encouraged ocean carriers on Tuesday to apply for the Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

State House panel OKs plan to raise retirement age for judges

The state House Judiciary Committee approved a proposal on Tuesday to increase the mandatory retirement age of a Pennsylvania judge from 70 to 75.

Zoning change expands prospects for Scotland School landowners

The Franklin County Area Development Corporation said on Tuesday that the property owners of the vacated Scotland School for Veterans' Children are now free to use the buildings and land for commercial, as well as residential, functions, thanks to a zoning change.

Government Contracting Showcase 2015 details released

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) recently unveiled details on the 2015 Government Contracting Showcase (GCS), set for April 9 at Northampton Community College-Monroe Campus in Tannersville and hosted by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

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