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Fattah honored for medical research advocacy

Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was honored by the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) in Philadelphia Tuesday for his leadership in Congress on behalf of medical research.

Pennsylvania hospital industry increases six percent, supports state economy

Commonwealth hospitals contributed over $111 billion to local and state economies last year, The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) announced April 30 from its Harrisburg headquarters.

Small Business Administration names Swain Techs top regional minority-owned small business

Likening Swain Techs to “where the rubber meets the road, helping … our nation’s economic recovery,” U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio Leta will introduce the company as the the region’s Minority-Owned Business of the Year, on May 5 in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

March reveals 400 new Pennsylvania hospital jobs

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has released its latest statistics on commonwealth healthcare jobs, announcing that with March’s increase of 400 positions statewide, the industry reversed a two-month trend of job losses.

Five Pennsylvania young entrepreneurs receive scholarships

Equipping the next generation of small-business owners with an advantageous start, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded five young adults college scholarships at Small Business Day at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg on Wednesday.

Allegheny Institute chief: Minimum-wage hike 'not a free ride'

While Pennsylvania considers raising the minimum wage, some groups are raising questions about the effect that doing so would have on the state's economy. A recent study by the Keystone Research Center projected that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would raise wages for 1.2 million Pennsylvanians and increase consumer spending by $1.8 billion, creating 6,000 jobs.

Pa. slot machine revenue climbs more than 4 percent

Gross revenue up to $205,894,827 in April alone, compared to $197,760,977 in April 2014

Small Business Day proves great success for NFIB

Brimming with 250-plus guests, achieving peaceful opposition to tax increases and displaying backing for critical legislative reforms, Small Business Day in Harrisburg last month successfully showcased the strength of Pennsylvania’s small business community.

JEM Group claims SBA Woman-Owned Business of the Year award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) said Friday that JEM Group, LLC, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, construction firm owned by Jessica Meyers, has been named its Eastern Pennsylvania Woman-Owned Business of the Year.

State awards $1.6 million in Business-Education Partnership grants

Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, named 15 Business-Education Partnership (BEP) Program grant recipients on Monday, totaling $1.6 million.BEP aims to connect local businesses with school districts through programs that enable students to gain real-world professional experience and exposure to opportunities via skills development, internships, workplace shadowing and mentoring.

Montgomery County seminar to focus on business parks

Montgomery County is holding a Revitalizing Business Parks seminar from 2-4 p.m.Wednesday at the Upper Dublin Township Building, 801 Loch Alsh Ave. in Fort Washington

Pittsburgh mayor names members for Land Bank Board, Housing Task Force

In order to focus on Pittsburgh’s interrelated housing and vacant and abandoned property issues, Mayor William Peduto on Monday named several officials to the city’s Land Bank Board and its Affordable Housing Task Force.

PA chamber cautions against raising minimum wage

Chamber calls on lawmakers to come up with better way to alleviate poverty.

Crude oil transport subject of Erie County safety summit

Emergency management coordinators, government officials encouraged to attend May 14 summit

State revenue for April exceeds expectations

Department of Revenue collected $201 million more than anticipated last month in General Fund.

Nursing center reps rally to request funding for the frail

More than 500 skilled professionals call on state legislators to help financially troubled care facilities

Joint Cumberland County Commissioner, Judicial Candidates Forum planned Tuesday

Dickinson College to host forum with seven commissioner, six judicial candidates

NFIB hosts teleconference on Pennsylvania pipeline expansion

Hosting a tele-Townhall on May 5, NFIB opened a forum for discussion on a proposed 182-mile natural gas pipeline expansion project that would traverse Pennsylvania, connecting it to mid-Atlantic and southeastern states by 2017.

State agency to create action plan for distressed Borough of Colwyn

To help the economically troubled Borough of Colwyn in Delaware County, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has taken steps toward crafting a recovery plan for the municipality, the DCED said on Wednesday. Acting DCED Secretary Dennis Davin declared the borough to be financially distressed under the provisions of Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, or Act 47.

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