Latest News

Harrisburg-Carlisle MSA July unemployment rate at 4.5%

Overall the unemployment rate is down four-tenths of a percentage point from last year.

Pittsburgh’s MSA Safety to acquire British company

Safety equipment manufacturer to buy Latchways for $16.85 per share

Farm Bureau shares map depicting extent of EPA's reach under WOTUS

National Federation of Independent Businesses says graphic illustrates dangers to Pennsylvania businesses

Erie Insurance earns highest honors for consumer satisfaction

This is the third year that Pennsylvania company received honor from J.D. Power.

Businesswomen to hold monthly 'Breakthrough to Excellence' seminars

To educate, empower and engage the Carlisle region, a quartet of Mechanicsburg-area businesswomen said on Tuesday that they will sponsor “Breakthrough to Excellence: Raising the Bar on Life,” four monthly seminars in Summerdale, with the first scheduled for Sept. 22.

New report details impact of EPA’s ozone proposal in Pennsylvania

Center for Regulatory Solutions says rule would threaten thousands of jobs in commonwealth.

Pittsburgh’s PPG Industries acquires IVC Industrial Coatings

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries, a leading coating company, has announced the completion of its acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer whose 2014 sales exceeded $100,000, the company announced Wednesday.

Vishay Intertechnology to lead components exhibit at Solar Power International 2015

Malvern, Pennsylvania-based Fortune 1000 company Vishay Intertechnology Inc. on Tuesday announced its intention to showcase its latest discoveries at the Solar Power International (SPI) 2015 on Sept. 14 through 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Philip J. Foret joins Stradley Ronon at Philadelphia office

Stradley Ronon announced Wednesday that intellectual property attorney Philip J. Foret has joined the firm as a partner in its Malvern, Pennsylvania, office.

Grant Thornton LLP welcomes Luke Ratke back to audit practice

Bringing back his work ethic and skills, public and private sector financial pro Luke Ratke has rejoined Grant Thornton LLP as a partner and leader of the firm’s Pittsburgh audit practice, the company announced Wednesday.

DecisionSim secures $1.85 million in Series A financing

Simulation-based health care learning-platforms provider DecisionSim, based in Chadds Ford, said on Wednesday that it raised $1.85 million in Series A financing, positioning itself and its lead product, also called DecisionSim, for significant U.S. and global expansion.

Gaming license renewed for Presque Isle Casino & Racetrack

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board unanimously votes in favor of renewing license

Chester County Economic Development Council joins county government for workforce summit

The Chester County Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) are conducting a joint survey in connection with a VISTA 2025 initiative-related Workforce Summit, to be held Oct. 14 at Penn State Great Valley.

HAP announces Pennsylvania's participation in Medicare Advantage test model

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has revealed that Pennsylvania will serve as one of seven test states for a new Medicare Advantage insurance model aimed at achieving higher-quality, more cost-efficient healthcare.

Alcoa to expand in Westmoreland County

Growth of Upper Burrell Township R&D site will create at least 90 new full-time jobs.

Chester County unveils over $2 million in investments for Coatesville

Chester County commissioners unveiled three new investments in Coatesville programs, services and infrastructure this week, attributing the efforts to effective partnerships and cooperation among community leaders and groups, as well as private investors.

Lampire Biological Labs renovating Everett site as part of contract with drug firm

Ottsville-based Lampire Biological Laboratories recently unveiled plans to renovate its Everett facility's manufacturing capacity to perform specialized tissue processing as part of a new five-year, $5 million contract with an international Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.

Shuster renews calls to halt EPA's new water rule amid lawsuit, pending bill

In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States rule, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, (R-Dist. 9), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released a statement last week. “Pennsylvania’s farmers, homebuilders and small businesses are a backbone of our economy, and the EPA’s attempt to stifle their growth through this federal power grab will cause great harm to our region,” Shuster said in the statement.

Public Utility Commission lifts enrollment limits on UGI until 2017

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) unanimously moved this week to allow four regional utility businesses to abolish enrollment limits, effectively removing the ceilings until 2017, following a request submitted by the companies.

Metro Business Network