Gov. Tom Wolf was on Penn State Beaver’s campus –- just miles from the eventual location of a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant –- to meet with area government, education and business leaders about the opportunities and challenges presented by the plant’s arrival.
Penn State Behrend's $16.5 million, 60,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center advances the college’s “open lab” model of learning: It co-locates students and faculty experts in the School of Engineering with business and industry partners who want to collaborate on research and manufacturing projects.
Penn State York is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant to expand entrepreneurial endeavors through the Invent Penn State initiative. York is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.
Penn State dedicated the next phase of the Innovation Squared Project, an economic development project that will foster job creation, as well as develop and implement a dual entrepreneurial ecosystem and mentorship program for Downtown Wilkes-Barre.
How communities address economic development will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Penn State and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) today formalized an economic development partnership that will have positive implications for the entire central Pennsylvania region.
Russell D. Meller, vice president of research and development at Fortna Inc., will present a lecture titled “A Vision to Improve the Economical, Environmental and Social Sustainability of our Logistics System” at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in room 244 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building at Penn State Berks. The lecture is hosted by the Penn State Berks Center for Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) and the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE)–Reading Chapter. Space is limited; contact Sadan Kulturel-Konak at 610-396-6137 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Penn State Beaver Chancellor Gary Keefer will participate in Building the New Beaver County Economy: Higher Education -- Partners in Economic Development Forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Starting Gate, a regional small business incubator in Beaver Falls. The event is cosponsored by Geneva College, Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and the Beaver campus.
The forum's goal is to identify ways that local colleges can collaborate with local industries to assist in the economic development of the region by training people not only for jobs but for careers as well.
Rural America is vastly different than it was 50 years ago. Prosperity for many rural communities depends on innovative income-generating strategies, such as extracting alternative energy sources. Today, agricultural producers need to be sophisticated business professionals. With one of the nation's largest rural populations, Pennsylvania's economy is dependent upon its rural communities. This fall, Penn State Law will launch its new Rural Economic Development Clinic to support this important sector of our economy, giving law students hands-on learning experience in a wide variety of legal issues specifically faced by agricultural businesses and rural communities.
A nationally recognized expert on economic development will be hosting a forum for faculty, staff and students at Penn State the first week of February. Ed Morrison, staff member of the Center for Regional Development at Purdue University, will hold a talk on "Strategic Doing: Regional Engagement" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 3, in the Faculty Staff Club room of The Nittany Lion Inn. In addition to the talk, the program will feature a question and answer session, and a meet and greet reception.
The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC), located on the Penn State Harrisburg campus, has played a key role in the creation of a $10 million electronics recycling facility, Kuusakoski Philadelphia LLC. The RMC provided management support through all phases of the economic development project.
As the nation grapples with a severe recession, economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have published a new report that suggests which industries and areas in Pennsylvania may experience expansion or decline in employment in the upturn expected to follow the recession.
In an effort to develop community-based partnerships and support the overall economic well-being of Pennsylvania, the Penn State Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), a unit of Outreach, is now offering two faculty grant opportunities.
Lakshman Yapa's approach to poverty begins and ends in paradox.
"I grew up in Sri Lanka," Yapa says, "where 20 percent of the population, by government estimates, is poor." Poor in this case, he adds, means hungry: unable to afford 2,200 calories worth of food a day.