PIDC BLOG

January 30, 2013

PLEASE READ RESPONSIBLY!

The State’s Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has issued an interesting report analyzing the economic impact of the brewery industry in Pennsylvania. It’s a very comprehensive work with plenty of historical info and current data on the industry.

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January 30, 2013

FINAL WEEK OF CENTER CITY DISTRICT RESTAURANT WEEK

Though the weather is dismal, the Center City restaurant scene is abuzz as Center City Restaurant Week enters its second and final week.

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January 25, 2013

MEDIA GIANT + PHILADELPHIA = ?

The answer to that equation today is obviously Comcast.  But 100 years ago, in 1913, the answer was Curtis Publishing,  whose weekly Saturday Evening Post and Ladies’ Home Journal magazines were the most popular and profitable publications of their time.

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January 17, 2013

WILL MANUFACTURING COME BACK TO PHILADELPHIA?

We hope so!  Although PIDC is deeply involved with all economic sectors, we are still the the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.

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January 14, 2013

WELCOME BACK FLYERS!

Good news for hockey fans and good news for the City Treasury – the NHL is back!

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January 10, 2013

MAYOR NUTTER, GOLDMAN SACHS LAUNCH 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES INITIATIVE IN PHILADELPHIA

Mayor Nutter, Goldman Sachs Launch 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative in Philadelphia

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January 10, 2013

IROKO PHARMACEUTICALS OPENS NEW HEADQUARTERS AT THE NAVY YARD

Iroko Pharmaceuticals hosted its official grand opening ceremony at The Navy Yard to celebrate its expansion from an office suite in One Crescent Drive into its own four-story, 56,000 square foot building.

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January 10, 2013

DCED LOWERS INTEREST RATES TO 1.5%

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has announced it is lowering the interest rates for the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund (MELF), the Small Business First Program (SBF), the Pollution Prevention Assistance Program (PPAA), and the Export Financing Program (EFP) from 2.75 percent to 1.50 percent.  Additionally, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA)

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January 10, 2013

PHILADELPHIA PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES GRANT FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ACCELERATOR

This past October, a Philadelphia-based partnership led by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) with participation and support from PIDC was successfully awarded a $1,892,000 grant from the federal government for the creation of an Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator focused on transportation equipment.

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December 19, 2012

SHOP PHL WIN IT WEDNESDAY

Today is a special #ShopPHL Win It Wednesday!

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December 6, 2012

PWD AND PIDC LAUNCH SECOND ROUND OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INCENTIVES PROGRAM (SMIP) GRANT

Contact: Laura Copeland, 215-685-4902 For Immediate Release: November 30, 2012 PWD and PIDC Announce $5 Million in Grants to Promote Green Stormwater Management Practices in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA: The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) launched the second round of the Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) Grant on Monday, December 3,

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October 10, 2012

WIN IT WEDNESDAY!

Question:  Can you guess what PIDC client this picture is from?

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September 9, 2012

MARK GROUP’S NEW HEADQUARTERS AT THE NAVY YARD

Less than two years ago, Mark Group, a U.K. based company, selected The Navy Yard in Philadelphia as the home for their U.S. headquarters following a coordinated business attraction effort between the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Select Greater Philadelphia and PIDC.

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September 8, 2012

STATE EXTENDS PERMITS AND APPROVALS TO JULY 1, 2016

 *Guest column provided by the City of Philadelphia: This summer, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed legislation extending local permits and approvals set to expire between January 1, 2009 and July 1, 2013 until July 1, 2016.

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September 8, 2012

PIDC ANNOUNCES WEEKLY SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

PIDC is excited to announce the start of a new social media weekly campaign to engage our audience and be accessible online as a resource in economic development.

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August 8, 2012

SPECTRUM HEALTH SERVICES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW WEST PHILADELPHIA SITE

On July 12, 2012 Spectrum Health Services (SHS) celebrated the groundbreaking of a $14 million health facility in West Philadelphia. The 36,000 square foot facility located at 52nd and Haverford Avenue will be the new Haddington Health Center, and is expected to be completed in July 2013.

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August 8, 2012

US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS (USCM) DISCUSSES URBAN MANUFACTURING

On July 20, 2012 Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, in his role as President of the US Conference of Mayors (USCM), presided over the organization’s annual summer meeting in Philadelphia. 

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August 8, 2012

VINCERA INSTITUTE MOVING TO BUILDING 489 IN THE NAVY YARD

Vincera Core Physicians, a Navy Yard tenant currently located in Building M-1, will expand and become part of Vincera Institute when their new home at Building 489 is complete in spring 2013. 

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