Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
An exaggerated version of a college town, it's the perfect setting for an unusually participatory conference.
An annual meeting brings speakers from around the world together with students and local residents, in intimate settings.
Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.
The role of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, founded by a wealthy band of visionaries 30 years ago, is central—but hard to replicate.
Pittsburgh's Mayor Bill Peduto shows what political will and determination can do.
'Land of Opportunity' has real meaning here.
The City of Bridges revives the rivers that helped make it an economic powerhouse.
A Pittsburgh woman managed to build a successful bag company from a failed effort to make a dress.
A startup in Pittsburgh has designed a smartphone case and app to deter assault and help catch the attackers.
A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of.
A look at a nascent distillery in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley
Ohio State University may be the local titan, but Columbus State Community College has also become a formidable presence.
A new craft-beverage business in Allentown, Pennsylvania, benefits from its association with an incubator of high-tech businesses.
The story of a business partnership that stands to boost the economy of Columbus, Ohio, and the surrounding region
Brewers have been perfecting their recipes in this part of the country since the middle of the 19th century.
Columbus, Ohio, has figured out how to draw creative types to an area it is hoping to revitalize.
A visit to the headquarters of the Minsi Trails Council in Allentown, Pennsylvania, reveals the lasting influence of the organization—and some of the challenges of modern parenting.
The story of Allentown, Pennsylvania, as it turns its attention to a long-neglected asset