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Services lay out sweeping state-by-state spending cuts

Services lay out sweeping state-by-state spending cuts | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts by the Army and Navy scheduled to take effect March 1 will force more than $26 billion in wage and spending reductions and prompt furloughs or layoffs for more than 450,000 people nationwide.
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Pennsylvania's military operations targeted in budget cuts

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With two major maintenance depots, Pennsylvania has been targeted for $751 million in automatic budget cuts beginning March 1 unless a compromise can be worked out before that.

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No wonder customers have trust issues...

No wonder customers have trust issues... | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

Allentown duo face trial for allegedly burglarizing former landscaping customers

 

Defense attorneys insist the prosecution does not have enough evidence, despite GPS tracking on cellphones, and called the links a coincidence. The victims were in Bethlehem and Upper Saucon Township.

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N.J. firm buys Cumberland facility, plans logistics hubs | Central Penn Business Journal

N.J. firm buys Cumberland facility, plans logistics hubs | Central Penn Business Journal | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
New Jersey-based real estate company Woodmont Industrial Partners has bought a food-grade warehouse in Cumberland County and is planning to make Central Pennsylvania part of a dual-hub in its growing warehouse business.
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Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen will continue to serve up discounts

Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen will continue to serve up discounts | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

This Lancaster County restaurant was in legal trouble for providing a 10% discount to those who brought in a church bulletin on Sundays. The dispute has been settled, and the promotion will continue.

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As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price

As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
States, cities and counties are giving up more than $80 billion a year to attract or keep companies and the jobs they provide. But officials and governments rarely track how many jobs follow, and many do not know the value of all their awards.
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Pennsylvania DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 56 Small Businesses - The Sacramento Bee

Pennsylvania DEP Awards Energy-Efficiency, Pollution-Prevention Grants to 56 Small Businesses - The Sacramento Bee | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

This is great news!

 

"/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $418,049 in grants to help 56 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects."


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#Innovation: Staples to start offering 3D printing services | ZDNet

#Innovation: Staples to start offering 3D printing services  | ZDNet | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
A deal between office supplier Staples and 3D printing company Mcor Technologies is set to make 3D printing available in three European countries.
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1.5% loans available for PA businesses | Lehigh Valley Business

1.5% loans available for PA businesses | Lehigh Valley Business | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
To encourage business growth and job creation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has lowered the interest rates on four of its loan programs from 2.75 percent to 1.5 percent and has waived fees charged by DCED...
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Coworking is flourishing in Lancaster, PA

Coworking is flourishing in Lancaster, PA | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

The Candy Factory has announced plans to add 3,000 square feet of coworking space in a second location.

 

More than just shared office space, coworking facilities are friendly communities that pool resources for the common good.

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Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas after touring PA toy factory :: CNN

Obama warns of 'Scrooge' Christmas after touring PA toy factory :: CNN | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

President Obama called Friday for a quick deal to extend tax cuts for most Americans, saying it's the most urgent of "fiscal cliff" issues.

 

Will holiday spending be constricted if familes are worried about a $2,000 tax hike in the coming year?

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University of Pennsylvania claim flexible electronics breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have shown that nanocrystals, of the semiconductor cadmium selenide can be "printed" on flexible plastics.

 

This opens up a whole new range of possibilities. The breakthroughs at Pennsylvania's research colleges are amazing.


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Have you ever seen this kind of service in Pennsylvania?

Have you ever seen this kind of service in Pennsylvania? | Strategic Growth in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

This Krispy Kreme employee really knows how to keep her customers happy.

 

"Bucking the norm, a Texas entrepreneur went out of his way looking for rejection; but lo and behold, the 31-year-old was given a sweet surprise by a Krispy Kreme employee who went above and beyond to please a customer.

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