Center for Economic Development

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Heinz Student Tour of Carrie Furnace Redevelopment Site, September 2014. Hosted by Rivers of Steel and made possible by ACED. Special thanks to Lance Chimka (MSPPM ’06).


Recent CED News

Heinz Students Learn About Smart(er) Incentives for Business Attraction
Release Date: Nov 23, 2015
This fall Dr. Ellen Harpel visited Heinz College to give a talk entitled "Business Location Incentives for Economic Development". Dr. Harpel is the founder of Smart Incentives and president of Business Development Advisors LLC (BDA), an economic development and market intelligence consulting firm....
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Heinz Students Crunch Big Data for Amtrak
Release Date: Nov 16, 2015
AMTRAK trains generally arrive at their destinations on time, or even slightly ahead of schedule. But when a train is delayed, is there an inflection point in the tradeoff between customer satisfaction and on-time performance? If so, what might it imply for efforts to improve the timeliness of rail service and trip experiences, including customer perceptions about delays?...
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CED’s Fall Event Series Wraps Up
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015
The Heinz College's Center for Economic Development wrapped up its fall event series in October. Here’s a brief description of the events. ...
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Spring Practioner’s Edge Series Wraps Up
Release Date: Sep 02, 2015
The fifth year of the Center for Economic Development’s popular Practitioner’s Edge Seminar and Workshop Series wrapped up March 28th 2015. This series gives Heinz students exposure to some of the more practice specific skills in economic and community development; skills complementary to the generalized skills conferred by our core and elective courses. Last year the series delivered five events, including a new workshop on financing manufacturing firms....
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