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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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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Heinz Team Finds Unmet Demand for Urban Retail on the Northside
Release Date: Aug 26, 2015
The Northside of Pittsburgh encompasses 18 neighborhoods with over 40,000 residents as of 2010.2 Anchored by a remarkably vibrant set of private and nonprofit institutions and a strong arts and cultural sector, the area contains a diverse set of communities with a strong tradition of community and political activism. This is exemplified by the 15 elected community groups that represent Northside neighborhoods, and their participation in the Northside Leadership Conference, the City of Pittsburgh...
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Heinz Students Advise the City of Pittsburgh on Advancing Clean Tech
Release Date: Aug 12, 2015
At the request of the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency a team of MSPPM students spent a semester cutting through the conceptual complexity associated with two simple but related questions: how can Pittsburgh be a leader in the clean tech sector, and what can city government do to help? Advised by Professor Silvia Borzutzky, the team assessed the local clean tech landscape in Pittsburgh and examined strategies employed in other cities to identify how the City c...
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Who Gains? Jobs from the Redevelopment of the Almono Site in Hazelwood
Release Date: Aug 01, 2015
In 2002, four southwestern Pennsylvania foundations formed a limited partnership with RIDC, a non-profit private development organization as general partner, and purchased the 178 acre LTV Steel Hazelwood site. The partnership was convinced that this remarkable riverfront plateau offered a rare opportunity to set a new standard for urban riverfront property development. The name Almono came from the three Pittsburgh rivers - the Allegheny, Monongahela, and the Ohio....
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