Warehouse company OK’d for trade ‘sub-zones’ in Johnstown area

By David Hurst and posted on October 20, 2016 at tribdem.com. A Florida-based warehousing company was federally approved to establish two Foreign Trade Zone “sub-zones” in the Johnstown area, giving the region’s smaller-scale importers space to store goods duty-free. It’s a cost-saving opportunity for local businesses operating here – as well as a potential incentive for prospective […]

CCEDA Board Requests County Funds

  September 9, 2016 Cambria County Board of Commissioners Cambria County Courthouse Ebensburg, PA (HAND DELIVERED) RE: Restoring Operating Funding to CCEDA Honorable Commissioners, Over the past two years, our organization has worked to facilitate the establishment of a Foreign-Trade Zone/FTZ program and foster economic development by promoting Cambria County’s assets to businesses beyond our […]

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We Must Create Opportunity……Champions and Steady Commitment Needed

On Friday, September 16th, I made a presentation to over thirty Pennsylvania Highlands Community College business students. The topic was economic development and how we use the Foreign-Trade Zone as one of many tools to bring in new business to Cambria County. Before delving into the subject matter, I decided to ask a question. I […]

Johnstown ranks as nation’s most affordable housing market for younger generations

By David Hurst and posted on September 13, 2016 at Tribdem.com. A nation of younger workers aiming to buy a home – a daunting task in today’s times – might want to give Johnstown a look, a savings-minded site’s study shows. For the nation’s 25- to 44-year-old workforce – those traditionally earning far less than their […]

Field to Fork Agricultural Incubator Opens

September 8, 2016.  Original content provided by Lindsay Pyle, Regional Planner for Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission. JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), and the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center (GJCTC), held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the official opening of the Field to Fork Agricultural Incubator earlier today. The […]

Tour giving students a closer look at local companies

By David Hurst and posted on September 3, 2016 at tribdem.com. Pitt-Johnstown and a list of Johnstown area partners are bringing back their Industry Tour initiative, in an effort to put college students inside some of the Greater Johnstown area’s businesses. And they’re hoping additional area companies will be willing to open their doors this fall […]

Salaries you must earn to buy a home in 27 metros

By Tim Manni posted on Aug 22, 2016 at hsh.com. How much salary do you need to earn in order to afford the principal and interest payments on a median-priced home in your metro area? To find out, HSH.com took the National Association of Realtors’ 2016 second-quarter data for median-home prices and HSH.com’s 2016 second-quarter […]

Cyber-Security / Cyber-Attack Series – FACTS SHEET

The following 6-page white paper was forwarded to me by Ms. Sem Ponnambalam, President of Xahive. XAHIVE Factsheet – Cyber-Attacks – Malware & Ransonware XAHIVE is a communication service that operates on the leading edge of the cyber security industry through published and ongoing research in order to provide a secure environment for professionals who value their […]

Opportunity (follow-up) Foreign-Trade Reps Coming to Johnstown

International trade conference making way to Johnstown By Mark Pesto and posted on August 31, 2016 at tribdem.com. Johnstown-area businesses looking to expand throughout the world will soon be able to take advantage of international partners’ insider knowledge. The Southern Alleghenies “Bringing the World to Pennsylvania” conference, organized by the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission […]

Commuters “Local leaders make pitch for more train routes from Johnstown to Pittsburgh”

By Dave Sutor and posted on August 24, 2106 at tribdem.com. PITTSBURGH – Actually using Amtrak to get to Tuesday’s Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee hearing about expanding passenger rail service in the western part of the state would have required a three-day travel commitment. The meeting started about 10 a.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention […]