Grants available to train youth for agricultural jobs
The state Department of Agriculture is looking for applicants for $500,000 in PA Farm Bill Agriculture & Youth Grants for programs aimed at preparing youth for agricultural jobs.
Erie Insurance names DEI leader
Erie Insurance, with offices throughout Central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley, has named Lance Hyde vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), effective August 22.
BWE secures loan for City Center project
Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC (BWE), a national commercial and multifamily mortgage banking company, said it has closed on a $20 million insurance company loan to finance the renovation and construction of Cityplace North and South, a 204-unit, two-building apartment complex in downtown Allentown.
Drexel tuition discount offered to LCCC and NCC grads
Students graduating with an associate degree from either Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) or Northampton Community College (NCC) can receive a renewable 50% tuition discount at Drexel University as part of the university’s new Drexel Promise Program.
Berks County to see road and bridge safety upgrades starting next year
The Reading Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee approved a plan that will bring improvements to roads and bridges and transportation upgrades through the 2023-26 Transportation Improvement Program.
PennDOT offers grants for railroad operations
PennDOT has opened the application period for grants under the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).
Reading properties sell for $6.15 million
Grammary Court Apartments and The Collowhill Building in Reading have sold for $6.15 million.
Phoenix Tube Co. to create 30 jobs with expansion
Phoenix Tube Company Inc., a manufacturer of stainless-steel products, is expanding its operation in Bethlehem which will create at least 30 full-time jobs.
Olympus Innovation Ventures invests in endoscopy diagnostics company
Olympus Innovation Ventures, Center Valley-based Olympus’ venture capital fund, made its first investment in a Carlsbad, California company Wednesday.
Poultry farmers hit by avian flu to get aid to recover losses
Poultry farmers in Lancaster and Berks County hit by avian flu that killed more than 4.2 million birds this year will receive aid from the state to recover their losses.
Biden Administration exceeds goal for small business contracts
U.S. Small Business Administration today said the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding $154.2 billion in contracts to small businesses.
State to distribute grants for meat, poultry processors
Grants are available for meat and poultry processors in the state to meet the demand for locally grown food.