Issues: Economic Development


4-State Coalition Unveils Blueprint to “Reimagine Appalachia” with a New Deal that Works For Us

PENNSYLVANIA – The Keystone Research Center joined a broad and diverse coalition of thought leaders and organizations from West...

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Good Jobs, Strong Industries, a Better Pennsylvania: Towards a 21st-Century State Economic Development Policy

Pennsylvania lawmakers today face two challenging pressures that are difficult to reconcile: a) a deep recession that has eroded...

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On President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

The president has put forward a “plan” for infrastructure spending that identifies no new source of funding, that makes...

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For PA and U.S. Manufacturing to Flourish, Policymakers Need to Be Beholden to Some Different Defunct Economists

This past Tuesday, Keystone Research Center co-sponsored “Manufacturing a Better Paying Pennsylvania” with the D.C.-based Century Foundation, the Steel...

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Pennsylvania Needs to Stop Shortchanging Its Future and Invest Smartly in Higher Education

While there’s been a lot of focus recently on K-12 school funding cuts in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania higher education has...

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‘This Is What the Middle Class Looks Like’ … Fast Food One-day Strikes and the Next Upsurge in Unionism

“This is what democracy looks like.” Even though this chant originated with the Seattle protests against the World Trade...

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Pennsylvania, Land of Opportunity

We’re not always the “good news bears,” but today we’re thrilled to give greater visibility to a landmark new...

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Connecting the Dots Between Unemployment and Wage Growth

Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project (and the Tell Tale Chart) has a new graphic illustrating the connection...

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