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Etsy wants to link designers with Pittsburgh manufacturing firms

Etsy, the online marketplace for crafters and artisans, is seeking small manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region to help its million-plus sellers and designers grow their enterprises. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based e-commerce site on Tuesday invited local craft businesses, small manufacturers and economic development groups who might assist them in forming partnerships to the Energy Innovation Center […]

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Pitt building lab space in Energy Innovation Center

As Western Pennsylvania becomes a growing cell of energy research and innovation, its nucleus is taking shape in a refurbished vo-tech school in the Hill District. The Energy Innovation Center, housed in the former Connelley Trade School along Bedford Avenue, has positioned itself as a collaborative space for private industry, universities and foundations to work […]

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Heinz Endowments refocuses its grantmaking strategy

Early this month, the Heinz Endowments invited leaders of local nonprofits that work on environmental and economic development issues to a half-day forum at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District. The 86 leaders gathered there rely on a piece of the more than $70 million in grants that the city’s second-largest foundation doles […]

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Press Release: Intro to the Trades Program to Begin in Pittsburgh

  Pittsburgh, PA — Pittsburgh Gateways, a non-profit economic development support organization and owner of the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in the Lower Hill District, is launching its “Intro to the Trades” Program in concert with the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania and 16 of the region’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Centers (JATCs). This six week […]

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A change in plans: Strip District produce terminal to focus on retail, office space

A Chicago developer has overhauled its plan for the city’s historic produce terminal, replacing much of the housing that had been proposed with offices and retail and an anchor “that will focus on food.” After months of consultations with city leaders, local foundations and others, Dan McCaffery, CEO of McCaffery Interests, said he is excited […]

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Building Trades Resurfacing at Former Connelley Trade School

When the Clifford B. Connelley Vocational High School opened its doors in the City of Pittsburgh in 1930, it was considered one of the premier trade schools in the country. With its spacious classroom and training facilities, high school students from throughout the city had the opportunity to be introduced to careers in construction by […]

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Energy Innovation Center open house a big success

Thanks to our tenants, community partners, the Thrival team, and all the guests who helped make our first Showcase a big success. We were thrilled with your enthusiasm and ongoing expressions of support.

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The EIC is even greener with Penn State Center tree wells

Day by day our tenants and collaborators are making the Energy Innovation Center even greener! Last week our tenants at the Penn State Center hosted what to some observers, this may have looked like a ribbon-cutting ceremony for trees. In fact, the event celebrated the EIC’s new tree wells, part of a project led by […]

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