Entries by Danielle Hagerty

P3 Legislation Signed in Pennsylvania May Aid Greater Philadelphia’s Transportation Projects

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed important legislation on July 5th that authorizes public-private partnerships (P3) for road, transit and other transportation related projects. Now Greater Philadelphia, which already has P3 legislation in Delaware and New Jersey, is well-poised for regional transportation improvements. The private sector provides an ideal way to supplement governmental resources and share […]

Italian HR Services Company Lands in Delaware

The newly established International Soft Landings program at The Emerging Enterprise Center in New Castle County Delaware has attracted its second Italian company to the facility. ADHR Group SRL, an HR services company located near Bologna, Italy, will launch an expansion into the U.S. market. “ADHR joins Idea Italia as the second company from Italy […]

Greater Philadelphia Economy Continues to Grow at Slower Rate

The Greater Philadelphia regional economy will continue to grow but at a slower rate in the months to come according to new quarterly economic indicators released by Select Greater Philadelphia in collaboration with IHS Global Insight. The Greater Philadelphia Leading Index (GPLI) is designed to signal the strength and direction of economic activity in the […]

Drexel Engineers to Add Arms and Hands to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as those used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance, could be getting a hand — and an arm — from engineers at Drexel University as part of a National Science Foundation grant to investigate adding dexterous limbs to the aircrafts. The project, whose subject harkens to the hovering android iconography of sci-fi […]

Christiana Care Wins Prestigious Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Grant

Christiana Care Health System in Northern Delaware has been awarded $10 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to design a new care model that will harness pioneer information technology to transcend the gaps that currently exist within health care to provide more coordinated care and greater value for patients. Christiana Care’s proposal — known […]

Featured Investor: Brandywine Realty Trust | Philadelphia’s University City District

History & Ownership Founded in 1994 with just four properties and two employees as a spin-off from a private developer, Brandywine Realty Trust is now one of the largest publicly owned, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States. Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, leases […]

BFTP/SEP Approves $1.375M for Seven Early-Stage Companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) recently approved $1,375,000 in funding for seven early-stage companies. “We’re excited that this round of investments is comprised of such a diverse group of companies — with target consumers ranging from energy efficient manufacturers to diabetic patients to television viewers,” said RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President & CEO of Ben […]

Dow Grows Northeast Technology Presence in Suburban Philadelphia

The Dow Chemical Company will position the nation’s largest specialty chemical and advanced materials company for future growth by locating its North East USA Technology Center in Collegeville, Pa. Dow scientists will begin operations next year in a state-of-the-art research and development facility owned by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. Employees at Dow’s Spring House, […]

Westin Breaks Ground on $37M Hotel at Riverfront Wilmington

The much anticipated Westin hotel at the Wilmington Riverfront will evolve from paper plans to an active construction site when Westin executives, officials from the Riverfront Development Corporation, developers and state and local officials broke ground on the $37 million facility on July 16th. Connected to the 87,000-square-foot Chase Center on the Riverfront, the 10-story […]

The World’s largest roll on/roll off (ro/ro) vessel, the MV Tysla, discharged Hyundai and Kia vehicles last month during a port call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal (PAMT)

Nearly 250,000 vehicles have been unloaded since Hyundai Motor Co. and its logistics affiliate, Glovis of America, began local operations in August 2010, said David Whene, president of Greenwich Terminals, which operates PAMT. “We’re excited to be handling the unloading of such massive ships,” Whene said, noting that a similarly sized sister ship, the Tonsberg, […]