Entries by Danielle Hagerty

First-in-the-World Technology Innovation Brings Smart Grid into Philadelphia Train Stations

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) unveiled its ground-breaking recycled energy and optimization project last month. The pilot project captures the braking energy of its trains on the Market-Frankford Line and will integrate that power into the regional electric grid. The new technology demonstrates a first-in-the-world achievement for public transit, and truly showcases the potential […]

Secretary of Health Presents Excellence Awards to Nursing Home Facilities in Montgomery, Philadelphia Counties

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Eli. N. Avila visited two nursing home facilities yesterday to present the state’s inaugural “Awards for Excellence in Health Care Compliance.” “One of our goals is to change how we demonstrate quality assurance in Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Avila. “In reviewing our role, we realized we were missing positive reinforcement, which […]

Science Center CEO Joins Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board

Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA, president and CEO of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, has been elected to the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors. Established in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. Graduate organizations and current residents of the Science Center’s Port […]

Prospects Looking Up for Southeastern PA Refineries

Efforts by concerned business leaders, workers, and federal and state officials over the past several months have in part resulted in improved prospects for three southeastern Pennsylvania refineries. Sunoco announced last year that it would close its Marcus Hook, PA refinery by the end of 2011, and then its large Philadelphia refinery by July 2012 […]

NextStage II Fund Receives $1.5 Million from Commonwealth Financing Authority

The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a $1.5 million investment in NextStage Capital II LP (NextStage II), a $25 million fund based in Greater Philadelphia. NextStage II, which has an extensive portfolio of companies in the region including TicketLeap.com, Agilence, Vizinex and others, will make 15 to 21 investments with an average target of $500,000 […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware Renamed Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware is now Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware (Highmark Delaware). This change reflects Highmark Delaware’s affiliation with Pennsylvania-based Highmark Inc., (Highmark). To announce the name change, a new advertising campaign will run through August 27, and consists of cable TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, digital and outdoor messaging. “While we’re […]

Drexel Computer Science Design Team Wins World Championship at Microsoft Imagine Cup

Drexel University computer science graduates Matt Lesnak, Keith Ayers and N. Taylor Mullen claimed a world championship in the Microsoft Imagine Cup technology design competition after their “Math Dash” game rose to the top from a field of 106 teams from 75 countries. The group, dubbed team “Drexel Dragons,” won the game design mobile category […]

Meet Greater Philadelphia’s Workforce

May 1, 2012 — Northern DE, Southern NJ, Southwestern PA: One of Greater Philadelphia’s strongest assets in attracting new and expanding businesses is its large, diverse, and high-quality workforce. The 2012 Regional Report, released by Select Greater Philadelphia, finds that the labor force enables companies in the 11-county region to find skilled employees with the levels of education, experience and training needed to operate profitably.

Select Greater Philadelphia Name among the Nation’s Top 10 Economic Development Groups

April 26, 2012 — Philadelphia, PA: Select Greater Philadelphia was named by Site Selection Magazine as one of the nation’s top 10 economic development groups of 2011. The organization was honored at the Industrial Asset Management Council’s Spring 2012 Professional Forum at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, on Monday, April 23rd.