Entries by Danielle Hagerty

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.