The Progress Fund is a fan of great beer, businesses. You probably already knew that if you know us. An everyone of those businesses we’ve helped involved a lot of new construction and renovation. We […] Continue Reading
“The Nest” took over ten years to build.
“The Nest” was over 10 years in the making. “The Nest” is a cute, clean and comfortable one-bedroom apartment that just opened for rental at the Derailleur Bike Shop Café on the “Great” Butler-Freeport Community Trail, […] Continue Reading
The fear of crowded airplanes and mandatory quarantines deterred many people from hitting distant beaches. Surprising numbers instead tested southwestern Pennsylvania’s many intersections of land, water and enterprise. Click here to learn about Hazelbaker’s Bottom […] Continue Reading
Entrepreneurs along the region’s trails and rivers have reported that the pandemic cost them some customers, but brought them new ones, including demographics they hadn’t seen before. People hungry to get out of the house […] Continue Reading
Restaurants are a cornerstone of the tourism economy, a key focus of The Progress Fund since its inception in 1997. Investments in restaurants have transformed southwestern Pennsylvania into a food destination. The pandemic infected nearly […] Continue Reading
Booze n’ Cups
“Makers” create great things with their hands. But creative thinking by Red Pump Spirits and American Mug & Stein enabled them to shift gears during the pandemic and thrive. Their resilience is a great lesson […] Continue Reading
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