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$1,653,000 Grant to The Progress Fund

Washington, DC – September 10, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced awards of more than $202 million to 195 organizations. The Progress Fund is excited to announce that it received $1,653,000, the maximum amount it was eligible for under this year’s competitive grant process. Continue reading

Trail Town Program® Summit in Homestead, PA

Business owners, trail partners and community members along the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) and the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail (EPT) have been invited to summit meetings for updates on their respective trails and the economic benefits they bring to their communities.

The first meeting, a three-stage event that will focus on group tourism and packaging, will be Monday, April 27 at the Voodoo Brewery at 205 E. 9th Avenue in Homestead. Continue reading

Best Subway anywhere with a riverfront view

Riverfront dining is a special and memorable experience. In this region, the options are few and so they become local favorites and tourist destinations. Add Downtown West Newton to the short list.

Last week, Subway opened its best new restaurant, dare we say anywhere? Their opening is the culmination of The Progress Fund’s three-year effort to secure and rehab this exceptionally well-positioned property for a new commercial life. Continue reading