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A sign indicates an empty storefront among is available along East Carson Street in the Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Shapiro Creates New Office to Spur the State’s Economic Growth, Keeping Another Campaign Promise

Governor Josh Shapiro is keeping a promise he made to businesses across the commonwealth by creating a new office to streamline permit processes and expedite reviews and key incentive programs.

Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the US Capitol complex in February 2021, to call on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. (CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images/Bill Clark)
Fourteen Bills on Raising the Minimum Wage Waiting in Pennsylvania’s State Legislature

Pennsylvania’s paltry minimum wage celebrated its 13th anniversary this year. Democratic state lawmakers have tried to increase it, but their efforts were blocked by the GOP majorities in Harrisburg.

Wawa Keeps on Growing With Plans to Expand Into 3 New States

The Delaware County-based convenience store chain has announced plans to expand into Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky by 2025.

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6 Pennsylvania Used Record Stores to Shop on Black Friday (or Small Business Saturday)

Black Friday is also Record Store Day, one of two days a year when new albums are released in limited numbers to record stores that participate.

A small business in Pennsylvania.
Millions in American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses

Over $10 billion in funding will be distributed to nine states through the State Small Business Credit Initiative and Pennsylvania is set to get the largest amount of money.

Head’s up, Sheetz. Wawa is Moving in on Your Turf

The Delaware County-based convenience store and gas station chain is planning to open as many as 40 new locations in Central Pennsylvania.

Berks Country Pharmacann makes medical marijuana products. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images)
Going Green in PA: State Senate Committee Holds First Hearing on Adult-Use Marijuana

The Law and Justice Committee’s first hearing on adult-use marijuana focused on testimony from law enforcement and local officials.