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The Comeback Continues: 302 Deals in 2013

Economic Development Deals Up 12% in Pittsburgh Region in 2013

The diverse, balanced and innovation-driven economy that made Pittsburgh a great American comeback story continues to deliver value by capturing 302 economic development deals during 2013 – a 12% increase in activity over the previous year.
CONSOL Energy Announces Plans to Invest $1B+ in Shale Gas in 2014

  App of 2013 Creator Duolingo Receives $20M in Capital, Plans to Expand

App of 2013 Creator Duolingo Receives $20M in Capital, Plans to Expand

iPhone App of the Year creator Duolingo, the Pittsburgh-based startup that develops language-learning software, recently raised $20 million in a Series C financing round. The company is planning to use the capital to launch a new app as well as add 50 employees by the end of this year.
CONSOL Energy Announces Plans to Invest $1B+ in Shale Gas in 2014

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