For much of the 20th century, the name Steelton represented a great industrial complex that stretched nearly four miles along the Susquehanna near Harrisburg.
Immigrants from all over Europe, particularly Slavs and Italians, worked with African Americans from the South at the Bethlehem Steel Company and gave Steelton its reputation for rich ethnic diversity, linked to its fame for industrial productivity.
Business improvement districts, initiated and governed by property or business owners under the authorization of local or state government, have received mixed reviews.
To some, they are innovative examples of self-government and public-private partnership. To others, they are yet another example of the movement toward the privatization of what should be inherent government responsibilities.
The annual College Venture Challenge sponsored by the Capital Area Economic Development Corp. normally involves teams of students competing for cash prizes and startup assistance for their business plans.
Penn State Harrisburg Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Barbara A. Sims is one of only five University faculty members to be named a Fellow of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program.
The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.