Department of Community and Economic Development en Another PA City to be Declared "Distressed" <p>While City Council and Mayor Bill Peduto try to finalize a third, <a href="">5-year recovery plan for Pittsburgh</a> under Act 47, the city of Shamokin in Northumberland County will soon become the 21<sup>st</sup> municipality in the commonwealth currently declared financially distressed.</p><p>"This is a financial mess," says Shamokin City Clerk Robert Slaby.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:46:45 +0000 Emily Previti & WESA Staff 30497 at Peduto Meets with Corbett, Other Officials in Harrisburg Visit <p>Pittsburgh Councilman and Democratic Mayoral Nominee Bill Peduto is reaching across the aisle — and the state — to bridge the relationship between Pittsburgh and the Capitol.</p><p>Peduto spent Monday and Tuesday in Harrisburg for what he called a “relationship-building” visit.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There hasn’t been that much communication between the city and Harrisburg for the past several years, so I think it’s welcome, but again, at the same time it’s not something that you can just do once, it has to be on a consistent basis,” Peduto said.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:10:01 +0000 Jessica Nath 11222 at Lower Interest Rate Extended for State Loan Programs <p>The Corbett administration is sweetening the pot for a bit longer for businesses applying to participate in certain state loan initiatives.<br><br>A three-month pilot program offering a lower interest rate is being extended for applications submitted through June. The lower rate was inspired by a recommendation from a governor-appointed commission tasked with finding ways to spur investment in the manufacturing sector and support efforts to retain and create jobs.<br> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:27:07 +0000 Mary Wilson 7343 at