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Can You Dig It Archive Page 2

The divergence of rising rents and the minimum wage

$18.69 per hour.That's the minimum amount of what a worker would have to be paid in order to rent a two-bedroom apartment in Lehigh and Northampton counties at fair-market rent.

Despite more hiring and investment, is economic pessimism on the rise?

Despite continued strength in business fundamentals, economic pessimism is on the rise among middle-market companies. In rating the state of the U.S. economy compared to six months ago, a majority of these companies still sees a downshift.

Here’s to an industry that offers a well-lit place and high pay

A clean, well-lit workplace and a high-paying job to boot. Plus, no college debt?

A car show with a cause

About every three minutes, somebody in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Prime potential in Easton

While the possibility exists for high-end apartments with waterfront views to take the place of Heritage Lanes, a former bowling alley in downtown Easton, there is potential for something else.

How architecture shapes our spaces

When it comes to the buildings we occupy at work each day, usually we don’t think about how the design came to be. How it functions and the feelings of efficiency and productivity the buildings can either generate or deplete.

Less really is more

Much as technology has changed the office environment in many ways the past few years, some things never change.

Investing in innovation

By investing in early stage technology firms, organizations such as Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania play a vital role in helping manufacturing grow in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Who knew a grocery store could influence the value of your home?

An Aug. 10 article from The Portland Business Journal – “Trader Joe's or Whole Foods: Which is better for Portland home values?” – reveals that strong school districts, walkability and low crime are not the only attributes...

Fighting hunger? It CAN be done

One organization is looking to build awareness of hunger by providing opportunities for businesses and people to display their artistic design and construction skills.

Redefining a sense of place for downtown Allentown

The redevelopment of Allentown continues with the frequency of new proposed office buildings showing no slowdown.

Is your building a bird killer?

A professor from Muhlenberg College called the new Minnesota Vikings football stadium under construction “a bird killer,” citing the glass-heavy fašade as one that will draw birds to an early grave once the massive structure is built.

Raising awareness for a critical resource

Few of us ever think about the importance of a resource such as a specialized hospital until it’s needed. Particularly one that’s devoted to babies, children and teens.

A chance to build some business

It's rare to find a free all-day expo that showcases the many facets of the construction trades in the Greater Lehigh Valley — from architects and engineers to contractors.