Why New Kensington?
New Kensington, despite being a small town, has a rich and vibrant history that dates back to before the Revolutionary War. Today, residents still take pride in their past while looking forward to a bright future. Although the city faces challenges, there are those who believe in its potential and are actively working to reinvent it using modern technology. For instance, the Schreiber Industrial Park, which formerly housed Alcoa, has been acquired by the city and is being developed to attract high-tech manufacturing.
In addition, Mayor Guzzo has established the “Corridor of Innovation,” a stretch of commercial blocks on Fifth Avenue designated for small and start-up tech companies. The Corner, a tech and innovation incubator created by Penn State University’s New Kensington branch, is the anchor of this corridor. The co-working space, which has recently been renovated, offers offices and conference rooms for start-ups and visiting businesses.
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