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Manufacturing Sector Supplies Women with Challenges & Opportunities

With Women’s History Month entering its final week and International Women’s Day just passed, now is the ideal time to reflect on obstacles and possibilities careers in manufacturing  presents to women. Although women comprise nearly half the U.S. workforce, they hold only one-third of positions in manufacturing companies and have lower representation than in other […]


Catalyst Connection’s 2022 Annual Report Shows How Organization is Helping to Strengthen Southwestern PA’s Manufacturing Sector

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pittsburgh (Hazelwood), March 8, 2023 – Catalyst Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides consulting and training services that help small manufacturers in the 12-county southwestern Pennsylvania region accelerate revenue growth and improve productivity, has released its 2022 Annual Report. Last year, Catalyst Connection helped bring more than $7.5 million in grant funding to the region which […]


Assistance for Beaver County Manufacturers Impacted by East Palestine, OH Train Derailment

Beaver County small business owners impacted by the train derailment in nearby East Palestine, Ohio can turn to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and our resource partner network for continued in person and online support. Rest assured, we’re continually working with our federal, state and local partners to coordinate ongoing support efforts for you. […]