Affordable Manufacturing Space Is An Engine For Equitable Economic Development

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Students at The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, many of whom were formerly incarcerated, learn masonry and carpentry at 7800 Susquehanna (Photo courtesy Bridgeway Capital) Soon after the COVID-19 lockdown hit Pittsburgh, local backpack company Day Owl shifted from making backpacks to manufacturing face shields. The company did so at its 6,000-square-foot light manufacturing space inside 7800 Susquehanna Street, a hub for manufacturing, makers, small businesses, nonprofits and job training. As Day Owl shifted operations, they also tapped into the resources at 7800 Susquehanna.

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