Navy Yard Blog

Innovation

January 20, 2023

Philly Shipyard’s NSMV Program Achieves Milestone with Steel Cutting of Fourth Ship

Philly Shipyard, Inc., reached a remarkable milestone this week with the announcement of the cutting of steel for the fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which is destined for the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston, Texas, upon its expected completion in 2025. The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) NSMV program is designed

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Innovation

January 19, 2023

Coriell Life Sciences Research Finds Precision Medicine Has Reached a Global Tipping Point for Adoption

Big news coming from Coriell Life Sciences. Their newly published research, authored by leaders at the company, reveals that the time is finally right for healthcare systems, employers, and governments to establish genome-informed clinical decision-making as the new standard of care. “The stage is set for leaders around the world to change healthcare as we know

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Amenities

January 4, 2023

Navy Yard NEWS – Winter 2023

Click to read the Fall 2022 issue of Navy Yard NEWS.

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Cool Jobs

January 4, 2023

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Connected More Than 60 Philadelphians to Jobs in 2022

Since its inception in August 2020, more than 120 Philadelphians have participated in 8 cohorts of PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) training programs, but 2022 was by far the most successful year of NYSI in connecting Philadelphians to meaningful employment in growing industries within the Navy Yard. NYSI training programs are designed for individuals

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Cool Jobs

January 3, 2023

Rhoads Industries Receives Funding to Bolster PA’s Manufacturing Industry

Governor Tom Wolf made an announcement December 30, 2022, that Rhoads Industries, Inc. (Rhoads) is set to receive $400,000 in funding to help strengthen its workforce development program and meet the production needs it has at the Navy Yard. Founded in 1896, Rhoads has grown from a small fabrication shop to a leader in industrial

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AV Shuttle

December 15, 2022

Pennsylvania’s First Autonomous Shuttle Coming to the Philadelphia Navy Yard in December

PRESS RELEASE Pennsylvania’s first autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle is coming to Philadelphia this December. This comes off the heels of Governor Tom Wolf signing HB 2398, an AV bill which allows for the testing and full commercial deployment of AVs on Pennsylvania roads, into law November 3. Beginning in December, the zero-emissions shuttle pilot will

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Cool Jobs

December 14, 2022

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Program Named Workforce Champion

FROM A WISTAR INSTITUTE JOINT RELEASE BioBuzz Workforce Champion Award goes to Wistar’s New Biomedical Technician Training Program for Adults  A collaborative program with West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, and PIDC focuses on training adults for jobs in the specialized life science sector.  PHILADELPHIA — (DECEMBER 14, 2022) — The Wistar Institute Biomedical Technician

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Energy

November 30, 2022

PIDC Receives Sustainability Award for Work at the Navy Yard

PIDC received the Industry Innovation/Corporate Sustainability Award, which honors environmental excellence, leadership, and accomplishment, from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for more than twenty years of leadership in redeveloping a former military shipyard into a mixed-use campus with a focus on sustainable development. Kate McNamara, PIDC’s Senior Vice President at the Navy Yard, accepted the award

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Amenities

October 20, 2022

Navy Yard Debuts Alpha Sacred Being Documentary at Navy Yard Fall Festival

The Navy Yard kicked fall off with a celebration and a documentary screening on October 19. More than 100 people came out on the first cold day of the season for an evening filled with food trucks, live music, games, and pumpkin painting. But the main attraction was the world premiere of Group X’s very

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Community

October 11, 2022

The Navy Yard Welcomes Delegation of Leaders from India Focusing on Biomedical Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Innovation

A delegation of biomedical leaders from India visited the Navy Yard on October 7 as part of a larger visit to understand biomedical entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation in the Philadelphia region. During the visit, Navy Yard leadership briefed the group on the growing life sciences ecosystem, sustainability efforts, and future development plans at the Navy

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Community

October 7, 2022

Navy Yard Supports Diversity in Business Development through MED Week Workshop

The Navy Yard hosted to members of the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) community for a Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week workshop on October 7. The workshop at the Navy Yard was part of more than 40 other events in the region during the 38th annual Philadelphia MED Week, which was organized by the City’s Department

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Community

October 4, 2022

Navy Yard NEWS – Fall 2022

Click to read the Fall 2022 issue of Navy Yard NEWS. 

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Amenities

September 16, 2022

Broad Street Quay Wall Reconstruction Ceremony

Broad Street Quay Wall Reconstruction at Philadelphia Navy Yard from Urban Video Productions® on Vimeo.We were excited to finally be able to hold a ceremony to kick off the Broad Street infrastructure improvement project on September 14. Reconstruction of a critical 734-foot section of Broad Street (referred to as the Quay Wall) officially started at

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Cool Jobs

September 13, 2022

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Begins Recruitment for Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health

University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) are recruiting across Philadelphia for training and job opportunities as a Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health. Full-time positions begin at $15.15/hr. Register online for a virtual info session to learn more about the program: September 15 at 1 p.m. or September 22

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Community

August 29, 2022

Navy Yard Businesses Come Through Big in Back-to-School Supply Drive for Local Elementary School

The Navy Yard business community came together to support a local elementary school with a back-to-school supply drive during August to support the incoming kindergarten class at F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School, Bregy for short, in South Philadelphia. The Navy Yard Engagement Committee, a collection of representatives from Navy Yard businesses whose goal is to plan community

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