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New Castle

Located in Lawrence County, New Castle is one hour north of Pittsburgh, and is situated among a convergence of a few different waterways, in particular the Shenango River.

The city's population is 23,000, and is working to bolster its workforce and improve real estate value. Now, the community is working to restructure and revitalize an area with exciting resources.

Revitalizing the downtown area is a top item on city official's agenda. Projects can include renovating old buildings, and rejuvenating the city's river walk. Other issues include affordable housing and creating opportunities for local foods. Students could work on market assessments for local foods, and/or development of distribution channels with local organizations.