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New Prez For PIDC

Mayor Nutter today announced that Peter Longstreth, president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation will retire in September.

New Prez For PIDC

Mayor Nutter today announced that Peter Longstreth, president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation will retire in September.

After a 10-year run, Longstreth will return to working in the private sector and Executive Vice President John Grady will take his place. The PIDC is a private, not-for-profit Pennsylvania corporation established to promote economic development in the city.

Grady, 43, has more than 20 years experience executing public-private development initiatives. He has played a leading role in continuing redevelopment of the Navy Yard.

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