Friday, February 5, 2016

Ongoing sea change at the Navy Yard

A new data center opened and now the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia will be home to a U.K. energy-efficiency company.

Ongoing sea change at the Navy Yard


What a year the rejuvenated Navy Yard in South Philadelphia is having.

Tasty Baking Co. opened its new bakery last spring. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took a tour there in May. A research consortium led by Pennsylvania State University landed $129 million in federal funds in August to develop an “energy innovation hub.”

Earlier this week, we learned a bidder has been selected to develop a new marine terminal - the first in 50 years.

On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia’s chief technology officer, Allan Frank, will be on hand to officially welcome a $25 million data center that opened in September. Philadelphia Technology Park, in essence a data center for hire, was developed by a Baltimore-based Enterprise Technology Parks L.L.C.

Finally, on Friday morning, the mayor will go to the yard again to meet up with Gov. Rendell and trumpet the opening of the North American headquarters of Mark Group, a United Kingdom-based energy-efficiency company.

Inquirer Columnist
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Mike Armstrong blogs about Philadelphia corporations and business-related topics. Contact him at 215-854-2980. Reach Mike at

Mike Armstrong Inquirer Columnist
Also on
letter icon Newsletter