Urban development became a hot topic of discussion at the GoggleWorks in Reading on Thursday.
Officials gathered to come up with strategies to treat brownfield properties. They're also looking for unique ways to provide cash to small businesses.
Speakers also tried to find more ways for statewide collaborations.
The event was put together by the Texas-based non-profit group "Conversation Starters."
Organizers said it was a brainstorming session, and they're eager to continue Thursday's conversation.