Author Archives: Josh Devine

Pittsburgh’s Poised to Become Life Sciences Powerhouse

by on June 5, 2017

  Pittsburgh’s prowess in life sciences was on display during Pittsburgh Life Sciences Week. Celebrated on May 22-26, the week-long series of innovation forums presented by the University of Pittsburgh brought together a diverse mix of life sciences groups – researchers, entrepreneurs, large corporations and investors – to connect and discuss current successes and emerging […]

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(WATCH) Chicago Real Estate Firm, M&J Wilkow, Expand Investments in the Region

by on April 12, 2017

Chicago-based real estate firm, M&J Wilkow, is expanding its investments in the Pittsburgh region. The company is adding to its robust portfolio – which includes the now 98-percent-leased Waterfront retail complex in Homestead and several others across the region – with recent acquisitions of two, Class A, downtown Pittsburgh office buildings: the 23-story 11 Stanwix […]

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(LISTEN) TechVibe Radio Talks Record-Breaking CAPEX, $10.2B, with PRA President David Ruppersberger

by on April 10, 2017

The Pittsburgh region has attracted the largest-ever amount of capital investment: more than $10 billion dollars across the 10-county Pittsburgh region during 2016. Such news headlined the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s (PRA) 10th Annual Business Investment Scorecard and regional economic development update. The scorecard news and a media conference to roll it out provide unique perspective and […]

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Jim Palmer: Looking Back – and Ahead – at Economic Development Success in Beaver County

by on April 4, 2017

Part IV of a Weekly, 12-Part Series Note:  The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) invited each of its economic development partners from the 10-county region to share insight and maybe some hindsight about business investment and the economy’s growth – at the county and regional levels – looking through the rearview mirror at 2016 and at […]

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Pittsburgh Region County Partners Look Back – and Ahead – at Their Economic Development Successes

by on March 13, 2017

  The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) invited each of its economic development partners from the 10-county region to share insight and maybe some hindsight about business investment and the economy’s growth – at the county and regional levels – looking through the rearview mirror at 2016 and at the road ahead and where it might […]

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PRA Visits Washington County for Economy, Tourism Showcase

by on November 22, 2016

  Last week, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce showcased the county’s business investment assets during a familiarization tour with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s (PRA) economic development team. Organized by Chamber President Jeff Kotula and Senior Vice President of Economic Development Mary Stollar, the tour provided the PRA team with an opportunity to see, first-hand, […]

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WIRED Features Blight-to-Beauty Riverfront Transformation in Pittsburgh

by on August 24, 2016

The wave of revitalization and economic growth in Pittsburgh has hit our riverfronts and everyone is thrilled. Restoration and green projects are underway for the Allegheny River Trail and other city riverbanks. Pittsburgh’s oldest riverfront park, Allegheny Landing, is getting a makeover; one of the largest riverfront development projects, the Highline, is revolutionizing the south […]

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Fayette County Officials Celebrate Economic Impact & Opening of Dunbar Township Business Park

by on July 29, 2016

Fayette County’s newest industrial park, Dunbar Township Business Park, is now open for business. The 11-lot, 80-plus acre development – located near the Fayette County Fairgrounds, Laurel Mall and Dunbar Borough Elementary School – is Phase I of a three-phase development. With nearly 110-acres set to be developed in Phase II and about 104 partially […]

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Finalists for EY’s 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Announced; Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan to be Recognized

by on May 18, 2016

Celebrating 30 years of recognizing business and entrepreneurial leaders in more than 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world, EY recently announced its finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Award in the western Pennsylvania and West Virginia region. On the list of finalists are many of the region’s best and brightest whose […]

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ICYMI: TechVibe Radio Visits Pittsburgh’s Strip District with NEW Neighborhood Tour

by on May 12, 2016

TechVibe Radio – a weekly broadcast of the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) that talks with “pacesetters” and entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh technology community – is taking its show on the road. In a recent visit to Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, hosts PTC CEO Audrey Russo and Director of Visibility Jonathan Kersting interviewed several leaders of […]

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