Author Archives: Dewitt Peart

Dewitt Peart is the president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and the Greater Chamber of Commerce, affiliates of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. A native of Pittsburgh, Dewitt has a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Robert Morris University and a master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University.

McKees Rocks-Based Island Studios EXP Breaks Ground, Receives $2.5 Million Economic Growth Initiative Grant

by on October 23, 2014

On behalf of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development – of which the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance is an affiliate – and the Conference’s Strengthening Communities Partnership, I congratulate Island Studios Exp., LLC, on today’s groundbreaking for a new Island Studios complex in McKees Rocks which will further position the Pittsburgh region as a new hub […]


From NAIOP’s “Development” Magazine – Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Region: Keystone of Industrial Renaissance

by on June 19, 2014

Pittsburgh has been regarded for many things over its 250-plus year history, and the “Steel City’s” ties to steelmaking and manufacturing have always been top of mind worldwide.  The advent of advanced manufacturing saw a distinct downsizing of the behemoth mills and facilities of yesteryear, but even as many facilities may have gotten smaller, technology […]


More Moxie for Pittsburgh Region When Industries Converge

by on March 25, 2014

Recently, Politico magazine profiled Pittsburgh as a region where information technology and advanced manufacturing – two key industry sectors and pillars of our economy – converge to create new and exceptional opportunities and give the Pittsburgh region even more moxie.  The impact of such convergence can be impressive and include company expansions, the attraction of […]


Historic Manufacturing Hub Manchester Mirrors Pittsburgh

by on September 25, 2013

Continuing to make our rounds on this Ireland/UK global marketing venture, we are in Manchester today – a city in northwest England that bears some uncanny resembles to Pittsburgh.  Manchester has three rivers:  the Irwell, Medlock and Mersey, and like Pittsburgh’s signature three rivers, Manchester’s waterways contributed to its industrial prowess. Historically, Manchester was a […]