Author Archives: Philip Cynar

Phil Cynar is senior communications specialist at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. By trade and by choice, he is a proud promoter of the Pittsburgh region.

Power of 32 Site Development Fund Announces Investment Loan of $6.9M in Beaver County’s Turnpike Industrial Park

by on September 26, 2017

  With its latest loan, this private fund has invested nearly $25M in helping to get key commercial and industrial sites in the greater region shovel-ready for vertical development (PITTSBURGH – Sept. 26, 2017) – A loan of $6.9 million from the Power of 32 Site Development Fund Partners LP – representatives of the greater Pittsburgh […]


PSO President & CEO Melia Tourangeau on Marketing the Pittsburgh Region for International Investment with a World-Class Orchestra

by on August 30, 2017

  The Pittsburgh Symphony is heading abroad for its 2017 European Music Festivals Tour, and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, southwestern Pennsylvania’s economic development marketing organization, is joining forces with this group of remarkable musicians to put the Pittsburgh region on the radar for international business investment – an important contributor to our economy and a […]


Business Investment:  It, too, Begins with a Visit

by on June 16, 2017

  It’s been said that attracting new residents, workforce talent and business investment all begins with a visit.  It’s the maiden voyage that presents the opportunity for more than armchair (or these days, virtual) exploration and the thrill that comes from discovering someplace new and its charms in person.  If there’s a certain synergy, a  […]


Shell Chemical is Named Among “Top Economic Development Deals” by Site Selection

by on June 6, 2017

Site Selection, the magazine of corporate real estate strategy and economic development – and a publication of Conway Data – has named the $6 billion investment by Royal Dutch Shell in a world-scale petrochemical facility in Potter Township (Beaver County), Pa. as one of top 10 North American deals of 2016. Per the magazine, the […]


Win Free Airfare on Condor Via Promo for New Nonstop Service – PIT to Frankfurt – for Business, Leisure Travel

by on April 14, 2017

  Deadline for Entries is May 24 Those who travel for business or leisure from Pittsburgh to Europe will have – beginning on June 23 – another nonstop air service option.  Condor Airlines will be a new carrier linking Pittsburgh International to Frankfurt (Germany) Airport,  with connections from there to other major European cities including […]


PRA’s Patricia Horvatich Honored with IAMC’s Mary Jo Hanover Award

by on April 12, 2017

(PITTSBURGH – April 12, 2017) – The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) has presented its annual Mary Jo Hanover Award to Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Vice President of Business Investment Patricia Horvatich. The award memorializes the late Mary Jo Hanover, a trailblazing economic development professional and a steadfast ambassador for IAMC. IAMC is the leading trade […]


WATCH: European Companies Visit Pittsburgh to See How It’s Moving the Needle at the Intersection of Medicine, Technology

by on March 30, 2017

Recently, a delegation of nearly a dozen representatives from early-stage medtech companies from all over Europe had the opportunity to see how Pittsburgh is moving the needle at the intersection of technology and medicine when their tour of select U.S. stops with advantages in this space – organized by SelectUSA – made a stop in […]


Washington County Reports “Tremendous Growth and Job Creation” at its State of the [County] Economy Event

by on February 28, 2017

  A spotlight was on Washington County, one of the 10 counties comprising the Pittsburgh region, which was showcased during the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Economy” on Feb., 23.  This is an annual review of investment activity and job creation and retention related to both economic development and tourism.  Attended by […]


Allegheny Conference CEO Dennis Yablonsky: Perspective on Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Sector Development

by on February 7, 2017

  The landscape of the tri-state area where Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia meet is set to change rapidly over the next decade with the establishment of a petrochemical industry and associated sectors. The establishment of a petrochemicals industry in a new region raises a whole host of present and predicted challenges for stakeholders. Petrochemical […]


Pittsburgh is Delivering a Package of Talent, Tech Acumen to Amazon

by on January 19, 2017

  Amazon is the recipient of a package of goods from Pittsburgh – one largely comprised of homegrown IT talent and tech acumen.  The January 17 opening of a new 15,000-square-foot Pittsburgh office at the SouthSide Works tells of Amazon strengthening its market position by strategically incorporating under its roof the operations of two homegrown companies which […]