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.

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 Amsterdam, […]


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 more […]


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 Update […]


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 it […]


Shell: “It’s With Pride That We Show You What We’re Doing” [in Beaver County]

by on November 15, 2016

Shell Chemicals – on Nov. 14 – hosted Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, PA Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, a group of nine national site location consultants and regional media for a first-time visit to its site in Monaca, Pa. where the company is constructing a world-scale ethane cracker. Shell’s early works […]


Pittsburgh’s “Pushing Boundaries” Per PRA’s Suzi Pegg in London (U.K.) Business Matters Article

by on November 14, 2016

Suzi Pegg, the PRA’s global marketing maven has recently returned to Pittsburgh from a marketing trip to Germany and London to raise awareness of the opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Pittsburgh region.  In advance of her trip, Pegg wrote an article for London Business Matters, the publication of the London Chamber of […]


Retal PA, LLC Establishes HQ Operations in Washington County; Creates 88 New Jobs

by on August 30, 2016

Retal PA, LLC, an international plastics packaging manufacturer, will construct a facility in Donora Borough, Washington County, creating 88 new, high-paying jobs. The investment project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding […]


(WATCH) FAM Tour Highlights Indiana County’s Unique Business Investment Assets

by on August 3, 2016

Last month, the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations provided a familiarization tour for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) economic development team.  Showcasing unique assets that make Indiana County a valuable part of the package that is the Pittsburgh region, the day-long and well planned tour was organized by the center’s Chief of Economic Development […]