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  “Wow! this place works for me” moment may result.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

For those reasons and more – including good old-fashioned tourism, which is always beneficial to an economy – it was exciting to see that Harper’s Bazaar has announced its “17 Best Places to Travel in 2017,” and Pittsburgh made the list, coming in admirably at No. 4.

According to the magazine, “we’ve gone so far as to dub the ‘Burgh America’s Most Underrated City … and for good reason. It’s not the first thing you think of when dreaming of a weekend getaway, innovative food scene or art hub, but it delivers on all accounts in droves.”

Thanks, Harper’s, for taking notice of Pittsburgh, tried and true … something old, something new.  We hope that just as our assets and amenities which deliver “in droves” – as the magazine reports – people and investment seeking a soft, but economically solid, landing will come in droves.

And doing so, just got easier with a total of three airlines offering nonstop transatlantic service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport:  WOW air (whose inaugural flight is this weekend), Condor (which begins service to Frankfurt on June 23) and Delta/Air France, connecting Pittsburgh and Paris.  Whether it’s international or domestic travel – for business or pleasure – that’s on your mind, learn more about getting to Pittsburgh at

Learn more about business investment opportunities, including international investment, in Pittsburgh at or what it’s like to live at work here at