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 region’s […]


Working in Partnership to Tell Pittsburgh’s Energy Story in London

by on August 31, 2017

By Rebecca Bagley Vice Chancellor, Economic Partnerships University of Pittsburgh Rebecca serves as the University of Pittsburgh’s first Vice Chancellor of Economic Partnerships. She works closely with senior leadership to develop a strategic plan for the University in economic development and oversees public and private partnerships that advance the university’s regional, national and global impact. […]


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 significant […]


(Watch) More Transatlantic Air Service is Taking Off in the Pittsburgh Region

by on July 12, 2017

Within one week in June, two new nonstop transatlantic flights were launched from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), further enhancing southwestern Pennsylvania’s connectivity to Europe. Condor, a Germany-based airline, started seasonal nonstop service to Frankfurt – the first connection to the German market from Pittsburgh since 2014. This is an excellent addition, but two new nonstop […]


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! […]


Jason Rigone: Looking Back – and Ahead – at Economic Development Success in Westmoreland County

by on June 7, 2017

Part 12 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 the […]


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 topics […]