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The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) is a 10-county economic development partnership to advance the regional economy and attract strategic investment opportunities. We help companies – local, domestic and global – and innovation organizations choose our region and our talent for their growth and expansion plans.

Your PRA Team: Here to Help You Land in Pittsburgh

The PRA team is here to help you – leveraging a breadth and depth of economic development experience – make a comfortable landing in the region. If you imagine yourself growing in Pittsburgh, we can guide you toward that reality: reducing red tape, eliminating wrong turns and assisting with closing deals. Please connect with the member of the team below who’s identified as the point of contact for specific sectors/industries. We look forward to being of assistance with your business investment projects and thank you for considering Pittsburgh.

Mark Anthony Thomas
412-392-4555 x3109

Advanced Manufacturing
Mike Henderson
Senior Director, Business Investment
412-392-4555 x4536 | m: 412-527-7372
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Patty Horvatich
Vice President, Business Investment
412-392-4555 x4543 | m: 412-491-2489
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Financial & Business Services
Mike Henderson
412-392-4555 x4536 | m: 412-527-7372

Healthcare and Life Sciences
Patty Horvatich
412-392-4555 x4543 | m: 412-491-2489

International Investment
Mike Henderson
412-392-4555 x4536 | m: 412-527-7372

Tech & Robotics
Kyle Chintalapalli
Vice President, Business & Economic Development
412-392-4555 x4510

Market Research
James Futrell, CERP
VP, Market Research & Analysis
412-392-4555 x1023
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Ellen Gaus
Market Research Analyst
412-392-4555 x1020

Talent Attraction/Retention
Linda Topoleski
Vice President, Workforce Operations & Programs
412.392.4555 x3116

Alison Treaster
Director, Workforce Business Engagement
412.281.4783 x1035


The PRA is here to help and we want to hear from you. Reach out to any of the business investment-focused members of the PRA team directly or complete the form below. A project manager will be in touch with you soon.


Media Inquiries

If you are a member of the media with an inquiry about the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, please contact Philip Cynar at 412.281.4783 x4573 or