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October 2017

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Delphi Plans to Add 150 Jobs to Autonomous Vehicle Division at RIDC

Delphi Automotive, Plc – a UK-based supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle market – announced plans to nearly triple its technology team in the Pittsburgh region by hiring 150 additional employees over the next year. Currently located at RIDC Industrial Park in O’Hara Township, the global company has technology centers in 15 cities but was directed to Pittsburgh, where its software development is happening. Delphi has plans for additional space to accommodate its growth, which includes positions dedicated to continuing its automated vehicle algorithm development, such as project managers; automated driving engineers in motion planning, perception and localization; research and development software engineers; systems administrators and development and operations engineer.

“Pittsburgh is actually a very good market … it’s a smaller market when you think about roboticists or software engineers,” said Glen De Vos, senior vice president and CTO of Delphi. “But it has a really good supply.”

Delphi entered the Pittsburgh market in 2015 when it acquired Carnegie Mellon University spinout Ottomatika. With this investment, Delphi joins Uber, Ford, Aurora Innovation and a number of other companies in the Pittsburgh region that are dedicated to autonomous vehicles research and development.

Read more | Our Region’s Autonomous Vehicle Opportunities Across Industries




Stefani Pashman Named CEO of Allegheny Conference, the PRA’s Parent Organization

Stefani Pashman has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliates – the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh – effective October 2, 2017. Ms. Pashman succeeds Dennis Yablonsky, who earlier this year announced his decision to step down from the position at the end of 2017

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More Economic Development News


Argo AI Headquarters to Anchor Oxford Building in Strip District
“Argo AI, the autonomous-driving startup, will locate its headquarters in Oxford Development’s new office building in the Strip District and aims to place about 200 workers.” Read more


Industrial Giant Alcoa Returns To Pittsburgh
“Aluminum maker Alcoa has come back home to Pittsburgh after moving its headquarters to New York.” Read more


CVS Health Hiring 200 in Pittsburgh
“CVS Health plans to add more than 200 jobs – including customer service reps and specialty processing pharmacy technicians – at its Monroeville and Pittsburgh calling centers.” Read more


Pittsburgh-Based Deeplocal Expands to Sharpsburg Office Space
“Deeplocal – the Pittsburgh-based marketing and fabrication innovator – has outgrown its second location in the Strip District and will be moving to Sharpsburg, tripling its office space and doubling its shop and warehouse.” Read more

 

Regions around the country are vying for Amazon HQ2. See what the experts are saying about Pittsburgh as a perfect fit.


Pittsburgh among CNN Money’s Eight Cities Fit for Amazon’s Second HQ
“Amazon has asked interested cities to share how it may acquire software engineers, and Pittsburgh has a great answer: pull talent from Carnegie Mellon University.” Read more


Among Five Cities, VentureBeat.com Says Amazon Should Consider Pittsburgh for HQ2
“Pittsburgh would put Amazon in a good place as it’s no secret that automation will play a huge role in Amazon’s ability to get products to consumers quickly, and thus continue to dominate the market.” Read more


Business Insider’s U.S. Cities Best Suited for Amazon’s New Headquarters
“Pittsburgh has done an excellent job in recent years of attracting the tech giants of Silicon Valley. Its young talent from universities like Carnegie Mellon University, would get Amazon’s attention.” Read more


PE Hub Wire: Supporting a Pittsburgh Choice for an Amazon Headquarters
“Boasting a strong tech community, a wealthy group of foundations, increased venture capital investments, an international airport and changing demographics, Pittsburgh’s a top choice for Amazon’s new headquarters.” Read more


Will Amazon Bring Second Headquarters to Pittsburgh?
“Where will Amazon put its second North American headquarters? Pittsburgh — if the city has anything to say about it. The city and others have been working on their pitch. Look here to keep updated.” Read more

 

Our Region’s Business Investment Advantages

 


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP Expands into Pittsburgh Market
“Led by a thriving business and legal community and the opportunity to attract talented leadership, Porter Wright is growing into the Western Pennsylvania market with the opening of an office in Pittsburgh.” Read more


Condor to Add Third Weekly Flight to Frankfurt from Pittsburgh
“Condor Airlines will add a third weekly nonstop flight to Frankfurt, Germany next year as part of its seasonal expansion in Pittsburgh.” Read more


Qatar Airways to Launch Cargo Flights to Pittsburgh International
“Starting next month, Pittsburgh International Airport will offer international cargo flight service based out of the Persian Gulf — a major benefit to the region’s manufacturers, who can now ship directly from the airport.” Read more

Other Nonstop Flights from Pittsburgh International


Finance of America Mortgage Opens Third Western Pennsylvania Branch in Washington County
“Finance of America Mortgage has opened its third western Pennsylvania branch in McMurray.” Read more


New Veteran Affairs Medical Center Opens in Butler County
“The Abie Abraham Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Center – the two-story, 168,000-square-foot building built on 46 acres of farmland – has opened in Butler County and will employ about 450 people.” Read more


Airport Authority to Spend $1 Billion Updating Pittsburgh International By 2023
“The Allegheny County Airport Authority plans to spend $1.1 billion to modernize the 25-year-old Pittsburgh International Airport – creating a new landslide terminal, expand security checkpoint and streamline baggage retrieval.” Read more


U.S. Steel Spending $1.2 Billion to Upgrade Plants in Western Pennsylvania, Elsewhere
“U.S. Steel is spending $1.2 billion to improve facilities across the country, including its Edgar Thompson branch in Braddock and its Irvin plant in West Mifflin.” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University Moves Forward with $27 Million ANSYS Building
“Carnegie Mellon University is poised to push forward with another building project in the ongoing building boom on its campus, presenting a plan for a new 36,000-square-foot, $27 million ANSYS building.” Read more


CNX Coal Resources, OMNIS to Develop Clean Coal Energy Refinery in Southwestern Pennsylvania
“CNX Coal Resources LP – a limited partnership formed by CONSOL Energy Inc. – and OMNIS Bailey LLC announced a partnership to build a first-of-its-kind solid energy refinery for processing waste coal and converting it to high-quality clean carbon fuel.” Read more


Port Authority Plans Redesign of MLK Busway’s Negley Statio
“Port Authority is using its transit-oriented development program concept as part of a redesign of the Negley Station along the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway.” Read more


HFF Arranges $127.5 Million in Financing for Pittsburgh Office Complex, Nova Place
“HFF recently announced its arrangement of $127.5 million in financing for the 1.25 million-square-foot Nova Place development and its 87,050-square-foot office complex nearby, 106 Isabella.” Read more


Hillman Foundation Donates $30 Million to UPMC Cancer Research Program
“The Henry L. Hillman Foundation will donate $30 million over the next decade towards continued support of the UPMC Hillman Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research Program.” Read more


McKnight Realty Partners Receives $15 Million in Tax Credits for Work on Historic “Highline” South Side Development
“Downtown-based McKnight Realty Partners has been awarded $15 million in new markets tax credits to help finance a major overhaul of a historic cargo warehouse on the South Side, dubbed the ‘Highline.’” Read more


Walker & Dunlop Inc. Receives $14.9 Million Loan for Downtown Pittsburgh Hotel Construction
“Commercial real estate financier, Walker & Dunlop Inc., has closed on a $14.9 million construction loan for an Even Hotel, which will be located on the upper floors of the old Kaufmann’s department store, Downtown.” Read more


Community College of Allegheny County Announces $20 Million Workforce Training Center
“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald joined Community College of Allegheny County officials to announce a joint undertaking to fund a new $20 million Workforce Training Center at the school’s Allegheny Campus.” Read more


Power of 32 Site Development Fund Announces Investment Loan of $6.9M in Beaver County’s Turnpike Industrial Park
“A loan of $6.9 million from the Power of 32 Site Development Fund Partners LP – representatives of the greater Pittsburgh region’s business and foundation communities – will help to move Beaver County’s Turnpike Industrial Park forward for business investment.” Read more

Explore Our Region’s Available Real Estate via PittsburghProspector.com


UPMC Center Wins $3.8 Million in Funding
“UPMC’s Center for High-Value Health Care is receiving $3.8 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to determine the best way to provide integrated care to vulnerable populations.” Read more




Carnegie Mellon University’s RoboTutor Wins $1 Million as Finalist for Global Learning XPRIZE
“Carnegie Mellon University’s RoboTutor is one of five teams to be named as a finalist in the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, an international competition to create open-source Android tablet apps to teach basic reading and math skills.” Read more


Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Wins Nearly $500,000 Grant to Support Health IT Startups
“The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced a federal entrepreneurship grant of nearly $500,000 toward the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse’s efforts to support health information technology startups in the region.” Read more


Carnegie Mellon University Awards $400,000 in Inaugural Smart Mobility Challenge
“Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Mobility Challenge has awarded a total of $400,000 to a number of municipal projects.” Read more


Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Invests $100,000 in Forest Devices
“Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has invested $100,000 in Forest Devices, a local firm that makes a product that helps first responders determine whether a patient has had a stroke.” Read more


Uber Donates $20,000 to Expand 412 Food Rescue
“Pittsburgh’s 412 Food Rescue will expand to Westmoreland, Washington and other surrounding counties thanks to a $20,000 donation from Uber.” Read more


Gibsonia Tech Firm, Steel City Optronics, Receives National Science Foundation Grant
“The National Science Foundation has given Gibsonia-based tech firm, Steel City Optronics, a Small Business Innovation Research grant to work on a product that provides imaging for fast-moving objects.” Read more


Pittsburgh Tops GlassDoor.com’s List of Best City for Jobs
“U.S. job site, Glassdoor.com, announced results of its newest jobs report identifying the 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2017 and Pittsburgh rises to the top.” Read more


Pittsburgh is Apartment List’s Best U.S Metro for Millennials
“According to Apartment List, out of 75 metros across the country, Pittsburgh offers the greatest economic potential for millennials due to its availability of jobs, median wages, growth and affordability.” Read more


Allegheny County Ranks in Top 10 for Arts Spending, Study Finds
“Allegheny County ranks ninth in the country for the number of jobs generated by the arts and 10th for total spending, according to a study conducted by Americans for the Arts that looked at 341 cities in 50 states.” Read more


Point Park University’s Dance Program Rated among 10 Best in U.S.
“Point Park University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program has been recognized by OnStage Blog as one of the 10 best in the U.S.” Read more


How Pittsburgh Quietly Became a Culture Capital
“Creativity of all kinds—tech, food, art, performance—has transformed Pittsburgh into a model of the top-down, bottom-up, woke American city.” Read more


Allegheny County Leads Pennsylvania in Clean Energy Jobs, Sees Growth in Industry
“According to a new report from energy non-profits Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance and Environmental Entrepreneurs, clean energy jobs continue to grow in Pennsylvania with Allegheny County leading the way with more than 8,000 clean energy jobs.” Read more


Westmoreland, Allegheny, Armstrong Median Income Growth Outpaces National Rate
“Median household income – a key quality-of-life indicator – increased locally over the last 10 years while it stayed flat nationally, according to recently released Census Bureau figures.” Read more


2016 Census Numbers: Pittsburgh Bucks National Trend, Sees Large Increase in Bike Commuters
“Pittsburgh has bucked the nationwide trend and has posted a significant increase in its bike commuter rate and public transit riders according to the latest U.S. Census data for 2016.” Read more


Pittsburgh International CEO Honored with Leadership Award
“Airports Council International-North America has recognized Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis with its annual Excellence and Visionary Leadership Award.” Read more


Armstrong County’s Allegheny Mineral Operation Recognized by National Association
“Allegheny Mineral’s Worthington Limestone Plant was nationally recognized for environmental excellence and community relations by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.” Read more


Power of 32 Site Development Fund-Financed Project Wins Environmental Impact Award
“Due to the vision, risk-taking, and perseverance of Mr. Jim Joseph, over 400 acres of former Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation (WPSC) property have been remediated, generating a large positive environmental impact for the Ohio River Valley.” Read more


Chevron, Peoples Launch Effort to Boost Energy, Manufacturing Industry
“Chevron Appalachia and Peoples Natural Gas recently released a report on strategies to help boost Pennsylvania’s economy. The ‘Forge the Future’ report includes a comprehensive plan to supercharge the burgeoning petrochemical industry.” Read more


Manufacturing Turnaround a Signal of Brighter Future for Places like Pittsburgh
“According to a Reshoring Initiative 2016 Data Report, there is a net positive gain in U.S. manufacturing jobs for the first time in decades which spells a brighter future for places like western Pennsylvania, with its uptick in natural gas production and a burgeoning technology boom.” Read more

Our Region’s Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities


Study: Life Sciences Pump in $88.5 Billion Annually to State’s Economy
“According to a new report by accounting and consulting firm KPMG, Pennsylvania had a leading role in the life sciences industry across the U.S. – especially in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia – pumping in $88.5 billion into the state’s economy during 2016.” Read more

Our Region’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Opportunities


Carnegie Mellon University Produces $2.7 Billion in Economic Impact for Pittsburgh
“Carnegie Mellon University has provided nearly $2.7 billion in annual economic impact for the local, regional and state economy in Pennsylvania.” Read more


Census Data Show Positive Numbers for Pittsburgh’s Economics and Education
“New census data illuminates a dramatic demographic transformation that appears to be taking place in Pittsburgh. The populace is achieving much better economic and education levels and growing a key age group — 25-to-34-year-olds — in a way that is uncommon elsewhere.” Read more

 


 

OPPORTUNITIES

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EVENTS


 

October 3Pittsburgh Chemical Day
Pittsburgh Chemical Day is the premier, one-day forum for idea sharing and for insight into current key issues affecting the chemical industry. Attend and meet hundreds of key industry members including keynote speaker Dr. Antonis Papadourakis, president and CEO of LANXESS Corporation. Click here for more information on the program and additional guest speakers. Held for the first time at the Heinz Field, the day-long event costs $295 to attend. Registration includes free membership to the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh.

 

October 6Make it Happen!
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Join PantherlabWorks and the Urban & Community Entrepreneurship Program for a small business resource event with an entrepreneurial panel of small business owners sharing their stories of growing their entrepreneurial endeavours and keynote address by Don Charlton, founder of JazzHR, an ATS & recruiting software company. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with small business resource partners specializing in financing, marketing, legal assistance, environmental compliance and more. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; this event is free to attend.

 

October 9-10American Middle East Institute 10th Anniversary Business Conference with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak
Join the American Middle East Institute as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary Conference on October 9th, at the Fairmont Hotel, focused on transformational technologies including energy, health, transportation, robotics, and advanced manufacturing. This high-level forum is for business and university leaders interested in pursuing the rewarding path to economic opportunity in the Middle East. Participate and network during the conference’s many programs including presentations, site visits, private meetings and demos of “disruptive technologies.” The Conference will conclude on October 10th with a Gala Reception and dinner at Pittsburgh’s historic Carnegie Music Hall, with special keynote Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.  Tickets are on sale now for both the Transformational Technologies Business Conference and an Evening with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.  Visit www.americanmei.org for more information.

 

October 10Launch CMU
LaunchCMU showcases entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) — cutting-edge research and innovations from students, alumni, faculty and staff — while bringing together the investment community, regional business leaders and CMU alumni. This year’s theme is “Robotics in Manufacturing.” Attend the demo and poster session at 3:30 p.m., followed by a showcase of talks at 4:30 p.m. and a networking reception at 5:30 p.m. Click here for a full schedule. Held at the Jared L. Cohon University Center, this event is free to attend.

 

October 11Corridors of Opportunity: Washington County
Presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Join them for a panel discussion with Bradley Heigel, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Joe Szczur, district executive of PennDOT Engineering District 12; and R.T. Walker, vice president, of CBRE Advisory and Transaction Services to find out how your business can profit from the 14-mile, $2 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway extension from Jefferson Hills to Monroeville transportation project. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $65. Reserved tables of 10 with priority seating reserved by your logo are available for $799.

 

October 11-123 Rivers Venture Fair
You’re invited to attend the 11th 3 Rivers Venture Fair at Heinz Field. Get introduced to pioneering technology companies from across the region and/or meet the investors who can fund them. At the center of this year’s event is the Venture Connection format, an avenue where investors host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs. To date, companies showcased at past Fairs have collectively gone on to raise over $740 million. Cost to attend is $349 for members, $649 for non-members. Entrepreneurs who wish to participate in the Venture Connection event must pay $199 and complete an application. If you are interested in learning more about 3RVF and how you can be involved as a sponsor, join as an attendee or introduce your venture to investors, please contact information@3rvf.com.

 

October 125th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence
The Urban Land Institute of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Placemaking Awards for Excellence honoring Oxford Development Company. This fall awards event will formally recognize outstanding projects, achievements and leaders in the City of Pittsburgh. Held at the Omni William Penn Hotel from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $90 for members, $120 for non-members.

 

October 12Special Breakfast Meeting
Presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce. Attend a special breakfast with the Honorable Governor Tom Wolf who will discuss the importance of small businesses and their role in moving Pennsylvania forward. The facilitators for this breakfast meeting will be Doris Carson Williams of the African American Chamber and Matt Smith of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce. Cost to attend is $25 for members, $40 for non-members. RSVP by October 10.

 

October 122017 Tech 50 Awards
Each year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council celebrates the most successful and innovative companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Now in its 21st year, this is your annual opportunity to connect with leaders in health IT, life sciences, manufacturing, consumer products, consulting services and other innovative technologies. Cocktails, dinner and networking round out the night to make this a must-attend event for your team. At Tech 50 you will celebrate current innovation in Pittsburgh, look back on how technology has changed in the past 21 years, get a sneak peek at what’s next, network with Pittsburgh’s movers and shakers and meet your next business connection. The event, including an innovation showcase, dinner and awards ceremony and a networking reception, will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost to attend is $240 for members, $475 for non-members. Registrations for a table of 10 are available. Click here for more details.

 

October 13Finding the Best Legal Structure for Your Business
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center. Attend a program Hosted by Maiello, Brungo & Maiello LLP to learn how to make the right decision when establishing an LLC or a business entity. You’ll receive information about the type of business (LLC, partnership, sub Chapter S) that fit your needs, tax implications to consider and entity structures for all service-based, manufacturing, e-commerce and retail industries. Held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Mervis Hall from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., this program is offered at no cost. For more information, visit www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1542.

 

October 20Washington County Chamber’s October Breakfast Briefing
Join The Washington County Chamber of Commerce for a Breakfast Briefing featuring Althea Evangelista, the new general manager of The Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel. Held at the Meadows Casino from 7:45 – 9:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

 

October 20PowerBreakfast Meeting
Join the African American Chamber of Commerce for its PowerBreakfast featuring Commissioner Richard Jewell. Commissioner Jewell will discuss the status of legalized gambling in the state, oversight on the industry and how the revenue generated impacts the creation and sustainability of jobs. Most importantly, he will present your ability as small business owners to do business with casinos. Held at the Rivers Club from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., cost to attend is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

 

October 24Beaver County Chamber Annual Meeting & 2017 Business of the Year Awards
Join the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce and celebrate its 45th anniversary at their Annual Meeting & 2017 Business of the Year Awards. Held at the Seven Oaks Country Club from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $50 for members, $65 for non-members. RSVP by October 13 to info@bcchamber.com. Additional sponsorships are available. Please contact us at (724) 775-3944 for more information.

 

October 24CREW Pittsburgh Lunch Program
Join CREW Pittsburgh for its lunch program on “Stages of Financing a Commercial Real Estate Deal” featuring a distinguished panel of guests: Autumn Harris, director of finance at the Century Group; Rebecca Davidson-Wagner, manager at the Urban Redevelopment Authority; Debra S. Flinner, senior vice president of TriState Capital Bank; and Claudia A. Steeb, managing director of HFF. The panel will be moderated by Dan P. Puntil, senior vice president of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. Held at the Rivers Club from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; cost to attend is $45 for members, $75 for non-members.

 

October 24-252017 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference
The sixth annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference promotes investment in new companies that can provide solutions to energy, environmental and economic development challenges such as creating new jobs and more competitive industries. Innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, energy and manufacturing companies should attend. Held at the Hiton Garden Inn – Southpointe, cost to attend is $350 for a general attendee and $250 for academic, non-profit and government professionals. $100 off the original price if you register by October 3.

 

November 1Advanced Technology and the Future of Manufacturing Conference
Successful manufacturers in today’s era of Industry 4.0 are taking a forward-thinking approach to adapt with technology in order to become more profitable and competitive. Join Catalyst Connection at their Advanced Technology and the Future of Manufacturing Conference. Regional manufacturers, subject matter experts and service providers will share their insights and lessons learned about how they successfully adopted new technology to advance their companies. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; cost to attend is $99. After October 2nd, cost to attend is $150.

 

November 1Pittsburgh Area Airport Chamber Breakfast Briefing
Join the Pittsburgh Area Airport Chamber of Commerce for a breakfast briefing featuring Dr. Christopher Howard, the 8th President of Robert Morris University. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Airport from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.; cost to attend is $35 for members, $55 for non-members.

 

November 3Prevention & Protection: Cyber Security for Small Businesses
Presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s Small Business Development Center. Join experts from the FBI, Comcast Business and Huntington Bank as they touch upon the importance of cyber security and the resources available to small businesses. Held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Mervis Hall from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.; this program is offered at no cost. For more information, visit entrepreneur.pitt.edu or call (412) 648-1542.

 

November 14Breakfast Briefing: “Allegheny County’s next Boom Town”
Presented by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Attend a discussion with an esteemed panel of Pittsburgh’s leading executives as they speak about how the new Southern Beltway will connect the Pittsburgh International Airport to I-79 and create the new Technology Triangle. Panelists include State Representative Jason Ortitay, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, CEO Pittsburgh International Airport/Allegheny County Airport Authority Christina Cassotis, Senior Managing Director Integra Realty Resources Paul Griffith, President Burns Scalo Development Jim Scalo and South Fayette Township Commissioner Gwen Rodi.

 

November 29Tri-State Shale Summit
Mark your calendars for this year’s Tri-State Shale Summit, located in the beautiful Stark State College Downtown Campus on November 29, 2017. Our regional updates include focused sessions on: Transportation & Infrastructure, Marketing in the Region, Research & Innovation, Commercialization and Workforce Development.