Tag Archives: Pittsburgh economy

Pittsburgh’s Story of a Reinvented Economy, Retold by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

by on February 26, 2014

From an industrial past and glory days as steelmaker to the world, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself – a transformation that includes capitalizing on knowledge and technology as key economic engines.  Pittsburgh’s great American comeback story continues to capture attention, most recently the attention of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Free Enterprise publication. The online, two-part […]


I Like Robots Too, But They’re Only Part of the Pittsburgh Story

by on February 6, 2014

Written by Jim Futrell, vice president of market research and analysis, Allegheny Conference on Community Development. I love the great press we’re getting this week from POLITCO magazine. The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh highlights a region “that has developed into one of the country’s most vibrant tech centers, a hotbed of innovation that can no […]


Remaking Cities Congress Re-visited: 25 Years Later and in Pittsburgh, Where it All Began

by on October 17, 2013

At the request of HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, renowned urbanists and thought leaders from North America and Europe convened in Pittsburgh  in 1988 to discuss the future of post-industrial cities in an inaugural  Remaking Cities Conference. Now, 25 years later, some of the same individuals and fresh ones are reconvening  Oct. 16 – 18, […]


In Honor of the Pirates: 21 Regional Home Runs

by on September 19, 2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates – enjoying their first winning season in 21 years – are once again making the region proud. But beyond the ball field triumphs, the region itself has a lot of which to be proud. Re-imagined and re-made, Pittsburgh might not be recognizable to the fans that flocked to Three Rivers Stadium in […]


Ireland and UK Bound: the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

by on September 13, 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) will soon be hopping a plane, crossing The Pond and painting the towns of Dublin, Manchester and London black and gold.  The Sept. 29 NFL International Series game at London’s Wembley Stadium – where the Steelers will play for the first time and against the Minnesota […]


Meet the “Power of Pittsburgh” – in part, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

by on September 4, 2013

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) staff and their colleagues from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development (of which the PRA is an affiliate) are pleased to introduce you to a brand-new communications vehicle:  the PRA Blog. If you’re reading this, chances are high that your eye is on the Pittsburgh region for a reason – […]