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A Week to Recognize, Celebrate Life Sciences in Pittsburgh

by on April 16, 2018

Today kick-offs Life Sciences Week 2018 in Pittsburgh – a week-long series of events designed to draw attention to one of southwestern Pennsylvania’s key sectors that’s a real lifesaver. Usually paired with healthcare when we talk about our regional economy (since the two are complementary, yet unique), life sciences puts Pittsburgh on the global stage […]


Pittsburgh’s “Pushing Boundaries” Per PRA’s Suzi Pegg in London (U.K.) Business Matters Article

by on November 14, 2016

Suzi Pegg, the PRA’s global marketing maven has recently returned to Pittsburgh from a marketing trip to Germany and London to raise awareness of the opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Pittsburgh region.  In advance of her trip, Pegg wrote an article for London Business Matters, the publication of the London Chamber of […]


URA of Pittsburgh’s Tom Link on Growing Investment & the Economy in Pittsburgh; Part of a Bi-Weekly, 10-Part Series

by on May 11, 2016

Part 7 of a Bi-Weekly, 10-Part Series Note:  The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) invited each of its economic development partners from the 10-county region to tell us about what is top of mind for them when it comes to marketing their counties – and the Pittsburgh region – for business investment.  We provided 10 questions […]


(WATCH) What Canadians See in Pittsburgh and Vice Versa: Introducing “Take 1: A Pittsburgh Region Minute”

by on March 2, 2016

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) Vice President of Global Marketing Suzi Pegg recently sat down with the outgoing Canadian Consul General John Prato when he visited Pittsburgh for one of his last trips in this role.  The two talked about the Pittsburgh-Canada connection and what these two North American neighbors see in each other. The conversation, […]


Keep Manhattan … New BNY Mellon Pennsylvania Chairman is Revved for Pittsburgh Relocation

by on February 11, 2015

When BNY Mellon’s Vince Sands officially steps down as top executive for the institution in Pennsylvania, his replacement Ian Stewart will migrate from Manhattan in March – taking up residence in downtown, close to the financial institution’s corporate address on Grant St.  Stewart is excited about what’s in store for him in Pittsburgh, professionally  and […]


Outgoing C2ER Board Chair Jim Futrell is Pittsburgh Proud; ‘Burgh’s C2ER Conference Left Lasting Impression on Delegates

by on June 24, 2014

As outgoing chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) – the professional association for community and economic research professionals like me – it was a special honor to welcome my industry peers to Pittsburgh for the 2014 C2ER Annual Conference & LMI Institute Annual Forum, “Pittsburgh: Discover the […]


PNC Brings Italy’s Permastellisa to Pittsburgh; Mobile Factory is Assembling Glass “Skin” for The Tower at PNC Plaza

by on March 7, 2014

  PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a leading champion of green building in the Pittsburgh region.  Since 2000 when the Pittsburgh-based company opened its first green building in Pittsburgh (PNC Firstside Center), PNC has continued to invest in buildings that aesthetically and efficiently reduce the impact of the built environment on the natural environment.  […]


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 […]