What’s all the buzz about!? The most livable city or the best new travel destination. Understand why the Pittsburgh region is so deserving of its remarkable rise on the national scene.… Read More >
A conversation on Pittsburgh’s business scene several decades ago would inevitably turn to one topic: steel production. Around the middle of the 20th century, Pittsburgh contributed nearly half of the nation’s steel output. Steel defined its economy and workforce—at least for a while. Then, during the ’70s and ’80s, steel production dwindled, beset by foreign competition, … Read More >
The Steel City’s rebirth as a center of technology and tech-driven manufacturing might still shock those who picture the city as another casualty of deindustrialization. But the fact is, the region’s success in the tech economy has been decades in the making, and strategies continue to expand opportunities now and in the future.
When Google set … Read More >
How do you measure the health of a region? Vital signs like a strong job market, safety, and affordability all come to mind. But there’s another key question: how well does the region move? Transportation is the engine that drives economic development and vibrant communities. While Pittsburgh is exploring innovations to improve traffic flow on … Read More >
Greater Pittsburgh’s Four Seasons
There is something both comforting and disquieting in the changing of the seasons. The very certainty of this natural progression — winter to spring, spring to summer, summer to autumn and autumn back to winter again — provides Southwestern Pennsylvanians with a framework for our lives.
We change — our expectations, our … Read More >
Jennifer Van Dam
Digital & Community Engagement Manager
“I can afford to live in a great, walkable neighborhood, and there’s always something new happening.”
As the digital & community engagement manager for Innovation Works, one of the leading national seed-stage investors. Jenn Van Dam is on the cutting edge of entrepreneurship and innovation in southwestern Pennsylvania. Innovation … Read More >
Anyone who has ever moved knows that it’s no small feat. Your days are filled with finding a new home, arranging financing, investigating school districts and finally packing up your belongings in anticipation of the big moving day.
But don’t forget! The personal belongings in your home aren’t the only things you need to move. Your … Read More >