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Looking for Pittsburgh economic development news? Check out our stories, which explore current and trending Pittsburgh business news, thought leadership from top executives, community innovation and more. Explore our archives or view by industry, including science and health care, technology and the southwestern Pennsylvania area.
If you’re unsure of where to start, we suggest starting with this thought-provoking piece on workplace inclusivity. Kelley Benson, the director of HR & Inclusion at Pittsburgh’s Innovation Works, shares what new companies can do to create and maintain a culture of inclusivity. Or, learn about how lunar logistics company Astrobotics began as a startup in Pittsburgh and evolved into a major NASA contractor.
An Innovation District in Pittsburgh?
Mike Madden, Pittsburgh Innovation District Director
June 1, 2022
An Investor’s View of Pittsburgh’s Investment Scene: “More Optimistic Than Ever”
Catherine V Mott,
BlueTree Capital Group; BTVC Fund I; BlueTree Venture Fund I; and BlueTree Allied Angels
May 11, 2022
Entrepreneurship: The Endless Cycle of Creation and Re-creation
Meredith Grelli, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; Co-Founder & Owner, Wigle Distillery and Threadbare Cider & Mead
February 2, 2022
OneValley: Growing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem “Takes a Community”
Tara Lookabaugh, Head of Pittsburgh Ecosystem
January 19, 2022
It’s Back to [Big] Business in Pittsburgh
Jerad Bachar, VisitPITTSBURGH President & CEO
December 1, 2021
Startup Ecosystem to Build on Strengths, Forge Effective Connections
Lynsie Campbell, Startup Czar/Business Investment Director, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
October 27, 2021
Emerging trends – accelerated in commercial real estate
Kim Ford (SIOR, LEED AP), CEO, Rise Pittsburgh
September 1, 2021
Embracing Change, Advancing Downtown
Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
August 4, 2021
Pittsburgh as a startup: what stage are we in?
Jim Jen, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director of Software and AlphaLab, Innovation Works
May 12, 2021
Pennsylvania’s Plan to Bring New Life to Former Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites
Denise Brinley, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Office of Energy
May 6, 2021