INVEST IN THE REGION OF THE FUTURE

We are investing in the future by positioning the region for public-private infrastructure and community investment to accelerate economic growth and equity in our region.

ADVOCATED FOR ROBUST
INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

 

We organized a unified regional approach, One Region. One Voice., to secure passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and position southwestern Pennsylvania to compete for billions in federal investment in significant projects identified throughout the 10 counties.

With this funding, we can:

 

Leverage our abundant water resources

Improve and expand public transportation and strengthen our roads and bridges

Create the transportation systems of the future

Build out and connect innovation-intensive industry hubs

Build out broadband and 5G to improve access for every resident of the region

SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE EDA’S BUILD BACK BETTER REGIONAL CHALLENGE

Working with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, we formed the Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative to advance a once-in-a-generation opportunity for our region presented by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge.

OUR PROPOSAL’S FOCUS

Job creation and transformational economic opportunity for all across every part of our southwestern Pennsylvania footprint through growth of our robotics and artificial intelligence industry cluster.

POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

12,000 jobs and $335 million in direct regional GDP, with more than half of the economic benefit going to counties that neighbor Allegheny County.

BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 60

out of 529 proposals selected
to advance to Phase 2

1st

federal grant received in Conference history if selected in Phase 2

160+

partners working in coalition to seize this opportunity

Up to $100M

in the regional investment if selected for Phase 2

12,000

potential jobs

$335 million

potential GDP impact

STRENGTHENED PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Lead Partner in the Passage of H.B. 1621

We are accelerating 5G deployment statewide via greater permitting and process efficiency and streamlining.

Advocated for Passage of H.B. 952

We are creating a more robust tool to attract investment in data centers essential to the growing digital economy. 

Supported New Investment from the American Rescue Plan

We are securing $279M for PennDOT’s highways and bridges.

Advocated to Cap State Police Spending at $668M

We are ensuring critical funding is available for state infrastructure investment from the Motor License Fund.

PARTNERSHIP

CREATED TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT THROUGH THE STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP

We supported our communities in the Strengthening Communities Partnership by securing the funding they requested from the Commonwealth through the Neighborhood Partnership Program. Created in 2012, the partnership directs private investment into communities not sharing in the region’s success by leveraging the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) – a tax credit to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas. The program allows businesses to drive positive change while giving community organizations the resources they need. 

Communities

Neighborhoods

Counties

Residents served

ON THE HORIZON

 

 

Downtown Revitalization

We will continue to partner with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and key stakeholders to ensure the long-term vitality of the Pittsburgh region’s urban core.

Strategic Investment Fund

We are developing plans to recapitalize the Strategic Investment Fund to continue providing gap financing to assure transformative community development.

Power of 32 Site Development Fund

We are focusing on the deployment of the remaining $24M in loan funds towards underinvested communities. 

Our Other Goals

GROW OUR ECONOMY

We set our sights on securing transformational public and private investment in our digital and physical infrastructure, our communities and in the growth of our most promising sectors.

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UNLOCK OUR MARKET POTENTIAL

We’re establishing a pro-growth framework and removing policy barriers to business investment to achieve our goal of attracting $1 billion in capital investment and accelerating job creation.

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