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Spotlight On: Scott Dunn, Commissioner, Fayette County

2 min read November 2022 — Invest: spoke with Fayette County Commissioner Scott Dunn about his take on industry growth, what makes the area special...
Pittsburgh leaders to share key insights at upcoming leadership conference
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Spotlight On: Theodore Bovard, Founding Partner & CEO, Fort Pitt Capital Group
2 min read November 2022 — Invest: spoke with Theodore Bovard, founding partner & CEO of Fort Pitt Capital Group,...
‘Don’t try to time the market; strategize each mile’
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read November 2022 — Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve took further action to combat...
Spotlight On: James Caliendo, President & CEO, PWCampbell
2 min read November 2022 — PWCampbell is a fourth generation, full-range professional design-build, branding, and technology services organization, concentrating...
Spotlight On: Tuesday Stanley, President, Westmoreland County Community College
2 min read November 2022 — Westmoreland County Community College (Westmoreland), located in Youngwood, Pa., serves the residents of Westmoreland,...
Addressing disparities within higher education
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read November 2022— Low-income and minority students currently face systemic barriers to higher education access...
Spotlight On: Donald Smith, President, Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC)
2 min read November 2022 —In an interview with Invest:, Donald Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC),...
Spotlight On: Sean Kertes, Commissioner Chair, Westmoreland County
2 min read October 2022 — Westmoreland county is the second-most populous county in the Greater Pittsburgh region. In an...
How Greater Pittsburgh’s energy sector is growing in a cleaner way
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read October 2022 — Over the past two decades, the Pittsburgh region has seen a...
Spotlight On: Robert Fragasso, Chairman & CEO, Fragasso Financial Advisors, Inc.
2 min read October 2022 — The recent stock market downturn has become a new opportunity for investors to reassess...
Spotlight On: Jeff Kotula, President, Washington County Chamber of Commerce
2 min read October 2022 — Jeff Kotula, president of Washington County Chamber of Commerce, talked with Invest: about what...
Greater Pittsburgh continues to find ways in which to diversify its economy
Writer: Eleana Terán  2 min read October 2022—The Steel City continues to prove its distinct ability to reinvent itself and...
Spotlight On: Quintin Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County
2 min read October 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Quintin Bullock, president of the Community College of Allegheny...
Spotlight On: Jaime Tuite, Shareholder, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
4 min read September 2022 — Invest: spoke with Jaime Tuite, shareholder at law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC...
Apprenticeships, education and diversity key to scaling Pittsburgh’s building trades
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read Septemeber 2022 — As the labor shortage continues to affect most industries across the...
Spotlight On: Philip Wilkinson, Principal, AE7
2 min read September 2022 — A recession is not going to be all bad for the construction industry. Philip...
Spotlight On: Michael Syme, Pittsburgh Office Managing Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
2 min read September 2022 — Michael Syme, office managing partner for Fox Rothschild in Pittsburgh, has seen the firm...
Growth and excitement underpin Southwest PA counties
Writer: Eleana Terán 4 min read September 2022 — County leaders in the Greater Pittsburgh region are confident in their...
Spotlight On: Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council
2 min read September 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Audrey Russo, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Technology...
Spotlight On: Michael Cherepko, Mayor, City of McKeesport
3 min read August 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Mayor of McKeesport Michael Cherepko talked about the city’s...
Spotlight On: Dan DeBone, President & CEO, Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce
5 min read August 2022 — Westmoreland’s appetite for growth is as large as its determination to work together across...
Invest: Pittsburgh 2022-2023 to highlight Pittsburgh’s economic success
Writer: Lincoln Warstler 2 min read August 2022 — Research for Invest: Pittsburgh’s second edition has officially begun. After an...
Pittsburgh International Airport is among world’s most innovative airports
Writer: Lincoln Warstler 2 min read July 2022 — Four million honeybees, air taxis and a first-of-its-kind microgrid are just...
2022-23 PA budget depicts state’s economic recovery for coming years
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read July 2022 — Pennsylvania’s recently signed 2022-23 state budget depicts the state’s slow but...
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Pittsburgh metro ranks No. 1 for first-time homebuyers
Writer: Joey Garrand   2 min read June 2022 — Amid a nationwide unfavorable market for homebuyers, Pittsburgh shines as...
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Developing workforce-ready students for today’s economy
President of Carlow University Kathy Humphrey has been in higher education for more than 35 years. With Invest:Insights, Humphrey discusses...
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Ensuring new generations are set for success in tomorrow’s economy
An ever-evolving economy requires an ever-evolving strategy to keep up with market needs. With Invest:Insights, Commissioner of Washington County Diana...
5 reasons Pittsburgh is a great place to live and do business
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read June 2022 — The Steel City may still hold onto its famed moniker, but...
Nick Neupauer
Developing market-driven programs in an ever-evolving job market
Keeping abreast of market needs is becoming more and more complex for institutions of higher education as the economy becomes...
Scott Dunn
Catering to a 21st century economy and facilitating economic growth
Meeting the needs of a constantly evolving 21st century economy is top of mind for public leadership. With Invest:Insights, Commissioner...
Tony Rocco
Pushing the needle forward in banking
Keeping up with competition is no easy feat in today’s banking landscape. With Invest:Insights, President of the Western Pennsylvania (WPA)...
Sean Kertes
Finding creative ways to boost economic growth and improve quality of life
Economic growth is top of mind for Commissioner Chair of Westmoreland County Sean Kertes. With Invest:Insights, Kertes discussed innovative ways...
manufacturing sector
Pittsburgh is at the forefront of a new era for additive manufacturing
Writer:  Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read May 2022 — Pittsburgh is in a prime position to lead the changing landscape...
Father Paul Taylor
Redefining success for higher ed and students
Adaptability is key to the future success of both higher education institutions and their students. With Invest:Insights, President of Saint...
Jacqueline Edmondson
Matching curriculum to market needs
As talent needs evolve universities must evolve their offerings accordingly, and keeping pace requires a high degree of creativity. With...
Steven Knapp
Reaching new audiences and expanding reach
For the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the pandemic provided an opportunity to fast-track innovations. With Invest:Insights, President and CEO Steven...
Fayette county
This county is going all-in on quality of life
Writer:  Joey Garrand 2 min read May 2022 — With the help of Blue Zones Project, Fayette County, PA is...
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Nonprofits are innovating and striving for greater impact
Given the past couple years of accelerated innovation and highlighted community needs, nonprofits in Pittsburgh are exploring new avenues to...
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Supporting county growth and tackling challenges
https://youtu.be/zi20GO51XKA With an abundance of capital in the financial system, local governments are identifying the best ways to allocate that...
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The key to digital transformation is strategy, not tech
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read March 2022— The prevailing perception is that technology is the key to a successful...
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Pittsburgh Penguins: Championing the advancement of social equity
Writer:  Joey Garrand 2 min read April 2022 — In efforts to rejuvenate Pittsburgh’s marginalized communities, the Pittsburgh Penguins are among...
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Pittsburgh tackling supply chain woes
https://youtu.be/aVgPR2rUO74   The supply chain has been top of mind for business leaders worldwide throughout the past few years. With...
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Pittsburgh’s greatest contributions to the space industry are yet to come
Writer:  Joey Garrand 2 min read April 2022 — From the Wright Brothers to the first moon landing, Pittsburgh has...
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What higher education can learn from community colleges
Writer: Joshua Andino 5 min read March 2022 — Higher education, beset by a number of challenges, is undergoing a...
Accommodating southwestern Pennsylvania’s explosive manufacturing growth
Writer: Elizabeth Palmer 2 min read March 2022 — With an economy that continues to reinvent itself, Pittsburgh has been...
‘Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog:’ financial pros see strong future for Pittsburgh
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Invest: Pittsburgh showcases exceptional growth for 2022
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read February  2022—  Although the pandemic had a significant impact on the local economy, business...
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Pittsburgh is sitting on the cusp of significant opportunity
Writer: Joey Garrand  4 min read January 2022 — Pittsburgh is reclaiming its identity as a heavy-hitter in the global...
Carlow University
Spotlight On: Kathy Humphrey, President, Carlow University
2 min read January 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Kathy Humphrey, president of Carlow University, talked about the...
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Gainey focusing on safety, making Pittsburgh attractive for business
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read January 2022 — Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor, said he is determined to...
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Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 Launch Conference to highlight a blossoming economy
Writer: Joey Garrand 4 min read January 2022 — Pittsburgh has once again become a powerhouse of an economy, embracing...
Pittsburgh tourism
A blossoming destination for tourism, arts and culture
Writer: Sara Warden 2 min read January 2022 — From its four Carnegie Museums and the Senator John Heinz History...
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Spotlight On: Alicia Harvey-Smith, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technical College
4 min read January 2022  — "Pittsburgh Technical College is critical to the region and is helping to rebuild the...
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation
Spotlight On: Michael Annichine, CEO, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation
2 min read December 2021 —  Michael Annichine, CEO of Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation, believes that problems for people...
Pittsburgh infrastructure
Pittsburgh is on the verge of a major infrastructure facelift
Writer: Caty Hirst 2 min read December 2021 — Pittsburgh — one of the oldest cities in the nation —...
Spotlight On: Tony Rocco, President – WPA Market, WesBanco Bank, Inc.
2 min read December 2021 — “Our goal is to deliver an exceptional banking experience,” said Tony Rocco, President of...
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Spotlight On: Raymond Volpatt, President, Volpatt Construction
2 min read December 2021 — Volpatt Construction is one of Western Pennsylvania’s leading general contracting and construction management firms....
Fragasso Financial Advisors, Inc., Robert Fragasso
Spotlight On: Robert Fragasso, Chairman & CEO, Fragasso Financial Advisors, Inc.
2 min read November 2021 — Fragasso Financial Advisors is an investment management and financial planning firm headquartered in Pittsburgh....
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A glimpse at the future of higher ed
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read November 2021 — Emerging from the pandemic, higher education institutions find themselves in one...
Spotlight On: Quintin Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County
2 min read November 2021 — Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at the Community College of Allegheny County...
Toni Murphy Comcast
Spotlight On: Toni Murphy, Senior Vice President – Keystone Region, Comcast
2 min read November 2021 — Comcast is a renowned global media and technology company and is one of the...
Scott Morgan, President, Brunner
Spotlight On: Scott Morgan, President, Brunner
2 min read November 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Scott Morgan, president of marketing services agency Brunner, talked...
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Spotlight On: Jeffrey Ackerman, Managing Director, CBRE
2 min read October 2021 — CBRE is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate services companies. In an...
Allegheny County
Allegheny County isn’t the only one in the spotlight
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read October 2021 — Although Allegheny County is the powerhouse of the Southwest PA region,...
Alan Cuteri, Founding Principal, Strada
Spotlight On: Alan Cuteri, Founding Principal, Strada
2 min read October 2021 —  Strada is a cross-disciplinary design firm that collaborates to create places that people truly...
Nick Neupauer
Spotlight On: Nick Neupauer, President, Butler County Community College
2 min read October 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Butler County Community College President Nick Neupauer talked about...
Father Paul Taylor Saint Vincent College
Spotlight On: Father Paul Taylor, President, Saint Vincent College
2 min read October 2021 — Saint Vincent College is the nation's first Benedictine college, serving as a highly respected...
Fall into autumn with these 5 adventures from Philly to Pittsburgh
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read October 2021— The pumpkins are out, the leaves are changing color and hot summer...
Rory Ritrievi, President & CEO, Mid Penn Bank
Spotlight On: Rory Ritrievi, President & CEO, Mid Penn Bank
2 min read October 2021 — Since 1868, Mid Penn Bank has survived in the Pennsylvania community by providing comprehensive...
Pittsburgh: A hub for innovation
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read September 2021 — Pittsburgh has become a globally recognized hub on the cutting edge...
Allegheny Health Network
Spotlight On: Cynthia Hundorfean, President & CEO, Allegheny Health Network
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Allegheny Health Network President and CEO...
Jan Brimmeier
Spotlight On: Jan Brimmeier, President & Owner, Architectural Innovations, LLC
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — Founded in 2004, Architectural Innovations is a Women Business Enterprise (WBE)...
Indiana University of Pennsylvania President
Spotlight On: Michael Driscoll, President, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Michael Driscoll, president of Indiana University...
Pittsburgh leaders share their excitement for a return to normalcy this Labor Day weekend and beyond
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read September 2021 — In-person events and festivities are nearing a full swing for Labor...
Spotlight On: Leon Hoffman, Office Managing Partner – Pittsburgh, EY
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2021 — “The people of Pittsburgh have a lot of character and we...
Spotlight On: Mark Hilliard, President, Indiana County Chamber
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Indiana County has been attracting major attention from businesses looking to...
Workforce shortage a real threat toward full economic recovery
Writer:  Joey Garrand 2 min read August 2021 — Amid what has been a relatively successful economic recovery from last...
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Spotlight On: Lynda Pozzuto, Executive Director, Alle Kiski Strong Chamber
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2021 — Lynda Pozzuto of the Alle Kiski Strong Chamber spoke to Invest:...
Pittsburgh universities leading the charge towards a greener world
Writer:  Joey Garrand 3 min read August 2021 — With one in six deaths annually being attributed to disease-causing pollution,...
Pittsburgh on the cusp of regaining international prominence
Writer:  Joey Garrand 3 min read July 2021 — Pittsburgh’s transformation over the past decades has been dramatic, transforming into...
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Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 to shine a light on the region’s bright future
Writer:  Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2021 — After successful ventures analyzing the dynamic, distinctive economies in Philadelphia and...

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