Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 Launch Conference to highlight a blossoming economy

Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 Launch Conference to highlight a blossoming economy

2022-01-14T15:44:12+00:00January 14th, 2022|Economy, Pittsburgh|

Writer: Joey Garrand

4 min read January 2022 — Pittsburgh has once again become a powerhouse of an economy, embracing and leading the technological revolution on virtually all fronts. The near-term horizon and the region’s strategies to ensure success will be the focal point of the official Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 Launch Conference on Thursday, Feb. 10, hosted by media platform Capital Analytics.

The event, via Zoom webinar and starting at 11 a.m., will feature a keynote speech by Ed Gainey, mayor of the city of Pittsburgh, while prominent business leaders will drive three robust panel discussions.

“Over the course of decades, Pittsburgh has once again proven itself and regained its status as an attractive destination for business. Pittsburgh’s story of rejuvenation is why it has been chosen for globally significant events such as the G20 and G7. We’re eager to assist in its growth through our in-depth business intelligence report, which is unparalleled in the market and will provide a new level of research and information to prospective investors,” said Capital Analytics President and CEO Abby Melone, who will also present the conference’s opening speech.

Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 provides a comprehensive view of the region’s economic potential and the challenges accompanying that potential from the perspective of approximately 200 local leaders and elected officials.

This year’s report focuses on the region’s key industries, including healthcare, finance, energy, technology, manufacturing and tourism, while considering the impact of and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, Pittsburgh has enjoyed continuous growth and economic expansion. With a solid foundation, the region is poised to emerge even stronger in a post-COVID-19 landscape. 

The 2022 edition also includes special focus chapters on Fayette, Westmoreland and Butler counties. These outskirting counties are poised for significant growth as companies look for space and quality of life in less densely populated areas. Each county offers unique business and quality of life assets, and companies are increasingly choosing these areas for expansion and relocation.

The first panel of the conference, “Innovation in Education: How education will continue to evolve in an uncertain environment,” will explore the dynamics of today’s education landscape and what they mean for the region. Presenting the panel will be President of Pittsburgh Technical College Alicia Harvey-Smith. Moderating the panel will be President of Carlow University Kathy Humphrey with panelists including President of Slippery Rock University William Behre, President of Seton Hill University Mary Finger, President of Clarion University of Pennsylvania Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson and Chancellor of Penn State Greater Allegheny Jacqueline Edmondson.

The second panel, “Going Green: Pittsburgh’s next steps as a national leader in sustainability,” will look at the direction of today’s exciting energy and infrastructure landscape and what the future may bring. Moderated by Managing Principal of the Pittsburgh studio for Perkins Eastman Jeff Young, the panelists include Vice President of Sales and Marketing at WGL Energy Clint Zediak, Director of Energy for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Matthew Pitzarella and President of Volpatt Construction Raymond Volpatt.

The final panel, “Financial Forecast: What the future holds for Pittsburgh’s financial sector,” will dissect unprecedented financial markets and what to anticipate moving forward. Presenting the panel will be President and CEO of First Commonwealth Bank Mike Price. Moderating the panel will be Market Executive for Middle Market Banking in Western Pennsylvania at JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking Lisa Haley Huff with panelists including Chief Investment Officer for Fragasso Financial Advisors Michael Godwin, Senior Vice President of Economic and Equity Analysis at WesBanco Scott Love and President and CEO of Coghill Investment Strategies LLC Carrie Coghill.

More than 500 Greater Pittsburgh business leaders are expected to attend the digital conference. Click here to register.

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About Capital Analytics & Invest: Pittsburgh 2022

Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest: Insights.

Invest: Pittsburgh 2022 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Pittsburgh’s economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Pittsburgh is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on the Greater Pittsburgh region to local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote Pittsburgh as a place to invest and do business.

The book conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the region, including technology, healthcare, education, banking and finance, real estate, construction, utilities and infrastructure, transportation, legal and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.

For more information, contact:
Max Crampton-Thomas
Regional Editor
305-523-9708 Ext: 233