2016 Annual Meeting


2016 Annual Meeting


Our Progress is Powered by Leadership


The Allegheny Conference and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance – work together to improve the economic future and quality of life of southwestern Pennsylvania. With rigorous engagement and participation from our more than 300 Regional Investors Council members and key stakeholders from across the region, our 2015-2017 agenda, Connecting People to Opportunity, focuses on three strategies and uses the model of “Leadership through Partnership” to move our region forward.



Here’s How We Powered Progress for Our Economy & Community Strategy in 2016



Here’s How We Powered Progress for Our Infrastructure Strategy in 2016


The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) is a public-private partnership of each of the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania and the City of Pittsburgh that was formed to imagine a new transportation future for our region.


We continue to work closely with the Allegheny County Airport Authority to improve air service. This regional partnership is yielding results.


Here's How We Powered Progress for Our Workforce Strategy in 2016

Identifying Challenges

The Allegheny Conference presented Inflection Point’s findings to regional stakeholders and through media outreach. Hundreds are pledging to help close the workforce gap.

Educators and companies are rising to the challenge in response to the report:

  • Actively engaging the Consortium for Public Education and The Pittsburgh Promise to connect with regional K-12 superintendents, principals, guidance counselors and classroom teachers to develop new career awareness tools for use in the classroom that build on the report findings

  • K-12 and post-secondary schools are re-evaluating programs to better align curriculum with high-demand occupations and employer-driven skill requirements

  • Regularly convening HR executives for feedback to better connect employers and educators for meaningful collaboration, creating ongoing partnerships

Here’s How We’re Bridging the Gap

Elevating Talent

Retaining Talent

  • The Conference hosted local college student tours of the Pittsburgh region to showcase southwestern Pennsylvania as a viable place to start a career

  • We provided key points about Pittsburgh as a place of opportunity to 15 of the region’s college presidents to deliver to incoming students at freshman convocations

Attracting Talent

  • ImaginePittsburgh.com continues to be enhanced as a career exploration portal

  • We’re targeting high-demand talent through digital advertising campaigns in key markets in the Northeast U.S.




We’re Advocating on Behalf of the Region

At the local, state and federal levels of government, we’re working to improve the economic future and quality of life in the Pittsburgh region.


The Allegheny Conference: How We Work

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development brings together public and private sector leaders. Through the support of the Regional Investors Council, we are improving the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

Research & Analysis

The Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh provides research and analysis to drive solutions for our region’s greatest challenges.


The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce advocates at the local, state and federal levels of government for improvements that enhance our region’s competitiveness.


The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance markets the benefits of the region to talent and to companies that are relocating or expanding.


Leadership through Partnership

“Leadership through partnership” epitomizes the Allegheny Conference both in our work and in our members. More than 300 Regional Investors Council members – C-level leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania – provide their time, energy and resources to improving the future of the region.
The Conference’s board of directors is comprised of leaders of some of the most widely recognized organizations in the country. And our Regional Investors Council members, many of whom participate on affiliate and program boards, actively play a role in shaping the Pittsburgh region.


This report on the Allegheny Conference’s 2016 progress is presented by