PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) “As a Pittsburgh boy this feels really good. I told Mario [Longhi, U.S. Steel President and CEO], as we sat in the office, I will not be the Mayor that lost U.S. Steel. Not out of Pittsburgh. And all apologies to the Governor, it meant no where else in Allegheny County, nowhere in the state of Pennsylvania — U.S. Steel belongs in Pittsburgh, and it feels really, really good. And I know everyone around here feels the same way too.
Remarks by Mayor William Peduto At Announcement of New U.S. Steel Headquarters At Former Civic Arena Site
This weekend, in cities across the globe, a battle has begun–the Global Startup Battle–a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs competing to pitch their best ideas, form teams around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote), create a business model/code/design and make a final presentation. Categories include Developers, Designers and Non-technical. It all takes place over a 54-hour period.
Thrill Mill, Inc. is an incubator that provides funding, mentorship and office space for startups and and entrepreneurs that have creative ideas. Thrill Mill brings a creative and collaborative atmosphere to their nurturing of talent. They started as a non profit in 2012 to work with early-stage entrepreneurs; helping them to polish their ideas and then showcasing them at their Thrival Music and Innovation Festival.
Mayor William Peduto joined other officials today to announce historic agreements among the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hill District community and local government that will transform the entire neighborhood and provide tens of millions in financing for community improvements, jobs and housing.
Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable Wednesday with local startup firm leaders, and discuss ways the city can better support their businesses.
It will be the Mayor’s fourth and final roundtable this summer on innovative technology initiatives, following others on the Maker movement, clean technology and accelerators/co-working spaces.
PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 8, 2014) – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the outlook on Pittsburgh’s bond rating Thursday, following their first meeting with Mayor William Peduto and other administration officials.
Moody’s moved the city’s rating up from A1 (Stable Outlook) to A1 (Positive Outlook).
PITTSBURGH, PA (Aug. 6, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto will host a roundtable discussion today on efforts to make Pittsburgh a hub for accelerator groups and co-working spaces.
Pittsburgh and the surrounding region has a wealth of creative assets. The question is how do we best take advantage of this to rise to the next level and compete with other creative hot spots like Austin, Boston, or Portland? How do we encourage creative growth and innovation in our creative industries? The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, in association with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Echo Strategies, is holding the event “Connecting Pittsburgh Creatives” to connect people in design, communications, entertainment, fine art, data science, software and hardware, and creative industry support services to delve into these questions and explore the state and potential of creative industries in our region.
On Thursday, June 5, the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center will hold a job fair from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Last year, over 1,300 job seekers attended this event. This year there are 70 plus employers participating. They include banks, training programs, retail, healthcare, social services, food service, labor jobs, and more — many with immediate openings.
In his “The Revolt of the Cities” piece in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson explains how cities are “mapping the future of liberalism” by meeting the needs of their citizens that the federal government can’t. You may recall that after the last round of elections in November, President Obama invited a group of newly elected progressive mayors–including Pittsburgh’s own Bill Peduto–to the White House to discuss urban policy. Given the makeup of Congress, proposals such as universal Pre-K don’t stand much of a chance of passing on the federal level. And this is where our urban mayors have been stepping up to try to fill the gap. From education to living-wage ordinances to ensuring oversight of their police, mayors in America’s largest cities are promoting economic and social justice. The article places a heavy emphasis on the City of Pittsburgh and starts out by quoting Mayor Peduto.