Report shows economic contributions of immigrants across Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald held a press conference Tuesday morning to release the findings of a report on the economic impact immigrants and Latinos have on Western Pennsylvania. 

“Advancing the Pittsburgh Region: A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants” was developed through a partnership between the city, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) and PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh-Allegheny Conference. 

“This report shows that immigrants advance the economy of the Pittsburgh Region,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of PNAE. “Immigrants work in Pittsburgh’s top industries like manufacturing, education, and health care; strengthen the local tax base; and start businesses that create jobs in Allegheny County and across the region.” 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

On the heels of this week’s announcement that fiscal-year-to-date revenues are ahead of estimate, the Commonwealth was the subject of more positive economic news Friday in that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January declined to 4.6 percent.

Friday, March 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Study gives Pennsylvania barely passing marks in economic performance and job growth

An annual pre-Labor Day report issued by the Keystone Research Center Thursday gave Pennsylvania poor marks in terms of economic performance and job growth.

The 2014 State of Working Pennsylvania looked at four areas—called “buckets” by the researchers—of the economy: job growth, joblessness (including unemployment and underemployment), wages, and income. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views