France en The Business of French Products <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, contributor&nbsp;Rebecca Harris&nbsp;looked at the connection French businesses and products have to our commercial sector.</span></p><p>France is the sixth largest foreign investor in the Pittsburgh region, with 27 French-owned companies that operate about 50 establishments in the area.</p><p>Here are some Pittsburgh businesses with a French connection: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:31:24 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 26066 at The Business of French Products Western Europe Finds Common Ground in Braddock, PA <p>Recently a French film crew came to Braddock, PA sensing that the fate of Braddock might well be the same for Western Europe.</p><p>What they discovered is: From George Washington to Andrew Carnegie, through the French and Indian War, to the collapse of the steel industry, these few acres along the Monongahela River have always been a battleground.</p><p>The film <em><a href="">Braddock America</a></em> – which played at the Cannes Film Festival and the Three Rivers Film Festival– lets the people of Braddock tell their stories, as they weave together the past, the present, and the future.</p><p>Co-directors <strong>Gabriella Kessler</strong> and<strong> <strong>Jean-Loïc Portron</strong></strong> have different backgrounds and experiences but they found common ground in Braddock.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:15:18 +0000 Heather McClain 20151 at Western Europe Finds Common Ground in Braddock, PA French Leaders Connect with PA Counterparts This Week in Pittsburgh <p>More than 40 business, university and economic development leaders from France are in Pittsburgh this week to rendezvous with their Pennsylvania counterparts.</p><p>The high-level delegation is led by Jean-Jack Queyranne, the president of the Rhone-Alpes region in France. That’s equivalent to an American governor. The trip is a follow up to Gov. Tom Corbett’s business development mission to France in March 2012.</p><p>Queyranne said his region and Pennsylvania have a special relationship.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:24:51 +0000 Kevin Gavin 13295 at The French Connection: What France is Learning From Pittsburgh's Economy <p></p><p>“The keys of success are innovation and entrepreneurship.” <strong>François Delattre</strong>, French ambassador to the United States, discusses what he’s learned from Pittsburgh when it comes to reinvention after industrial decline and new opportunities for a Franco-American partnership. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 6975 at The French Connection: What France is Learning From Pittsburgh's Economy