Allegheny Conference on Community Development http://wesa.fm en Allegheny Conference on Community Development Welcomes New Chair http://wesa.fm/post/allegheny-conference-community-development-welcomes-new-chair <p>The Allegheny Conference on Community Development welcomed their new chair at the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday evening.</p><p>Morgan K. O’Brien, CEO of Peoples Natural Gas, chair of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and current vice chair of the conference, will take over as chair on Jan. 1, 2014.</p><p>O’Brien said he looks forward to continuing the mission of the conference to improve the quality of life in the greater Pittsburgh region.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:20:05 +0000 Liz Reid 19431 at http://wesa.fm Mosaic Mural to Depict Pittsburgh as a Green City http://wesa.fm/post/mosaic-mural-depict-pittsburgh-green-city <p>The EQT Three Rivers Regatta is famous for its powerboat races, concerts and fireworks, but this year, the largest collaborative mosaic flash mural ever will make an appearance.</p><p>“Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural project” (MLK Mural) and ImaginePittsburgh.com have teamed up to create the EnviroMural.</p><p>“It’s unlike any we have ever done at MLK Mural Project and unlike any we’ve seen around the country or around the world," said executive artist Kyle Holbrook. "The reason is it involves 2,400 participants, this is families, people of all ages, kids to seniors.”</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:24:13 +0000 Jessica Nath 12386 at http://wesa.fm 'Imagine Pittsburgh' Offers Employment Opportunities http://wesa.fm/post/imagine-pittsburgh-offers-employment-opportunities <p>The Allegheny County Conference on Community Development launched a new website today in an effort to fill 30,000 jobs available in Pittsburgh.</p><p>The announcement was made inside PNC Park — capacity 38,362 — about one seat for every available job.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:38:38 +0000 Michael Lynch 11217 at http://wesa.fm Five Southwestern PA Communities Part of New Revitalization Partnership http://wesa.fm/post/five-southwestern-pa-communities-part-new-revitalization-partnership <p>The Allegheny Conference on Community Development has announced the new Strengthening Communities Partnership, an endeavor aimed at spurring private investment in five communities that are already working to revitalize.</p><p>“What it enables is for a corporation to provide a significant donation, up to $500,000 annually, and in return for a six-year commitment at that level, they can receive an 80 percent state tax credit and an additional federal benefit,” said Taris Vrcek, executive director of McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation (CDC).</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:24:01 +0000 Deanna Garcia 10916 at http://wesa.fm Community Groups Partner to Fill Emerging Job Market http://wesa.fm/post/community-groups-partner-fill-emerging-job-market <p>The Allegheny Conference on Community Development (ACCD) will analyze industry needs to create education programs in growing job sectors with the help of $390,000 from the Alcoa Foundation.</p><p>Laura Fisher, ACCD Senior Vice President of Special Projects, said they plan to first attract talent to the region in order to fill positions in advanced fields. From there they plan to work with colleges and companies to build a curriculum that meets the energy industry’s needs.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:43:13 +0000 Tim Camerato 7878 at http://wesa.fm Report: Pittsburgh Region Sustained Five Consecutive Years of Economic Growth http://wesa.fm/post/report-pittsburgh-region-fully-recovered-2008-recession <p>The Pittsburgh region was one of three U.S. metro areas to be deemed fully recovered from the 2008 recession by the Brookings Institution in late 2012.</p><p>A report released Tuesday shows the region has sustained five years of economic growth, including 2012, which was a benchmark year for employment. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:02:09 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7186 at http://wesa.fm Report: Pittsburgh Region Sustained Five Consecutive Years of Economic Growth