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Essential Pittsburgh
9:53 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Global Great Lakes Conference Attracts Immigrants to Pittsburgh

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A recent report by the Institute for Policy Innovation concludes that wages rise fastest in U.S. cities with the greatest influx of highly skilled immigrants. This could be one reason why a number of cities are looking to attract more immigrants to their municipalities.

Attracting and retaining immigrant populations will be the focus of the Global Great Lakes Conference taking place this week in Pittsburgh. Betty Cruz, Non-Profit and Faith Based manager for Mayor Peduto’s Office and Tom Buell, Director of marketing and Study Pittsburgh Initiative at Global Pittsburgh, provide an overview of this week’s conference.

Last year the Global Great Lakes conference took place in Detroit, one of the most active cities in the United States trying to attract immigrants. This year’s conference will be co-organized by Global Detroit, Vibrant Pittsburgh and GlobalPittsburgh. Buell has high hopes for how this conference may be a game changer for immigration reform and how immigration is received in Pittsburgh as a whole.

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:52 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

What Does Pittsburgh Have In Common with Providence, RI and Copenhagen?

An image of Providence, Rhode Island one of the smaller cities that Andy Cutler believes can help Pittsburgh and can be helped by Pittsburgh in the new Smaller Cities Unite program.
Credit Gary Brownell / Flickr

What can small cities learn from each other?

This was the question Andy Cutler answered when he created the Smaller Cities Unite program. Cutler is the driving force behind a movement to connect smaller cities throughout the world.

Thomas Buell, director of marketing at Global Pittsburgh, believes that Cutler’s program can also improve the sister city program that Pittsburgh has with several cities.

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