Commentary

2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

2022

11.15.2022
Statement from Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, on Governor Wolf’s Ceremonial Signing of the Corporate Net Income Tax Reduction Bill

11.14.2022
Statement from Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, on Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s Proposed 2023 Budget

11.8.2022
Statement from Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, on the Election of Pennsylvania’s Next Governor

10.27.2022
Joint Statement by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, and Darrin Kelly, President, Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO on the recent passage of House Bill 1059, the Pennsylvania Economic Development for Growing Economy (PA EDGE) tax credits
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

07.08.2022
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Statement on the passage of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual appropriations bill
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

07.07.2022
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Statement on the Reduction of Pennsylvania’s Corporate Net Income Tax
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

06.22.22
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber and 13 other Great Lakes Region chambers urge D.C. lawmakers to support innovation
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

06.22.22
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Statement on HB 2398
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

04.13.2022
Attracting Innovative Companies Requires Meaningful Tax Reform
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

02.08.2022
Partnership of Three PA Chambers Applauds Call to Reduce State’s Corporate Net Income Tax (CNI)
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

01.28.2022
Matt Smith: Pittsburgh region ready for supply chain investment
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

01.19.2022
Infrastructure Funding for Pittsburgh Region
Mary Ann Bucci, Executive Director of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

2021

11.06.2021
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Statement on Infrastructure Bill Passage
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

11.03.2021
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Statement about Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Ed Gainey
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

10.07.2021
Beer’s Viewpoint: Uncompetitive tax policy is holding us back
Jenn Beer, Vice President, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

09.27.2021
Matt Smith: Pittsburgh region a national model for future-focused infrastructure
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

05.12.2021
PA Chamber, Greater Philadelphia Chamber and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Call for Transparent and Consistent Application of Pennsylvania Election Law
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

04.20.2021
Statement from Allegheny Conference CEO Stefani Pashman on the Guilty Verdict in the Murder of George Floyd
Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny Conference

04.20.2021
Letter to the editor: Pittsburgh is at the center of infrastructure, innovation
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

03.31.2021
Statement on Biden Infrastructure Announcement – Greater Pittsburgh Chamber
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

03.26.2021
Letter to the editor: Immigration reform will rebuild our economy
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

02.03.2021
Statement from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber on Governor Wolf’s Budget Address
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

01.07.2021
Statement on Washington, D.C. Events from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber President Matt Smith
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

2020

12.21.2020
Statement on the COVID-19 Relief Package by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

10.14.2020
The Key to Post-COVID-19 Regional Success is Federal Investment in Transportation and Infrastructure
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Darrin Kelly, President, Allegheny/Fayette Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

07.31.2020
Pashman’s Viewpoint: Accepting the new normal
Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

07.10.2020
Statement by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference Regarding Misguided ICE Policy Targeting International Students
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

07.10.2020
Pashman’s Viewpoint: Immigration important for region’s growth
Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

06.15.2020
Matt Smith and Darrin Kelly: Invest in transportation and infrastructure for Pittsburgh region’s post-covid-19 future
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Trib LIVE

05.21.2020
Allegheny Conference/Business Community Supports Lower Hill Development Plan
Stefani Pashman, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

03.27.2020

Statement from Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, on the House passage of the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Relief Bill

Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

03.20.2020

PA Chamber, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Issue Joint Statement on Governor’s COVID-19 Emergency Order to Close “Non-Life Sustaining” Businesses

Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; Gene Barr, President and CEO, PA Chamber of Business and Industry; and, Rob Wonderling, President and CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

02.04.2020
Statement from Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce in Response to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 2020-2021 Budget
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

01.29.2020
Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Corporate Tax Reform Written Testimony
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

2019

11.14.2019
Pashman’s Viewpoint: New assets are a win for Pittsburgh International Airport and the region’s economy
Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

09.29.2019
Increasing clean energy and creating jobs
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director, NAIOP
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

09.10.2019
Neglecting inland waterways would hurt US economy
Mary Ann Bucci, Executive Director, Port of Pittsburgh Commission and Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
The Hill

07.31.19
Statement by Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President Matt Smith Urging Action to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce 

05.02.19
House Democratic Policy Committee Joint Public Hearing with Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Clean Slate
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

04.29.19
Statement from Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman on HB 1074 to Restructure the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board
Stefani Pashman, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

04.25.19
Statement from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President Matt Smith Opposing Current Legislative Proposals Regarding Nuclear Power
Matt Smith, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

02.05.19
Statement from Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman in Response to Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal
Stefani Pashman, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

2018

09.23.18
Pennsylvania’s retro policy on driver’s license suspensions
Co-authored by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

05.11.18
Viewpoint: We must build the Pittsburgh region’s transportation future for all
Carly Dobbins-Bucklad, Senior Policy Analyst, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Business Times

04.20.18
Viewpoint: Improving Pennsylvania’s business competitiveness
Jenn Beer, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

03.05.18
Great Lakes Chambers of Commerce: Congressional leaders need to support transit funding
Marty McGann and Brandon Mendoza
The Hill

02.22.18
Viewpoint: Neighborhood assistance program is critical to community revitalization in the Pittsburgh region
Will Bernstein, Senior Policy Analyst, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Business Times

01.03.18
Brandon Mendoza’s viewpoint: Immigration is critical to the Pittsburgh region’s economic future
Brandon Mendoza, Government Affairs Manager, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

2017

09.29.17
Matt Smith: It’s time to talk about a ‘growth agenda’
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

06.17.17
Pension reform: Pa.’s historic achievement
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Tribune Review 

06.15.17
Matt Smith: Pension reform action a significant achievement for Pa.
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

06.14.17
New pension overhaul law is a win for Pa.: Dennis Yablonsky, Rob Wonderling and Gene Barr
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference
PENN LIVE

05.25.17
Vast research cuts would be ‘devastating’ to region
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

05.24.17
Improving infrastructure vital for region
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

01.26.17
Matt Smith: Much at stake for region in first 100 days
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

2016

Investing in our waterways. Bipartisan action will help our region prosper.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 2016)

Much at stake during lame-duck session
Pittsburgh Business Times (November 2016)

Fix the state pensions mess now
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2016)

Cost of inaction on pension reform on rise
Pittsburgh Business Times (October 2016)

If the Legislature does nothing else this fall, it must fix Pa.’s pensions mess
PennLive.com (September 2016)

Upping tax credit will raise community prospects
Pittsburgh Business Times (September 2016)

Unlock potential in communities by expanding NAP tax credits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 2016)

Pittsburgh’s message hits campaign trail
Pittsburgh Business Times (May 2016)

More H-1B visas, please
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 2016)

The federal government must enforce trade laws to stop steel dumping
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 2016)

2015

Bipartisanship putting us on FAST track
Pittsburgh Business Times (December 2015)

The Ex-Im Bank is a critical tool for our economy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2015)

Building a more interconnected region
Pittsburgh Business Times (September 2015)

NAP tax credit critical to communities
Pittsburgh Business Times (July 2015)

2014

Shore up our electric grid
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 2014)

Business tax cuts – the sure path to Pa. prosperity
PennLive.com (April 2014