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2022

Pittsburgh’s autonomous industry could grow with changes to public policy, local leaders say
Pittsburgh Business Times (May 13, 2022)

A Reduction in PA’s Corporate Tax Has a Chance to Pass in 2022
BreakingGround (May/June 2022)

Pittsburgh tackling supply chain woes
Capital Analytics (April 14, 2022)

Allegheny County chief exec details changes in local economy
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 9, 2022)

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
WPXI’s Our Region’s Business (April 3, 2022)

Lamb Announces $77 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Emsworth Locks and Dams
Congressman Lamb’s Office (March 29, 2022)

Infrastructure Bonanza: Federal dollars promise a more connected, resilient and competitive future
Pittsburgh Today in association with Pittsburgh Quarterly (March 14, 2022)

Legislators should approve Pennsylvania corporate tax cut
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 6, 2022)

A bridge too far: Can all of Pennsylvania’s bridges be fixed?
Pittsburgh Business Times (February 24, 2022)

Waterway and Infrastructure Investments
WPXI’s Our Region’s Business (January 30, 2022)

Lamb Announces $857.7 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law To Complete Reconstruction Of Montgomery Lock And Dam
Congressman Lamb’s Office (January 19, 2022)

2021

Pittsburgh-area leaders join forces to make the most of Biden’s infrastructure bill
90.5 WESA (November 11, 2021)

Business leaders react to election win of Ed Gainey – Pittsburgh’s first African American mayor
Pittsburgh Business Times (November 3, 2021)

Kenneth J. Broadbent: Rebuilding: New jobs don’t have to be techy glamorous
Reference to the RIDC/Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Autonomy StudyPost-Gazette (October 23, 2021)

County looks past pandemic to cultivate tourism, recreation growth
Reference to First Friday Speakers’ seriesTheTimeOnline (October 14, 2021)

Westmoreland County taking slow approach to American Rescue Plan spending
Reference to First Friday Speakers’ seriesTribExtra (October 14, 2021)

Belding explains his vision for Greene County’s future
Reference to First Friday Speakers’ seriesObserver-Reporter (October 9, 2021)

Here’s why PA’s corporate net income tax rate could be reduced
Matt SmithPittsburgh Business Times (September 24, 2021)

New Study Finds Breakout Opportunity For Pittsburgh to Become Major Player Globally in Autonomy Sector
Matt SmithIndiana Gazette (September 8, 2021)

Report looks at how Pittsburgh could become major player in global autonomy development, but more work is neededMatt SmithPittsburgh Business Times (September 8, 2021)

Funding For Upper Ohio Project Included In Appropriations Bill
Matt SmithWeekly Waterways Journal (August 23, 2021)

Gov. Wolf signed a bill to accelerate 5G infrastructure construction in PA
Matt SmithTechnical.ly (July 2, 2021)

Recently passed bill could accelerate 5G deployment across Pittsburgh
Jenn BeerPittsburgh Business Times (June 28, 2021)

Restaurants and retail will all benefit from allowing cocktails-to-go | Opinion
Matt Smith and PA Chamber of Business and Industry, The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, PA Restaurant and Lodging Association, PA Food Merchants Association, National Federation of Independent Business, Distilled Spirits Council of the US and the PA Beer Alliance
PennLive (June 24, 2021)

Washington Co. exploring purchase of hotel to house work release prisoners
Matt Smith
Observer-Reporter (June 5, 2021)

Regional needs aired in Zoom conference call
Matt Smith
Indiana Gazette (June 5, 2021)

Osche conferences with nearby county leaders
Matt Smith
Butler Eagle (June 5, 2021)

‘The opportunity is here, but the threats are real’: Officials push for state support of Hazelwood Green to keep tech innovations in Pittsburgh
Matt Smith
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 4, 2021)

State manufacturing reps outline pro-industry path for PA legislators
Jenn Beer
Pennsylvania Business Report (May 27, 2021)

How Pittsburgh’s leaders are girding for the new math of competition in economic development
Matt Smith & Mark Thomas
Pittsburgh Business Times (May 7, 2021)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg promotes $2.3 trillion infrastructure package in Pittsburgh
Matt Smith
TribLive (May 6, 2021)

Local leaders react to governor’s lifting of Covid restrictions
Matt Smith
Pittsburgh Business Times (May 5, 2021)

What Pittsburgh-area leaders are saying about the Chauvin guilty verdict
Stefani Pashman, CEO, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 20, 2021)

Here’s what PennDOT, elected officials say the Pittsburgh region could do with federal infrastructure funding
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 9, 2021)

U.S. Rep. DeFazio, powerful infrastructure-panel chair, meets with Pittsburgh business leaders
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 6, 2021)

Pennsylvania drops teleworking mandate, now only ‘highly encourages’ it
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 1, 2021)

Allegheny Conference (Re: President Biden’s Visit to Region Today/Infrastructure Announcement)
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
KDKA News Radio (April 1, 2021)

Regional promoter: Dems, GOP should work together for infrastructure
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
The Indiana Gazette (April 1, 2021)

Biden unveils ‘once in a generation’ spending plan
Stefani Pashman, Chief Executive Officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
BBC News (March 31, 2021)

After Biden lays out blueprint, Congress faces a tough construction project with infrastructure bills
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 31, 2021)

Biden unveils $2T infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times (March 31, 2021)

Biden heads to Pittsburgh region to unveil major infrastructure plan
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
TRIB LIVE (March 31, 2021)

Letter to the editor: Immigration reform will rebuild our economy
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times (March 26, 2021)

Viewpoint: Proposed Corporate Tax Rate Will Hurt Region
Pittsburgh Business Times (February 22, 2021)

CompetePA Coalition: Raising taxes will hurt Pennsylvania’s competitive standing
TRIB LIVE (February 17, 2021)

Statement from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber on Governor Wolf’s Budget Address
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (February 3, 2021)

Matt Smith’s Viewpoint: Covid relief helps, but more should be done quickly
Pittsburgh Business Times (January 8, 2021)

Statement on Washington, D.C. Events from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber President Matt Smith
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (January 7, 2021)

2020

Congress approves $900B COVID-19 relief bill, government spending package
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 22, 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 (December 21, 2020)

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber Of Commerce Applauds Stimulus Deal
Yahoo! News (December 21, 2020)

Lawmakers face end-of-the-year economic cliff as COVID-19 relief bill remains elusive
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 13, 2020)

Wolf vetoes legislation that would have provided limited Covid liability
Pittsburgh Business Times (December 1, 2020)

Washington joins Pa. counties in assessments for clean energy program
Observer-Reporter (October 23, 2020)

Matt Smith: Liability safe harbor needed for safe, sustainable reopening
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
TRIB LIVE (June 27, 2020)

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce applauds SCOTUS gay rights ruling
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
WPXI (June 18, 2020)

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce applauds SCOTUS gay rights ruling
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times (June 17, 2020)

State modifies list of “non-life-sustaining” businesses
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry; and, Rob Wonderling The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia President and CEO quoted.
Pittsburgh Business Times (March 21, 2020)

2019

Bipartisan efforts further career readiness in Pa.
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Lancaster Online (November 6, 2019)

Increasing clean energy and creating jobs
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and Brandon Mendoza, Executive Director, NAIOP
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 29, 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 (September 10, 2019)

Pittsburgh pays off: Federal R&D dollars keep our region and nation competitive
Matt Smith
Post-Gazette (May 30, 2019)

House Speaker Turzai joins state Rep. Josh Kail, other officials to tout GOP energy plan
J.D. Prose
The Times (May 16, 2019)

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh’s energy advantages
TRIB LIVE (April 2019)

Corman Championed Bill for Greater Revitalization Opportunities
Centre Daily Times (February 2019)

2018
Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit to Double
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (October 2018)

Statement on the Final Passage of House Bill 645 from Matt Smith, President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an Allegheny Conference on Community Development Affiliate
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (October 2018)

Statement from GPCC President Matt Smith on Today’s Reauthorization of Perkins Act (CTE funding)
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (July 2018)

Statement from Matt Smith, President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Darrin Kelly, President, Allegheny County Labor Council, on the Passage of PA House Bill 1419 (Clean Slate)
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (June 2018)

Statement from Matt Smith, President of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, on the Passage of PA Senate Bill 1056
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (June 2018)

Statement from Jenn Beer, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, on the passage of PA House Bill 645 by the PA House of Representatives
Allegheny Conference/Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (April 2018)

New Port Authority CEO taking a community approach
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 2018)

Jake Wheatley hosts meeting to support emerging businesses
Pittsburgh Courier (spring 2018)

Airport Overhaul: Changes at Pittsburgh International acknowledge the new reality
Pittsburgh Quarterly (spring 2018)

Statement: Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce on the Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee Passage of PA House Bill 2017
Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (January 2018)

Amazon Announces Pittsburgh Makes the List
Allegheny Conference (January 2018)

2017

Matt Smith: It’s time to talk about a ‘growth agenda’
Pittsburgh Business Times (September 2017)

$5,500 grants given to 6 Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship alumni
Pittsburgh Tribune Review (June 2017)

NAP Coalition: Advocating Increased Investment in Communities
WPXI’s Our Region’s Business (June 2017)

Allegheny Conference hails pension reform bill
Pittsburgh Business Times (June 2017)

Statement: Allegheny Conference and Pittsburgh Chamber on Passage of State Pension Reform Bill
Allegheny Conference/Greater Pittsburgh Chamber (June 2017)

State pension reform fast-tracking at Capitol
The Tribune-Democrat (June 2017)

Matt Smith: Improving infrastructure vital for region
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 2017)

Moonshine, riverfronts and regional cooperation: Takeaways from the Chamber RVA’s Pittsburgh Intercity trip
Richmond Times-Dispatch (April 2017)

Technology innovation the focus of chamber event
Pittsburgh Business Times (April 2017)

PennDOT seeks grant to improve safety on Parkway West near Fort Pitt Tunnel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (March 2017)

Inside the Commonwealth’s Budget Challenge
WPXI’s Our Region’s Business (February 2017)

Manufacturing leader optimistic for industry’s future
Pittsburgh Business Times (February 2017)

2016

Pennsylvania Needs Infrastructure Investment, But Getting It Could Be Tough
90.5 WESA (December 2016)

Pittsburgh Promise to extend to employment
TribLIVE.com (December 2016)

City encourages ‘Pittsburgh Promise’ scholarship recipients to stay in area
WPXI-TV (December 2016)

Pittsburgh Promise graduates: This grant could help you land a job at home
The Incline (December 2016)

Finish Lines: Matt Smith
Mt. Lebanon Magazine (October 2016)

Local Chamber Spotlight: Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce 
Catalyst Magazine (October 2016)

House passes water resources bill that includes funding for Upper Ohio locks
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (September 2016)

Smith pushes partnership, building economy at Chamber breakfast
New Pittsburgh Courier (August 2016)

Delayed decision on grants leaves redevelopment plans in limbo
Pittsburgh Tribune Review (August 2016)

Mt. Lebanon resident transitions from public office to regional advocacy
Mt. Lebanon Almanac (May 2016)

Bethel Park-based SHIM celebrates the South Hills
Mt. Lebanon Almanac (May 2016)

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Unite to Tackle Pension Crisis
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (May 2016)

Neighborhood Assistance Program Must Be Expanded
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (May 2016)

Matt Smith: Region’s workforce, transportation issues are Pittsburgh Chamber’s focus
Washington Observer-Reporter (April 2016)

GPCC President Matt Smith Featured on Comcast Newsmakers
“Comcast Newsmakers” (April 2016)

Bipartisanship Advances Region’s Legislative Agenda
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (February 2016)

Chamber President Matt Smith Featured on KQV Radio’s PNC Business Journal
KQV Radio (January 2016)

2015

Newsmaker: Laura Ellsworth
Pittsburgh Tribune Review (December 2015)

Pennsylvania Leaders Protest Six-Month Budget Impasse, Calling It “Criminal”
Nonprofit Quarterly (December 2015)

As Pittsburgh Grapples With A Changing Workforce, The Fight For 15 Comes To Town
International Business Times (October 2015)

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Visits Capitol Hill
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (September 2015)

On Location: Capitol Hill – Our Region’s Transportation Infrastructure
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (September 2015)

On Location, Capitol Hill – International Trade and Ex-Im Bank Financing
WPXI’s “Our Region’s Business” (September 2015)

Challenges expected to paid sick leave law
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 2015)