At TiER1, we make it a priority to promote the regions in which we do business by supporting and staying active in local civic
and community organizations. Most recently, TiER1 Pittsburgh was the presenting sponsor of the Quarterly Regional Investors Council luncheon of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development – a leading nonprofit economic development and civic leadership organization
that works with private and public sector partners to improve the economy and quality of life in southwestern PA.
With Pittsburgh having recently been named among the 20 must-see places to visit in 2012 in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine – alongside famed locales from London to New Zealand to Sri Lanka – you could say Pittsburgh’s doing a pretty good job.
As a Regional Investor, TiER1 joins more than 300 corporate leaders that support the Conference’s agenda to affect regional progress. Representing TiER1 Pittsburgh at Downtown Pittsburgh’s Wyndham Grand Hotel were Tony Joseph, Brandee Abel, and Abby Sadowsky Bolton. They joined several hundred of the region’s most prominent executives to celebrate the annual “wins day” report – highlighting the total number of business expansions and jobs created across the region in 2011.
We were pleased to hear that Pittsburgh’s expansion and job numbers are at their highest since before the recession, with 286 economic development deals, representing nearly $1.5 billion in capital investment and 11,440 new jobs.
Here’s some national perspective on those numbers. Pittsburgh landed the No. 3 spot in leading industry publication Site Selection magazine’s 2011 “Top 10 Metros List” – which ranks regions nationwide for their number of expansions and jobs
created. While it’s Pittsburgh’s fourth consecutive year on the list, it moved up from No. 8 in 2010, and nabbed the No. 1 spot this year among Northeast U.S. Regions – beating out such cities as New York and Philadelphia.
(It’s worth noting, too, that TiER1 headquarters region Cincinnati was No. 6 nationwide, and one of our newest markets, Chicago, came in at No. 2.)
Not too shabby! It’s clearly a great time to be doing business in the Pittsburgh region, and TiER1 is proud to be contributing to its growth as we continue to grow our own staff in the TiER1 Pittsburgh office (and in all of our offices, for that matter).
We look forward to the opportunity to partner with many of Pittsburgh’s new and expanding companies to help lead change and strategically manage talent and growth.