Economy & Community
Economy & Community
Actively engaging the Consortium for Public Education and The Pittsburgh Promise to connect with regional K-12 superintendents, principals, guidance counselors and classroom teachers to develop new career awareness tools for use in the classroom that build on the report findings
K-12 and post-secondary schools are re-evaluating programs to better align curriculum with high-demand occupations and employer-driven skill requirements
Regularly convening HR executives for feedback to better connect employers and educators for meaningful collaboration, creating ongoing partnerships
The Appalachia Partnership Initiative (API) invests in programs that prepare students and the workforce with the education and skills needed to stay and thrive in the tri-state region. Launched in 2014 with a $20 million commitment from Chevron Appalachia, LLC, API is a public-private partnership guided by the shared visions of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, Chevron, and The Grable Foundation, with support from RAND Corporation as the project’s research and analysis partner. By the close of 2016, API projects attracted an additional $8 million from partners and other regional companies and non-profits that share this vision.
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development brings together public and private sector leaders. Through the support of the Regional Investors Council, we are improving the economic future and quality of life of the 10-county Pittsburgh region.
The Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh provides research and analysis to drive solutions for our region’s greatest challenges.
The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce advocates at the local, state and federal levels of government for improvements that enhance our region’s competitiveness.
“Leadership through partnership” epitomizes the Allegheny Conference both in our work and in our members. More than 300 Regional Investors Council members – C-level leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania – provide their time, energy and resources to improving the future of the region.
The Conference’s board of directors is comprised of leaders of some of the most widely recognized organizations in the country. And our Regional Investors Council members, many of whom participate on affiliate and program boards, actively play a role in shaping the Pittsburgh region.