PRA Reports Boost in Economic Development Deals in 2013 for Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) details a massive increase increase in economic development deals in Pittsburgh for 2013 with a total of $2.4 billion in investment.

Most of the economic gains for 2013 came from businesses created in the region expanding and from new companies pouring in the region. PRA's president, DeWitt Peart, discusses the Pittsburgh economy at "Wins Day," held by the PRA in downtown Pittsburgh.


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