"Enhancing Opportunity," one of three strategies designed to encourage sustainable prosperity for everyone in the region, includes building a globally competitive workforce as well as promoting and marketing the region regionally and globally. It also includes fostering business investment through attraction and retention and the creation of a new venture capital fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups.

To advance this strategy, the Allegheny Conference is strengthening as a tool for communicating regional career opportunities and is working with Vibrant Pittsburgh to improve workforce inclusion. Additionally, the Conference is working to better understand workforce supply and demand and to improve the workforce development system in Pennsylvania through such initiatives as ShaleNET, a successful model for timely workforce training. In addition the Conference is working to identify and increase coordination among regional STEM programs.

The Conference, through its affiliate the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, provides project management, lead generation, market research and marketing to support business investment in the region and will be part of the launch of a venture capital "fund of funds" initiative. To raise the region’s profile among decision-makers, the Conference works closely with VisitPittsburgh and other partners to reach visitors to the region for conferences and meetings and to organize media study tours to generate news coverage. The Conference supports the work of the Regional Air Service Partnership to increase nonstop flights to top business destinations.

Learn more about the Allegheny Conference's broader agenda and two other strategies, "Strengthen Communities" and "Energizing Tomorrow's Economy."

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