Our Region's Business is a Sunday-morning business affairs program co-produced by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and WPXI-TV that aims to play a positive role in the Pittsburgh region by providing business news, information and commentary in a lively and entertaining format. The program is hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Bill Flanagan, who is executive vice president, corporate relations at the Allegheny Conference and its affiliated organizations.
Since May 2002, the Pittsburgh region's leading economic development organization and the unit of Cox Television have collaborated to raise awareness of important issues facing employers in the region, highlight entrepreneurs and other business leaders, and provide useful information to help employers grow. Additionally, the program focuses on issues that are getting in the way of business investment and job growth, with the goal of influencing policy decisions to improve the business climate and quality of life in the region.
Our Region's Business airs on Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV and is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. that day, and 3:30 p.m. on the subsequent Monday. The program also appears on WJAC-TV (Johnstown – Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling – Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.
For more information about Our Region's Business, contact Associate Producer Ben Kamber at 412.281.4783 x4535.
The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance tallied 269 business expansions and attractions throughout the 10 county Pittsburgh region in 2012 - a number consistent with performance over the past five years. These deals, of which 72 percent were from existing companies, represent more than $3 billion in capital investment. Two companies that expanded in 2012 are represented by Juergen Fritsch, chief scientist with M*Modal and Bill McNamara, president/CEO with United Lender Services. They discuss what led to their companies' expansion. View below.
Additional segments from this week's show:
Originally aired on WPXI: May 19, 2013