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 economic climate and quality of life in the region.
Our Region's Business airs on Sundays at 11:00 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.
For more information about Our Region's Business, contact Associate Producer Ben Kamber at 412.281.4783 x4535.
Energy Company Williams Expanding in Our Region
Williams has had a presence in our region for more than 50 years. And with the abundance of opportunity available in natural gas today, the Oaklahoma-based energy company has expanded greatly in recent years. The company employs more than 750 people regionally and is spending $100 million per month in natural gas-related infrastructure. Jim Scheel, senior vice president with Williams, discusses what is driving this growth and the workforce challenges that face the company as it continues to expand. View below.
Additional segments from this week's show:
Originally aired on WPXI: December 7, 2014