Culture

The Atlantic's
The Renewal Series: Pittsburgh

May 17, 2017
Pittsburgh

For decades, Pittsburgh's economy was directly tied to one industry: steel. But now, a new identity is taking shape. Investments in education and innovation-friendly policies have launched a growing technology and startup community. Uber, Facebook, Google and a number of other tech giants have planted their flags in the Steel City.

But despite this, Pittsburgh has had slow job growth since the recession, and many say that the economic benefits of the city’s urban revival have not reached its neighboring communities. How can Pittsburgh ensure that everyone has the tools to compete in the city’s 21st century economy?

The Atlantic gathered city officials and local industry and community leaders for a robust discussion about Pittsburgh's comeback and efforts to create opportunity for all who call it home.


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Agenda

  • Wednesday, May 17
  • 5:30 p.m.Guest Arrival and Reception -
  • 6:05 p.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
    Chris Redd, Territory Sales Leader, Allstate
    Stacy Drumtra, Director, CEO Strategic Communications, Allstate Insurance Company
  • 6:15 p.m.InterviewMayor Bill Peduto, City of Pittsburgh
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 6:40 p.m.Panel DiscussionPresley Gillespie, President, Neighborhood Allies
    Kevin McMahon, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
    Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Stefani Pashman, CEO, Partner4Work
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 7:15 p.m.Closing Thoughts Margaret Low, AtlanticLIVE

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