There was no single word repeated more often by Pittsburgh leaders than “collaboration.”
Pittsburgh’s recovery and growth has captured national attention and while elected officials and county executives do not hesitate in saying this overnight success was 30 years in the making, they also look to each other for the credit of their success. Checking their egos at the door and joining forces to recover from staggering economic hardship, the Pittsburgh region began to think differently.
Much of this success stemmed from merging into a united region that brings together 10 counties and 130 municipalities over 745 square miles of Western Pennsylvania into one Allegheny County region. At the helm of their success is the Allegheny Conference with one administrator who oversees all the localities. Each mayor and regional leader sits on the conference and works together in advocacy efforts and major economic development. They speak as one voice and that voice has been heard. Read more.