This September, local business and civic leaders are joining the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to learn from each other and from Pittsburgh, the Steel City.
The Chamber is hosting an intercity conference to develop regional leadership partners, with opportunities to learn and share best practices, innovation, and ideas. Pittsburgh was selected because of its can-do spirit. As it has built on its industrial reputation, Pittsburgh has shifted knowledge and skills to grow technology, arts, entertainment, health care and innovation while maintaining its traditions and identity.
Growing innovation in the technology and cultural sectors have stemmed outward migration and people are returning to Pittsburgh for the lifestyle and job opportunities. Pittsburgh and Tacoma-Pierce County share similarities with strong community leadership, a focus on innovation, outstanding education institutions, technological hubs, and burgeoning arts and entertainment opportunities.
“This experience would be a valuable opportunity to allow other parts of the country to witness the impressive work that’s been completed in our region in the last number of years. At the same time, our delegation can meet with Pittsburgh’s leaders to learn about the innovative approaches that make Pittsburgh a city of influence. In addition, spending quality time with a focused group of leaders from Tacoma-Pierce County will further improve our local connections,” said Tom Pierson, Chamber President & CEO.
While in Pittsburgh, the group will dive into Pittsburgh’s transition from an industrial hub to a city landing on Amazon’s Top 20 list. Pittsburgh has an industrial waterfront that has been recaptured and reinvested in, a growing technology and robotics sector, a cultural district anchored by museums and athletics, and niches that are attracting talent from life sciences to culinary arts.
Please join leaders from throughout Pierce County as we get a behind the scenes look at how Pittsburgh has transitioned into a City primed for the future. For more details and to register, go to https://aspiresouthsound.com or contact David Schroedel at firstname.lastname@example.org
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