Center for Economic Development

Carrie Furnace 2

Heinz Student Tour of Carrie Furnace Redevelopment Site, September 2014. Hosted by Rivers of Steel and made possible by ACED. Special thanks to Lance Chimka (MSPPM ’06).


Recent CED News

It’s Kind of a Big Deal!
Release Date: Nov 11, 2016
David Ruppersberger is President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance http://www.alleghenyconference.org/PittsburghRegionalAlliance/), an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development, and a long time Executive Fellow of the Center for Economic Development at Carnegie Mellon. David came out to talk to Heinz students about the PRA's mission to market our region and the challenge of attracting significant employers to it.  He will also talk about the mega-deal that brought the Ro...
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She is The Night!
Release Date: Oct 16, 2016
Yes! Bwah-hah-hah-hah!  Well actually, no she’s not a vampire, but to celebrate Halloween we had a visit from the Nighttime Economy Coordinator of the City of Pittsburgh.  Wait what - that’s a thing?  Yes, it is.  The mission of the NTC is to retain and grow the economic value of the social and nighttime economy while effectively preventing and addressing nuisance activities, managing public safety risks, and alleviating quality of life impacts. Some of the NTC’s goals and responsibilities incl...
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Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First
Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
Greg LeRoy directs Good Jobs First, a national policy research center promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development. See http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/. A long-time critic of the lack of transparency, necessity, and accountability in the escalating use of state/local tax breaks to attract corporate facilities (estimated at $70 billion a year), Good Jobs First is also a persistent agent of policy change. It recently celebrated the Governmental Accounting Standards Board...
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Tour of Brownfield Redevelopment in the Mon Valley
Release Date: Sep 09, 2016
Alumni Tim White (MSPPM '05) V.P. of Development for the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA (RIDC) and Sara Stroney (MSPPM ’10) RIDC’s Development and Policy Analyst served as tour guides. The tour included a drive-by of the Edgar Thompson Works (an active steel mill) and the Almono brownfield site, the location of the new UBER test track. It culminated with a visit to RIDC’s Keystone Commons Industrial Park, and a guided tour of TAKTL. TAKTL is an Ultra High Perfo...
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