African American Chamber Board Chair Samuel Stephenson presents a lapel pin to keynote speaker Dennis Yablonsky,

Since the collapse of the steel industry 30 years ago, the Pittsburgh region has transformed itself into a diversified economy. More recently, it is one of just three metros in the country to have fully recovered from the Great Recession that began in 2008.

But there’s still much to be done to connect all Pittsburghers to the opportunities that are here and to close the “skills gap” that could lead to labor supply shortage in the years to come.

Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development,  outlined these challenges and more at a keynote address to more than 300 members of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania at the group’s Dec. 3 annual luncheon.

You can read more about it at the New Pittsburgh Courier, and the Pittsburgh Business Times.