Transportation Funding Solution Needed in PA

Pennsylvania has the dubious distinction of being number one in the nation in structurally deficient bridges with more than 4,000 statewide. In addition, thousands of miles of highways are in dire need of maintenance and repair and transit agencies are being squeezed across the Commonwealth. To address the state’s transportation crisis, a comprehensive and sufficient funding solution is needed. Dennis Yablonsky, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, discusses this crisis and why action needs to be taken in Harrisburg to make Pennsylvania more competitive for business investment.

ExpenseAnywhere Reinvents the Accounts Payable Process

ExpenseAnywhere, a fast growing company that automates companies’ travel and expense management systems, has grown from serving a single client in 2004 to now serving 150 customers across the globe. This steady growth has led the company to be recognized by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance as a Pittsburgh Impact Company — a subset of businesses in the region that are having a disproportionate impact on economic growth. Ashok Dhar, CEO of ExpenseAnywhere, talks about the company’s development and success over the years.

La Dorita: Bringing Argentine-Style Dulce De Leche to Pittsburgh

Started in 2009 as an effort to bring Argentine-style dulce de leche to the Pittsburgh market, La Dorita’s “milk caramel spread” is now offered in multiple markets throughout western Pennsylvania and 42 Whole Foods outlets across the mid-Atlantic region. The innovative company is the brainchild of Josephine Oria – whose memories of enjoying her grandmother’s homemade dulce de leche inspired her to start the company. Oria discuses La Dorita’s origins and the several new products, including a dulce de leche liqueur, that she has recently rolled out.

Our Region’s Business airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV. Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.