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The recent announcement by the U.S. Air Force to close the 911th Airlift Wing at the Pittsburgh International Airport came with strong opposition by area political and civic leaders. As Sally Hass of the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce states, the 911th is a significant economic driver for the region, employing around 2,500 people directly with a $114 million economic impact. She is joined by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to lay out the argument for why the 911th makes sense from both an economic and mission-based standpoint.
Less than 1 percent of total companies in the region produce about 75 percent of the jobs. Since these companies provide a disproportionate impact on the economy, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, under their Pittsburgh Impact Initiative, has set out to engage with them to help accelerate their growth. Albert Ciuksza, director of the Pittsburgh Impact Initiative is joined by Petra Mitchell of Catalyst Connection to discuss this program as well as a new state-level partnership called PREP that aims to help economic development and business assistance agencies work more collaboratively.
According to a study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, a shortage of 600,000 skilled workers is faced nationwide with 5 percent of manufacturing jobs going unfilled. And according to ImaginePittsburgh.com, more than 650 manufacturing jobs are open right now in the Pittsburgh region. Why is there difficulty in filling these jobs? Dmitri Shiry, a partner with Deloitte in Pittsburgh, says that we’ve created the jobs, but we’re not focusing on jobs preservation — ensuring that job-seekers have the necessary skills needed to be employed in the high-tech manufacturing field of today.
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.