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Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Spring 2019


GPCC President Matt Smith Testifies on Clean Slate

Chamber President Matt Smith recently testified before the House Democratic Policy Committee in a joint public hearing with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Clean Slate. “On behalf of the business community, I applaud the bipartisan efforts of all our elected officials who worked so hard to draft and pass the clean slate legislation that Governor Wolf signed into law last June 28 as the Clean Slate Act of 2018 (also known as Act 56), as well as Act 95 of 2018, criminal justice reform related to driver’s licenses that went into effect last week …The Clean Slate legislation opened doors to many hardworking women and men who want an opportunity to move beyond their past and create better lives for themselves and their families.

For more information on Clean Slate click here.  

Chamber in the News

House Speaker Turzai joins state Rep. Josh Kail, other officials to tout GOP energy plan

(The Times, May 16, 2019)

“This represents what we need to do on the policy front to fully take advantage of this abundant natural resource we have here in western Pennsylvania,” said Smith…

Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce president opposes recent nuclear bailout proposals

(Pennsylvania Business Report, April 30, 2019)

“One key pillar of our agenda is support for a more competitive operating environment for employers… The proposed legislation would in effect tip the scales toward support of one energy sector and interrupt the natural flow of free and competitive markets, making electricity more expensive for consumers and businesses alike...

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh’s energy advantages

(TribLIVE, March 13, 2019)

The article “Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production” pointed out that even though Texas is the United States’ de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player. Southwestern Pennsylvania has a legacy in energy looking back some 150 years…

PHOTOS: 2019 PA Legislative Reception

Members of the Allegheny Conference and it's affiliate the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce were on the ground in Harrisburg last month for the annual Pennsylvania Legislative Reception hosted in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

One of the three signature receptions that we host each year, the reception recognizes the work of our many committed public and private sector partners in southwestern Pennsylvania who work to improve the Pittsburgh region's competitiveness, economic climate and quality of life. We thank Governor Tom Wolf for delivering the keynote address.

As always, we thank our event co-sponsors and corporate partners. Without their support these events would not be possible.

If you’re interested in viewing a gallery of photos from the event, please click here.

PHOTOS: May First Friday with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler/ April First Friday with U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Many thanks to those who attended our First Fridays with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler and US Senator Bob Casey. We appreciate them sharing their vision and the work they have done to advance the Commonwealth in the General Assembly and in Washington.

Check out a photo gallery from the May First Friday with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler.

Check out a photo gallery from the April First Friday with U.S. Senator Bob Casey

Our First Friday series, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, brings together the region's private sector and public affairs community to engage with elected and other public officials on issues that are important to the region's economy and quality of life.

First Friday Speaker Series

June First Friday with U.S. Representative Conor Lamb
June 7, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA

To RSVP, click here.
Jenn Beer, Vice President, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and Katelyn Haas-Conrad, Sr. Policy Analyst, Allegheny Conference, attended a discussion with Representative Conor Lamb at Covestro LLC to discuss issues facing manufacturing in our region.

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