Pittsburgh, Philly submit their proposals for Amazon HQ2

Pittsburgh, Philly submit their proposals for Amazon HQ2

Both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have submitted their proposals for consideration for their chance to land the highly sought after second headquarters of Amazon after they announced last month that they were looking to build a second headquarters, touting 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment for the lucky winner.

The cities met the October 19 deadline for application submittal.
Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Peduto unveils Pittsburgh's newest Climate Action Plan

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto released his updated plans to fight climate change in the city this week through the Climate Action Plan 3.0.

First introduced in 2008, the Climate Action Plan includes local goals and strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the city. A re-worked version in 2012 featured steps toward a greenhouse gas reduction target of 20 percent below 2003 levels by 2023.
Thursday, October 5, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public calls for the removal of controversial Stephen Foster statue in Pittsburgh

Public commenters at a Pittsburgh Art Commission hearing Wednesday overwhelmingly called for the removal of the controversial Stephen Foster statue from public property, calling it racist and demeaning to black culture.

The Commission scheduled a hearing to gather information and to hear from the public about the controversial statue that was built in 1900 depicting Stephen Foster, a Pittsburgh-born songwriter known for his work with minstrel music, standing over a barefoot black slave playing a banjo. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

The latest effort by lawmakers in Harrisburg to balance this year’s state budget via a five percent hotel tax increase could hurt the chances of a long-sought after Pittsburgh Sports Commission, said Pittsburgh officials Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Sports Commission is part of an economic development strategy between VisitPittsburgh, the city’s official tourism promotion agency, the Sports Exhibition Authority, with support from the Peduto administration and City Council to recruit major sporting events to the city.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh asking local developers to propose sites for potential Amazon headquarters

Pittsburgh asking local developers to propose sites for potential Amazon headquarters

In a competitive, nationwide bid to land Amazon’s proposed second headquarters, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County leaders are calling on area developers to submit their best sites.

Amazon HQ2 Team Pittsburgh has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest, seeking potential sites in the Greater Pittsburgh area to include in their formal response to Amazon’s request for proposals for a second headquarters. 

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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