GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Address
11 STANWIX STREET 17TH FLOOR
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222
Contact
Website: http://www.pittsburghchamber.com
Phone: +1 (412) 281-4783
Nonprofit
NTEE: S41 - Promotion of Business
EIN: 25-0399620

Mission

THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CHAMBER) IS THE ADVOCACY AFFILIATE OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (ACCD). THE CHAMBER WORKS TO IMPROVE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PITTSBURGH REGION FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND GROWTH BY PROMOTING COMPETITIVE BUSINESS TAXES AND OTHER BUSINESS COSTS, AS WELL AS STREAMLINED PERMITTING AND REGULATIONS.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1876
Subsection code06
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6280
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers3333403030
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
1115, James
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person JAMES WILLIAMS ENTER 1115   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
1115, Jennifer
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person JENNIFER CLOONAN ENTER 1115   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
1115, Laura
Title CHAIR   
Name of key/compensated person LAURA E ELLSWORTH ENTER 1115   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 1.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
1115, Mark
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person MARK HAGER ENTER 1115   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
1115, Patricia
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person PATRICIA J DARNLEY ENTER 1115   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
12815, Alex
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person ALEX URREA ENTER 12815   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
13115, Dewitt
Title EVP ECON DEVELMT/PUBLIC AFFAIRS   
Name of key/compensated person DEWITT PEART EXIT 13115   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 20.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $7,882.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $81,443.00   
2012, Dan
Title    CLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DAN ONORATO ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Deborah
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DEBORAH ACKLIN EXIT 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Dennis
Title    CLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DENNIS UNKOVIC ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Edward
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    EDWARD STACK ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Frank
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    FRANK COONELLY ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Greg
Title    CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person    GREG BABE ENTEREXIT 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Jeffrey
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JEFFREY KUPFER ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, John
Title    CLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JOHN STANIK ENTEREXIT 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Kenneth
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    KENNETH MUELLER ENTEXIT 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Lynne
Title    VICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person    LYNNE SCHMIDT ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.50
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Sean
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    SEAN MCDONALD ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2012, Tim
Title    CLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    TIM WHITE ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
2013, Brian
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   BRIAN TURK ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Bryan
Title   VICE CHAIR 
Name of key/compensated person   BRYAN IAMS ENT 2013EXIT 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.50 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Eugene
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   EUGENE O'SULLIVAN ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, K
Title   CLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   K SCOTT BAKER ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Lynne
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   LYNNE SCHMIDT EXIT 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Mark
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   MARK DERUBEIS ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Morgan
Title   CHAIR 
Name of key/compensated person   MORGAN O'BRIEN ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Sean
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   SEAN MCDONALD EXIT 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Sue
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   SUE SCHICK ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Timothy
Title   CLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   TIMOTHY LYNCH ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2013, Troy
Title   CLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   TROY HARRIS ENTER 2013 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
2014, Donna
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  DONNA HUDSON ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Gabe
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  GABE PELLATHY ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Jeffrey
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  JEFFREY KUPFER EXIT 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Kevin
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  KEVIN GARBER ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Renee
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  RENEE JONES ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Timothy
Title  CLASS A MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  TIMOTHY LYNCH EXIT 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, Todd
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  TODD BRICE ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
2014, William
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  WILLIAM CARNAHAN ENTER 2014  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
31715, Daniel
Title CLASS A DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person DANIEL TROPEANO ENTER 31715   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
62215, Matt
Title PRESIDENT, GRTR PGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE   
Name of key/compensated person MATT SMITH ENTER 62215   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org 33.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $5,387.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $95,259.00   
813, Barbara
Title   PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated person   BARBARA MCNEES EXIT 813 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   24.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $18,241.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $149,507.00 
813, Dewitt
Title   PRESIDENT 
Name of key/compensated person   DEWITT PEART ENTER 813 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   5.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $30,739.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $234,003.00 
Baker, K
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personK SCOTT BAKERK SCOTT BAKERK SCOTT BAKER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.20  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Barensfeld, David
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personDAVID E BARENSFELDDAVID BARENSFELDDAVID BARENSFELDDAVID BARENSFELD 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Bonnewell, G
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personG ANDREW BONNEWELLG ANDREW BONNEWELL ESQUIREG ANDREW BONNEWELLG ANDREW BONNEWELLG ANDREW BONNEWELL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Brice, Todd
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personTODD D BRICETODD D BRICE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.200.20   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Buckley, John
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JOHN T BUCKLEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Carnahan, William
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM B CARNAHANWILLIAM CARNAHAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.200.20   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Casey, Helen
Title    IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person    HELEN HANNA CASEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.50
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Cheetham, J
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJ RANDOLPH CHEETHAMJ RANDOLPH CHEETHAMJ RANDOLPH CHEETHAMJ RANDOLPH CHEETHAMJ RANDOLPH CHEETHAM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cloonan, Jennifer
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (EXIT 3/16)    
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER M CLOONAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Coonelly, Frank
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personFRANK COONELLYFRANK COONELLYFRANK COONELLYFRANK COONELLY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
DAVID BARENSFELD ENTER 2012
Title    CLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DAVID BARENSFELD ENTER 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
DAVID MALONE EXIT 2012
Title    CLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DAVID MALONE EXIT 2012
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    0.20
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Darnely, Patrica
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personPATRICA J DARNELY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Dauer, Robert
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (ENTER 4/16)    
Name of key/compensated personROBERT E DAUER JR    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Denny, John
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJOHN R DENNYJOHN DENNYJOHN DENNYJOHN DENNYJOHN DENNY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Derubeis, Mark
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personMARK DERUBEISMARK DERUBEISMARK DERUBEIS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.20  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Ellsworth, Laura
TitleCHAIR    
Name of key/compensated personLAURA E ELLSWORTH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Fox, Shawn
Title EXIT 12/14/15CLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person SHAWN FOXSHAWN FOXSHAWN FOXSHAWN FOX
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 0.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Garber, Keven
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKEVEN J GARBER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Garber, Kevin
Title CLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person KEVIN GARBER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.20   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Hager, Mark
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personMARK HAGER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Harris, Troy
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personTROY HARRISTROY HARRISTROY HARRIS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.20  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Harshman, Richard
Title  CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated person  RICHARD HARSHMAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  1.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Hudson, Donna
TitleVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR   
Name of key/compensated personDONNA K HUDSONDONNA K HUDSON   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Johnson, Tommy
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTOMMY JOHNSONTOMMY JOHNSONTOMMY JOHNSONTOMMY JOHNSONTOMMY JOHNSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Jones, Renee
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personRENEE JONESRENEE JONES   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.200.20   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Kupfer, Jeffrey
Title   CLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person   JEFFREY KUPFER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.20 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Lamb, Thomas
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTHOMAS F LAMB JRTHOMAS F LAMB JRTHOMAS LAMBTHOMAS LAMBTHOMAS LAMB
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Latterner, Mark
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (ENTER 8/16)    
Name of key/compensated personMARK LATTERNER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Lippert, Deborah
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (EXIT 3/16)CLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDEBORAH LIPPERTDEBORAH LIPPERTDEBORAH LIPPERTDEBORAH LIPPERTDEBORAH LIPPERT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Masciantonio, Christopher
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personCHRISTOPHER J MASCIANTONIOCHRISTOPHER MASCIANTONIOCHRISTOPHER MASCIANTONIOCHRISTOPHER MASCIANTONIOCHRISTOPHER MASCIANTONIO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McNees, Barbara
Title    PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person    BARBARA MCNEES
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    26.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $26,892.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $215,547.00
Murphy, Terrence
TitleCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTERRENCE J MURPHYTERRENCE MURPHYTERRENCE MURPHYTERRENCE MURPHYTERRENCE MURPHY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
O'Sullivan, Eugene
Title  CLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated person  EUGENE O'SULLIVAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.20  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Onorato, Dan
Title CLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person DAN ONORATODAN ONORATODAN ONORATO 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.200.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Onorato, Daniel
TitleCLASS A DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL ONORATO    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Peart, Dewitt
Title  PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated person  DEWITT PEART  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  10.00  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $32,432.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $281,372.00  
Pellathy, Gabe
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personGABE PELLATHYGABE PELLATHY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.200.20   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Roland, William
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personWILLIAM ROLANDWILLIAM ROLANDWILLIAM ROLAND  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.20  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Rooney, Arthur
Title EXIT 3/17/15CLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person ARTHUR ROONEYARTHUR ROONEYARTHUR ROONEYARTHUR J ROONEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 0.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ryan, Timothy
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (ENTER 4/16)    
Name of key/compensated personTIMOTHY RYAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Schick, Sue
Title  VICE CHAIR  
Name of key/compensated person  SUE SCHICK  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.50  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00  
Skelley, Janel
TitleCFOCFOCFOCFOCFO
Name of key/compensated personJANEL SKELLEYJANEL SKELLEYJANEL SKELLEYJANEL SKELLEYJANEL SKELLEY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org4.003.007.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$25,150.00$28,698.00$18,829.00$18,221.00$18,393.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $191,478.00$183,585.00$176,649.00$170,203.00$155,487.00
Smith, Matt
TitlePRESIDENT, GPCOC    
Name of key/compensated personMATT SMITH    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org31.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$16,360.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $194,218.00    
Spigelmyer, David
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDAVID J SPIGELMYERDAVID SPIGELMYERDAVID SPIGELMYERDAVID SPIGELMYERDAVID J SPIGELMYER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Stack, Edward
Title EXIT 1/28/15CLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person EDWARD STACKEDWARD STACKEDWARD STACK 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.200.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Tropeano, Daniel
TitleCLASS A DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL R TROPEANO    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Turk, Brian
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR (EXIT 2/16)CLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBER  
Name of key/compensated personBRIAN N TURKBRIAN TURKBRIAN TURK  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.20  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Unkovic, Dennis
TitleCLASS A DIRECTOR (EXIT 4/16)CLASS A DIRECTORCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated personDENNIS UNKOVICDENNIS UNKOVICDENNIS UNKOVICDENNIS UNKOVIC 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Urrea, Alex
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personALEX URREA    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
White, Timothy
Title  CLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBER 
Name of key/compensated person  TIMOTHY WHITETIMOTHY WHITE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  0.200.20 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Williams, James
TitleCLASS B DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personJAMES N WILLIAMS III    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.20    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Wilson, Daniel
TitleSECRETARY/TREASURERSECRETARY/TREASURERSECRETARY/TREASURERSECRETARY/TREASURERSECRETARY/TREASURER
Name of key/compensated personDANIEL S WILSONDANIEL WILSONDANIEL WILSONDANIEL WILSONDANIEL WILSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.000.500.500.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wright, Erica
Title  CLASS A MEMBERCLASS A MEMBERCLASS A DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  ERICA CLAYTON WRIGHTERICA WRIGHTERICA WRIGHT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  0.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Yablonsky, Dennis
TitleCEOCEOCEOCEOCEO
Name of key/compensated personDENNIS YABLONSKYDENNIS YABLONSKYDENNIS YABLONSKYDENNIS YABLONSKYDENNIS YABLONSKY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org19.006.004.002.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$51,462.00$52,419.00$44,992.00$29,833.00$29,298.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $551,333.00$556,986.00$547,793.00$529,371.00$501,263.00
Zemba, Susan
TitleCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B DIRECTORCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B MEMBERCLASS B DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personSUSAN ZEMBASUSAN ZEMBASUSAN ZEMBASUSAN ZEMBASUSAN ZEMBA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.200.200.200.200.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesADVOCACY TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.ADVOCACY TO IMPROVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Programs, including revenue & expenses
2012 WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZING TOMORROW'S ECONOMY: BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012 INCLUDED:I. HELPED IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATEA. SUPPORTED APPROVAL OF TAX CREDITS TO INCENTIVIZE EXPANDED ENERGY-RELATED MANUFACTURING, SPUR HIRING AND JOB CREATION AND REDEVELOP HISTORIC URBAN CORES.B. WORKED TO CONTINUE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX PHASE-OUT AND SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF A SINGLE SALES FACTOR FORMULA TO ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT AND MANUFACTURING JOB GROWTH.C. SUPPORTED REFORMS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TAX APPEALS PROCESS AND SUPPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION REFORM TO RESTORE THE SYSTEM'S SOLVENCY, RESULTING IN PREDICTABLE AND LESS COSTLY PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYERS.D. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF ACT 13, WHICH PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARCELLUS SHALE IN A PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE MANNER.E. ESTABLISHED HEALTHCARE COMPETIVENESS INITIATIVE TO MONITOR NEAR-TERM DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INSURER AND PROVIDER MARKETS; COMPLETED BENCHMARKING EFFORT.II. FORGED AND STRENGTHENED REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPSA. HELPED TO LEAD POWER OF 32 FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP BOTH A NEW REGIONAL SITE DEVELOPMENT FUND AND A REGIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL "FUND OF FUNDS" FOR INNOVATION.B. TEAMED WITH THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION TO ADVOCATE FOR THE $105 BILLION FULLY-PAID-FOR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION BILL.C. PARTICIPATED IN THE TECHBELT INITIATIVE, A PARTNERSHIP SPANNING FROM CLEVELAND THROUGH PITTSBURGH TO MORGANTOWN THAT SECURED A $30 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTE.
Program description    2012 WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZING TOMORROW'S ECONOMY: BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012 INCLUDED:I. HELPED IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATEA. SUPPORTED APPROVAL OF TAX CREDITS TO INCENTIVIZE EXPANDED ENERGY-RELATED MANUFACTURING, SPUR HIRING AND JOB CREATION AND REDEVELOP HISTORIC URBAN CORES.B. WORKED TO CONTINUE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX PHASE-OUT AND SUPPORTED INSTITUTION OF A SINGLE SALES FACTOR FORMULA TO ENCOURAGE INVESTMENT AND MANUFACTURING JOB GROWTH.C. SUPPORTED REFORMS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TAX APPEALS PROCESS AND SUPPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION REFORM TO RESTORE THE SYSTEM'S SOLVENCY, RESULTING IN PREDICTABLE AND LESS COSTLY PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYERS.D. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF ACT 13, WHICH PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE MARCELLUS SHALE IN A PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE MANNER.E. ESTABLISHED HEALTHCARE COMPETIVENESS INITIATIVE TO MONITOR NEAR-TERM DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INSURER AND PROVIDER MARKETS; COMPLETED BENCHMARKING EFFORT.II. FORGED AND STRENGTHENED REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPSA. HELPED TO LEAD POWER OF 32 FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP BOTH A NEW REGIONAL SITE DEVELOPMENT FUND AND A REGIONAL VENTURE CAPITAL "FUND OF FUNDS" FOR INNOVATION.B. TEAMED WITH THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION TO ADVOCATE FOR THE $105 BILLION FULLY-PAID-FOR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION REAUTHORIZATION BILL.C. PARTICIPATED IN THE TECHBELT INITIATIVE, A PARTNERSHIP SPANNING FROM CLEVELAND THROUGH PITTSBURGH TO MORGANTOWN THAT SECURED A $30 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING INNOVATION INSTITUTE.
2013 WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZING TOMORROW'S ECONOMY: BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013 INCLUDED:1. HELPED IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATE:A. CONTINUED TO ADVOCATED FOR COMPETEPA BUSINESS TAX POLICY AGENDA INCLUDING THE PHASE-OUT OF THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX.B. SUPPORTED SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT INCREASED THE NET OPERATING LOSS CAP AND REFORMED THE TAX APPEALS PROCESS AND THE BOARD OF FINANCE AND REVENUE.C. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF "APOLOGY" LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE EVENT OF ADVERSE OUTCOMES.D. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF FEDERAL WATER RESOURCES REFORM ACT (WRRDA) WHICH IS CRITICAL TO OUR INLAND WATERWAYS, HARBORS AND PORTS.E. CONTINUED TO MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE HEALTHCARE INSURER AND PROVIDED MARKETS; DEVELOPED AND EXECUTED A HEALTHCARE BRIEFING FOR MEMBERS.2. BUILD ON REGION'S PORTFOLIO OF ENERGY ASSETS WHILE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT:A. SECURED SEVEN BUSINESS INVESTMENTS DEALS OR "WINS" IN ENERGY SECTOR AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE ENERGY ALLIANCE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH.B. LED EFFORT TO IMPROVE AIR TOXICS REGULATIONS IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY.C. LED "FRIENDS OF NETL" PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY LOCATED IN SOUTH PARK.D. ENGAGED WITH BREATH PROJECT, ESPECIALLY ON PROMOTING GREATER USE OF NATURAL GAS VEHICLES
Program description   2013 WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZING TOMORROW'S ECONOMY: BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2013 INCLUDED:1. HELPED IMPROVE BUSINESS CLIMATE:A. CONTINUED TO ADVOCATED FOR COMPETEPA BUSINESS TAX POLICY AGENDA INCLUDING THE PHASE-OUT OF THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX.B. SUPPORTED SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION THAT INCREASED THE NET OPERATING LOSS CAP AND REFORMED THE TAX APPEALS PROCESS AND THE BOARD OF FINANCE AND REVENUE.C. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF "APOLOGY" LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE EVENT OF ADVERSE OUTCOMES.D. SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF FEDERAL WATER RESOURCES REFORM ACT (WRRDA) WHICH IS CRITICAL TO OUR INLAND WATERWAYS, HARBORS AND PORTS.E. CONTINUED TO MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE HEALTHCARE INSURER AND PROVIDED MARKETS; DEVELOPED AND EXECUTED A HEALTHCARE BRIEFING FOR MEMBERS.2. BUILD ON REGION'S PORTFOLIO OF ENERGY ASSETS WHILE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT:A. SECURED SEVEN BUSINESS INVESTMENTS DEALS OR "WINS" IN ENERGY SECTOR AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE ENERGY ALLIANCE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH.B. LED EFFORT TO IMPROVE AIR TOXICS REGULATIONS IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY.C. LED "FRIENDS OF NETL" PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE FEDERAL FUNDS FOR NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY LOCATED IN SOUTH PARK.D. ENGAGED WITH BREATH PROJECT, ESPECIALLY ON PROMOTING GREATER USE OF NATURAL GAS VEHICLES 
2014 WAS THE FINAL YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZE TOMORROW'S ECONOMY.THE ENERGIZE TOMORROW'S ECONOMY STRATEGY FOCUSED ON BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2014 INCLUDED:1. BUILDING ON THE REGION'S PORTFOLIO OF ENERGY ASSETS WHILE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT CELEBRATED MORE THAN 31 REGION-WIDE BUSINESS INVESTMENT "WINS" IN THE ENERGY SECTOR AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE ENERGY ALLIANCE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH. LED SUCCESSFUL "FRIENDS OF NETL" PARTNERSHIP TO COMMUNICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL). WORKED TO INCREASE NETL FUNDING BY $9 MILLION IN 2014. INITIATED CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, MEDIA AND LAWMAKERS ON THE SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGICAL, REGULATORY AND MARKET FORCES THAT ARE THREATENING THE RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF THE NATION'S ELECTRIC GRID. PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING TO ESTABLISH THE GRID ACADEMY PROGRAM - A CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN EMERGING GRID TECHNOLOGIES, DEVELOP REGIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THIS SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC POLICY ISSUE AND BUILD KNOWLEDGE SO THAT REGIONAL OPINION LEADERS CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT THESE ISSUES FOR THEIR BUSINESSES AND FOR PUBLIC PLANNING EFFORTS.2. IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE ADVOCATED FOR THE COMPETEPA TAX POLICY AGENDA INCLUDING THE PHASE-OUT OF THE CAPITAL STOCK & FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT). (2015 IS EXPECTED TO BE THE FINAL YEAR OF THE CSFT.) WORKED WITH THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION TO ADVOCATE FOR PASSAGE OF THE FEDERAL WATER RESOURCES REFORM DEVELOPMENT ACT (WRRDA), WHICH IS CRITICAL TO OUR INLAND WATERWAYS, HARBORS AND PORTS. SUPPORTED HB 1550. THIS LEGISLATION CONSOLIDATES SEVERAL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAMS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (PIDA) AND RENAMES AND CODIFIES THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT COMMISSION INTO LAW. 3. PUTTING MORE READY-TO-DEVELOP SITES IN THE PIPELINE SECURED $43 MILLION IN INVESTMENTS FOR A NEW REGIONAL SITE DEVELOPMENT FUND THAT WILL FINANCE SITE INFRASTRUCTURE. THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED AS A FOLLOW UP PROJECT OF THE POWER OF 32 REGIONAL VISIONING INITIATIVE.4. IMPROVING OUR HEALTHCARE COMPETITIVENESS SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF HB 1846, LEGISLATION THAT HELPS TO CONTROL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM TO ASSURE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, QUALITY CARE FOR ALL. IN PARTICULAR, HB 1846 REFORMS THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT TO ADDRESS THE HIGHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT ARE DISPENSED BY A PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN RATHER THAN A PHARMACY.
Program description  2014 WAS THE FINAL YEAR OF A THREE-YEAR AGENDA WHICH FOCUSED ON ENERGIZE TOMORROW'S ECONOMY.THE ENERGIZE TOMORROW'S ECONOMY STRATEGY FOCUSED ON BUILDING OUR ECONOMY AND IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2014 INCLUDED:1. BUILDING ON THE REGION'S PORTFOLIO OF ENERGY ASSETS WHILE PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT CELEBRATED MORE THAN 31 REGION-WIDE BUSINESS INVESTMENT "WINS" IN THE ENERGY SECTOR AND CONTINUED TO SUPPORT THE ENERGY ALLIANCE OF GREATER PITTSBURGH. LED SUCCESSFUL "FRIENDS OF NETL" PARTNERSHIP TO COMMUNICATE THE IMPORTANCE OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL). WORKED TO INCREASE NETL FUNDING BY $9 MILLION IN 2014. INITIATED CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, MEDIA AND LAWMAKERS ON THE SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGICAL, REGULATORY AND MARKET FORCES THAT ARE THREATENING THE RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF THE NATION'S ELECTRIC GRID. PARTNERED WITH THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING TO ESTABLISH THE GRID ACADEMY PROGRAM - A CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM DESIGNED TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN EMERGING GRID TECHNOLOGIES, DEVELOP REGIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THIS SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC POLICY ISSUE AND BUILD KNOWLEDGE SO THAT REGIONAL OPINION LEADERS CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT THESE ISSUES FOR THEIR BUSINESSES AND FOR PUBLIC PLANNING EFFORTS.2. IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE ADVOCATED FOR THE COMPETEPA TAX POLICY AGENDA INCLUDING THE PHASE-OUT OF THE CAPITAL STOCK & FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT). (2015 IS EXPECTED TO BE THE FINAL YEAR OF THE CSFT.) WORKED WITH THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION TO ADVOCATE FOR PASSAGE OF THE FEDERAL WATER RESOURCES REFORM DEVELOPMENT ACT (WRRDA), WHICH IS CRITICAL TO OUR INLAND WATERWAYS, HARBORS AND PORTS. SUPPORTED HB 1550. THIS LEGISLATION CONSOLIDATES SEVERAL BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAMS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (PIDA) AND RENAMES AND CODIFIES THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT COMMISSION INTO LAW. 3. PUTTING MORE READY-TO-DEVELOP SITES IN THE PIPELINE SECURED $43 MILLION IN INVESTMENTS FOR A NEW REGIONAL SITE DEVELOPMENT FUND THAT WILL FINANCE SITE INFRASTRUCTURE. THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED AS A FOLLOW UP PROJECT OF THE POWER OF 32 REGIONAL VISIONING INITIATIVE.4. IMPROVING OUR HEALTHCARE COMPETITIVENESS SUPPORTED PASSAGE OF HB 1846, LEGISLATION THAT HELPS TO CONTROL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE WORKERS' COMPENSATION SYSTEM TO ASSURE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE, QUALITY CARE FOR ALL. IN PARTICULAR, HB 1846 REFORMS THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT TO ADDRESS THE HIGHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS THAT ARE DISPENSED BY A PRESCRIBING PHYSICIAN RATHER THAN A PHARMACY.  
OUR 2015-2017 AGENDA SEEKS TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OPPORTUNITY BY ALIGNING THREE INTERRELATED STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO FOCUS ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES ON COMMON OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT, BUILD AND REINFORCE SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE, AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.ECONOMY & COMMUNITY: FOCUSING ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS ON COMMON OPPORTUNITIESTHE ECONOMY & COMMUNITY STRATEGY FOCUSES ON MAXIMIZING BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SECTORS WHERE THE PITTSBURGH REGION OFFERS A SIGNIFICANT COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE TO EMPLOYERS. IT DOES SO IN ALIGNMENT WITH COMMUNITY-ORIENTED WORK TO STRENGTHEN SEVEN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE REGION, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND DESPITE THE REGION'S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION. IMPROVED PENNSYLVANIA'S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND JOB CREATION THROUGH ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT). AS A RESULT, PENNSYLVANIA IS NO LONGER ONE OF THE FEW STATES THAT TAXES BOTH BUSINESS ASSETS AND BUSINESS RECEIPTS OR NET INCOME. THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LED THE MORE THAN 130 BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS OF COMPETEPA (A COALITION REPRESENTING MORE THAN HALF THE PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA THAT WORKS TO CREATE A MORE COMPETITIVE BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE) IN THE ELIMINATION OF THE UNCOMPETITIVE TAX. WORKING ALONGSIDE PARTNERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION, THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELPED TO SECURE PASSAGE OF THE FAST ACT - A $305 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING PACKAGE WHICH ALSO REAUTHORIZED THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK. THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT WIN FOR THOSE REGIONAL EXPORTING FIRMS AND THEIR SUPPLIERS THAT UTILIZE THE AGENCY TO COMPETE WITH FOREIGN COMPETITORS THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR OWN NATIONAL EXPORT FINANCING INSTITUTIONS.REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES - REVITALIZE OUR TARGETED COMMUNITIES BY ENHANCING MUNICIPAL FISCAL HEALTH, SECURING INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING PREK-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION SPENDING, OUTCOMES AND GOVERNANCE A HISTORIC STATE PENSION REFORM PROPOSAL (SB 1071) PASSED THE SENATE, AND A MUNICIPAL PENSION REFORM BILL (HB 414) WAS VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE, THOUGH NEITHER BECAME LAW. WORK REMAINS TO REALIZE MEANINGFUL REFORMS, YET 2015 SAW THE MOST PROGRESS TO DATE ON THESE ISSUES.ENERGY - ADVANCE ENERGY PORTFOLIO APPROACH AND GRID RELIABILITY BY SECURING BASELINE ENERGY CAPACITY, PROMOTING ACTION ON PUBLIC POLICY AND DEMONSTRATING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP THROUGH THE "FRIENDS OF NETL," THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADVOCATED FOR AN INCREASE IN THE RESEARCH BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016. A FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL WAS SIGNED INTO LAW AT THE END OF 2015 WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL $61 MILLION FOR NETL TO MAINTAIN AND GROW ITS ENERGY RESEARCH ASSETS TO FURTHER INNOVATION IN ENERGY EXPLORATION AND UTILIZATION IN OUR REGION. COMPLETED GRID ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES' SCIENCE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE THE CONFERENCE'S THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON ELECTRIC GRID RELIABILITY AND RELATED ISSUES. THE ACADEMIES HAVE ADOPTED THE GRID ACADEMY MODEL FOR ADDITIONAL ENERGY-RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING IN THE REGION. LED PARTNERSHIP OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS TO CONVENE TRI-STATE SHALE SUMMIT AND SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED A REGIONAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT AMONG PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA TO COLLABORATE AND COOPERATE ON DOWNSTREAM MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ENERGY-RELATED REGIONAL MARKETING, POLICIES AND WORKFORCE PROGRAMS.INFRASTRUCTURE: BUILDING AND REINFORCING TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY THE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY FOCUSES ON IMPROVING SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES THAT ENHANCE THE REGION'S ECONOMY AND SUSTAIN ITS POPULATION. TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENTED INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS TO OUR REGION, WE MUST PROVIDE A WORLD-CLASS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK, INCLUDING TRANSIT, TO BETTER CONNECT THE REGION LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY. THE FAST ACT, A $305 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING PACKAGE WHICH WILL MAKE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN OUR NATION'S ROADS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, RAIL AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WAS PASSED. MATCHED WITH STATE INVESTMENTS RESULTING FROM THE PASSAGE OF ACT 89 - PENNSYLVANIA'S $2.4 BILLION TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PACKAGE PASSED IN 2013 - THE REGION IS NOW ON A PATH TOWARD FURTHER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY.
Program description OUR 2015-2017 AGENDA SEEKS TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OPPORTUNITY BY ALIGNING THREE INTERRELATED STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO FOCUS ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES ON COMMON OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT, BUILD AND REINFORCE SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE, AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.ECONOMY & COMMUNITY: FOCUSING ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS ON COMMON OPPORTUNITIESTHE ECONOMY & COMMUNITY STRATEGY FOCUSES ON MAXIMIZING BUSINESS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SECTORS WHERE THE PITTSBURGH REGION OFFERS A SIGNIFICANT COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE TO EMPLOYERS. IT DOES SO IN ALIGNMENT WITH COMMUNITY-ORIENTED WORK TO STRENGTHEN SEVEN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE REGION, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT BEHIND DESPITE THE REGION'S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION. IMPROVED PENNSYLVANIA'S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND JOB CREATION THROUGH ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT). AS A RESULT, PENNSYLVANIA IS NO LONGER ONE OF THE FEW STATES THAT TAXES BOTH BUSINESS ASSETS AND BUSINESS RECEIPTS OR NET INCOME. THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LED THE MORE THAN 130 BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS OF COMPETEPA (A COALITION REPRESENTING MORE THAN HALF THE PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA THAT WORKS TO CREATE A MORE COMPETITIVE BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE) IN THE ELIMINATION OF THE UNCOMPETITIVE TAX. WORKING ALONGSIDE PARTNERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION, THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HELPED TO SECURE PASSAGE OF THE FAST ACT - A $305 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING PACKAGE WHICH ALSO REAUTHORIZED THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK. THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT WIN FOR THOSE REGIONAL EXPORTING FIRMS AND THEIR SUPPLIERS THAT UTILIZE THE AGENCY TO COMPETE WITH FOREIGN COMPETITORS THAT BENEFIT FROM THEIR OWN NATIONAL EXPORT FINANCING INSTITUTIONS.REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES - REVITALIZE OUR TARGETED COMMUNITIES BY ENHANCING MUNICIPAL FISCAL HEALTH, SECURING INVESTMENT AND IMPROVING PREK-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION SPENDING, OUTCOMES AND GOVERNANCE A HISTORIC STATE PENSION REFORM PROPOSAL (SB 1071) PASSED THE SENATE, AND A MUNICIPAL PENSION REFORM BILL (HB 414) WAS VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE, THOUGH NEITHER BECAME LAW. WORK REMAINS TO REALIZE MEANINGFUL REFORMS, YET 2015 SAW THE MOST PROGRESS TO DATE ON THESE ISSUES.ENERGY - ADVANCE ENERGY PORTFOLIO APPROACH AND GRID RELIABILITY BY SECURING BASELINE ENERGY CAPACITY, PROMOTING ACTION ON PUBLIC POLICY AND DEMONSTRATING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP THROUGH THE "FRIENDS OF NETL," THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADVOCATED FOR AN INCREASE IN THE RESEARCH BUDGET OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY (NETL) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016. A FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL WAS SIGNED INTO LAW AT THE END OF 2015 WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL $61 MILLION FOR NETL TO MAINTAIN AND GROW ITS ENERGY RESEARCH ASSETS TO FURTHER INNOVATION IN ENERGY EXPLORATION AND UTILIZATION IN OUR REGION. COMPLETED GRID ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES' SCIENCE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM TO CONTINUE THE CONFERENCE'S THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON ELECTRIC GRID RELIABILITY AND RELATED ISSUES. THE ACADEMIES HAVE ADOPTED THE GRID ACADEMY MODEL FOR ADDITIONAL ENERGY-RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING IN THE REGION. LED PARTNERSHIP OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUPS TO CONVENE TRI-STATE SHALE SUMMIT AND SUCCESSFULLY NEGOTIATED A REGIONAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT AMONG PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO AND WEST VIRGINIA TO COLLABORATE AND COOPERATE ON DOWNSTREAM MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH ENERGY-RELATED REGIONAL MARKETING, POLICIES AND WORKFORCE PROGRAMS.INFRASTRUCTURE: BUILDING AND REINFORCING TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT SUSTAINABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY THE INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY FOCUSES ON IMPROVING SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES THAT ENHANCE THE REGION'S ECONOMY AND SUSTAIN ITS POPULATION. TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENTED INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS TO OUR REGION, WE MUST PROVIDE A WORLD-CLASS TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK, INCLUDING TRANSIT, TO BETTER CONNECT THE REGION LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY. THE FAST ACT, A $305 BILLION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING PACKAGE WHICH WILL MAKE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN OUR NATION'S ROADS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, RAIL AND TRANSIT SYSTEMS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, WAS PASSED. MATCHED WITH STATE INVESTMENTS RESULTING FROM THE PASSAGE OF ACT 89 - PENNSYLVANIA'S $2.4 BILLION TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PACKAGE PASSED IN 2013 - THE REGION IS NOW ON A PATH TOWARD FURTHER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY.   
THE CHAMBER COORDINATES, HOSTS OR PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING THE RECOGNITION OF THE REGION'S SPORTS TEAMS, RECEPTIONS WITH STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS.
Program description THE CHAMBER COORDINATES, HOSTS OR PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING THE RECOGNITION OF THE REGION'S SPORTS TEAMS, RECEPTIONS WITH STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS.THE CHAMBER COORDINATES, HOSTS OR PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING THE RECOGNITION OF THE REGION'S SPORTS TEAMS, RECEPTIONS WITH STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS INCLUDING THE ATHENA AWARDS RECEPTION, RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY AS THE PREMIER HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AMONG BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.THE CHAMBER COORDINATES, HOSTS OR PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING THE RECOGNITION OF THE REGION'S SPORTS TEAMS, RECEPTIONS WITH STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS INCLUDING THE ATHENA AWARDS RECEPTION, RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY AS THE PREMIER HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AMONG BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.THE CHAMBER COORDINATES, HOSTS OR PARTNERS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN VARIOUS LUNCHEONS AND RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING THE RECOGNITION OF THE REGION'S SPORTS TEAMS, RECEPTIONS WITH STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS INCLUDING THE ATHENA AWARDS RECEPTION, RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY AS THE PREMIER HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AMONG BUSINESS, PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.
THE GPCC HOLDS THREE SIGNATURE LEGISLATIVE RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND REGIONAL POLICY MAKERS TO HELP STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OUR REGION'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TO CELEBRATE OUR SHARED ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE RECEPTIONS, WHICH TAKE PLACE IN PITTSBURGH, HARRISBURG (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR GREATER PHILADELPHIA) AND WASHINGTON, D.C., ARE ALWAYS WELL ATTENDED. THE GPCC'S MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY SPEAKER SERIES INVITES THE REGION'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH ELECTED AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE REGION.
Program descriptionTHE GPCC HOLDS THREE SIGNATURE LEGISLATIVE RECEPTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND REGIONAL POLICY MAKERS TO HELP STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OUR REGION'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TO CELEBRATE OUR SHARED ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THE RECEPTIONS, WHICH TAKE PLACE IN PITTSBURGH, HARRISBURG (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR GREATER PHILADELPHIA) AND WASHINGTON, D.C., ARE ALWAYS WELL ATTENDED. THE GPCC'S MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY SPEAKER SERIES INVITES THE REGION'S PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE WITH ELECTED AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE REGION.    
THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (GPCC), THE ADVOCACY ARM OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SERVES AS THE 10-COUNTY PITTSBURGH REGION'S CHIEF ADVOCATE AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO SECURE PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT AND LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. THE ENDURING CONTRIBUTION OF THE GPCC IS ITS ABILITY TO BRING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER AROUND ISSUES CRITICAL TO THE REGION'S COMPETITIVENESS AND, THROUGH A UNIFIED VOICE, EFFECTIVELY CONVEY THE NEEDS AND PRIORITIES OF THE REGION TO LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL DECISION MAKERS.2016 WAS AN EXCITING AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE ADVOCACY ARM OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. WE ADVANCED A NUMBER OF PRIORITIES AT THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE CONFERENCE'S AGENDA TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OPPORTUNITY AND MISSION TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE 10-COUNTY PITTSBURGH REGION. WE ACHIEVED A BIG WIN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE NATION ACT (WIIN), WHICH AUTHORIZES A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO REHABILITATE OUR WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE AS PART OF THE UPPER OHIO RIVER NAVIGATION PROJECT. AT THE STATE LEVEL, WE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN ADVANCING LEGISLATION TO REFORM OUR PUBLIC PENSION SYSTEM AND EXPAND THE PENNSYLVANIA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, A KEY PART OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE'S STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP. AND LOCALLY, WE WORKED WITH THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM TO HELP RETAIN MORE OF OUR LOCAL TALENT IN THE WORKFORCE.FEDERAL ACCOMPLISHMENTSIN 2016, CONGRESS PASSED A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE-FUNDING PACKAGE - THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE NATION ACT (WIIN) - WHICH WILL MAKE CRITICAL INVESTMENTS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE OUR NATION'S AILING WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE. THE GPCC WORKED CLOSELY WITH PARTNERS, INCLUDING THE PORT OF PITTSBURGH COMMISSION AND THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION, TO ADVANCE THIS KEY REGIONAL PRIORITY. THE WIIN ACT AUTHORIZES INVESTMENTS OF $2.7 BILLION OVER 20 YEARS ON THE UPPER OHIO RIVER TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN THE EMSWORTH, DASHIELDS AND MONTGOMERY LOCKS AND DAMS. THE UPPER OHIO RIVER NAVIGATION PROJECT WILL ENSURE THE RELIABLE MOVEMENT OF GOODS THAT OUR REGION'S ECONOMY, INCLUDING ENERGY AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, DEPEND UPON. AND THE PROJECT WILL HELP STAVE OFF DEVASTATING EFFECTS TO OUR RECREATIONAL USES OF THE RIVER, DRINKING WATER AND WATER QUALITY.CONGRESS ALSO PASSED THE FRANK R. LAUTENBERG CHEMICAL SAFETY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACT, WHICH REFORMS THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA). TSCA REFORM WILL HELP GROW THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, WHICH EMPLOYS MORE THAN 43,000 PEOPLE IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION. IT WILL ALSO ASSURE CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS THAT THE CHEMICALS IN THEIR GOODS ARE SAFE AND RISK-FREE.STATE ACCOMPLISHMENTSPENNSYLVANIA'S OVERALL BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IMPROVED ITS RANKING FROM 28TH TO 24TH ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE TAX FOUNDATION THAT WAS RELEASED IN 2016. THE COMMONWEALTH NOW TIES HAWAII FOR THE LARGEST LEAP IN THE YEAR-OVER-YEAR RANKING. THE ELIMINATION OF THE THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT) IN 2015 WAS CREDITED FOR THE IMPROVED RANKING. THE GPCC WORKED WITH NUMEROUS PARTNERS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA FOR MORE THAN 15-YEARS TO ELIMINATE THE CSFT. THE TAX FOUNDATION REPORT DEMONSTRATES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PHASE-OUT OF THIS UNCOMPETITIVE TAX.LEGISLATION DOUBLING THE CAP ON THE STATE'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) FROM $18 MILLION TO $36 MILLION WAS APPROVED BY THE PA HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN 2016. THE NAP TAX CREDIT IS A KEY PART OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE'S STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP, WHICH LEVERAGES FUNDS TO SUPPORT REVITALIZATION EFFORTS IN SEVEN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE REGION. A TOP PRIORITY, THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO ADVANCE EFFORTS TO EXPAND THE NAP PROGRAM. THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS RELEASED ITS FINAL REPORT ON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE), WHICH INCLUDED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO IMPROVE THE CTE SYSTEM IN PENNSYLVANIA. ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE STAFF TESTIFIED AT TWO HEARINGS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH MEMBERS TO SHAPE THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL REPORT. ANOTHER MAJOR GPCC STATE PRIORITY THAT SAW PROGRESS IN 2016 WAS STATE PENSION REFORM. WORK, HOWEVER, REMAINS ON THIS VITAL ISSUE AND THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR MEANINGFUL STATE AND MUNICIPAL PENSION REFORM.LOCAL ACCOMPLISHMENTSTHE GPCC HELPED TO CONVENE A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PITTSBURGH COUNCILMAN COREY O'CONNOR, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE PITTSBURGH PROMISE TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM THAT INCENTIVIZES LOCAL HIRING OF PITTSBURGH PROMISE GRADUATES. THE PROGRAM WILL HELP TO RETAIN MORE LOCAL TALENT IN THE WORKFORCE, WHICH WILL BE CRITICAL TO ADDRESSING THE REGION'S WORKFORCE PIPELINE CRISIS. THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT ON PUBLIC POLICY THAT HELPS LINK JOB-SEEKERS WITH EMPLOYERS IN THE REGION.IN 2016, SHELL ANNOUNCED ITS POSITIVE FINAL INVESTMENT DECISION TO BUILD A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX, INCLUDING AN ETHANE "CRACKER," ON THE FORMER HORSEHEAD INDUSTRIES SITE IN MONACA, BEAVER COUNTY. THE PLANT WILL BE ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN NORTH AMERICA - THE LARGEST SINGLE "FROM THE GROUND UP" INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION IN A GENERATION - AND THE FIRST MAJOR U.S. PROJECT OF ITS TYPE TO BE BUILT OUTSIDE THE GULF COAST REGION IN 20 YEARS. THE GPCC PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN ADVOCATING TO IMPROVE PENNSYLVANIA AND OUR REGION'S COMPETITIVENESS FOR PETROCHEMICAL OPERATIONS AND WORKED WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ENSURE ONGOING COORDINATION, PLANNING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION.
Program descriptionTHE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (GPCC), THE ADVOCACY ARM OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, SERVES AS THE 10-COUNTY PITTSBURGH REGION'S CHIEF ADVOCATE AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO SECURE PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT AND LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE. THE ENDURING CONTRIBUTION OF THE GPCC IS ITS ABILITY TO BRING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER AROUND ISSUES CRITICAL TO THE REGION'S COMPETITIVENESS AND, THROUGH A UNIFIED VOICE, EFFECTIVELY CONVEY THE NEEDS AND PRIORITIES OF THE REGION TO LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL DECISION MAKERS.2016 WAS AN EXCITING AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE GREATER PITTSBURGH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE ADVOCACY ARM OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. WE ADVANCED A NUMBER OF PRIORITIES AT THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE CONFERENCE'S AGENDA TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OPPORTUNITY AND MISSION TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE 10-COUNTY PITTSBURGH REGION. WE ACHIEVED A BIG WIN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE NATION ACT (WIIN), WHICH AUTHORIZES A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO REHABILITATE OUR WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE AS PART OF THE UPPER OHIO RIVER NAVIGATION PROJECT. AT THE STATE LEVEL, WE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS IN ADVANCING LEGISLATION TO REFORM OUR PUBLIC PENSION SYSTEM AND EXPAND THE PENNSYLVANIA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, A KEY PART OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE'S STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP. AND LOCALLY, WE WORKED WITH THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM TO HELP RETAIN MORE OF OUR LOCAL TALENT IN THE WORKFORCE.FEDERAL ACCOMPLISHMENTSIN 2016, CONGRESS PASSED A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE-FUNDING PACKAGE - THE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE NATION ACT (WIIN) - WHICH WILL MAKE CRITICAL INVESTMENTS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE OUR NATION'S AILING WATERWAYS INFRASTRUCTURE. THE GPCC WORKED CLOSELY WITH PARTNERS, INCLUDING THE PORT OF PITTSBURGH COMMISSION AND THE GREAT LAKES METRO CHAMBERS COALITION, TO ADVANCE THIS KEY REGIONAL PRIORITY. THE WIIN ACT AUTHORIZES INVESTMENTS OF $2.7 BILLION OVER 20 YEARS ON THE UPPER OHIO RIVER TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN THE EMSWORTH, DASHIELDS AND MONTGOMERY LOCKS AND DAMS. THE UPPER OHIO RIVER NAVIGATION PROJECT WILL ENSURE THE RELIABLE MOVEMENT OF GOODS THAT OUR REGION'S ECONOMY, INCLUDING ENERGY AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, DEPEND UPON. AND THE PROJECT WILL HELP STAVE OFF DEVASTATING EFFECTS TO OUR RECREATIONAL USES OF THE RIVER, DRINKING WATER AND WATER QUALITY.CONGRESS ALSO PASSED THE FRANK R. LAUTENBERG CHEMICAL SAFETY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ACT, WHICH REFORMS THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA). TSCA REFORM WILL HELP GROW THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, WHICH EMPLOYS MORE THAN 43,000 PEOPLE IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION. IT WILL ALSO ASSURE CONSUMERS AND PRODUCERS THAT THE CHEMICALS IN THEIR GOODS ARE SAFE AND RISK-FREE.STATE ACCOMPLISHMENTSPENNSYLVANIA'S OVERALL BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE IMPROVED ITS RANKING FROM 28TH TO 24TH ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE TAX FOUNDATION THAT WAS RELEASED IN 2016. THE COMMONWEALTH NOW TIES HAWAII FOR THE LARGEST LEAP IN THE YEAR-OVER-YEAR RANKING. THE ELIMINATION OF THE THE CAPITAL STOCK AND FRANCHISE TAX (CSFT) IN 2015 WAS CREDITED FOR THE IMPROVED RANKING. THE GPCC WORKED WITH NUMEROUS PARTNERS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA FOR MORE THAN 15-YEARS TO ELIMINATE THE CSFT. THE TAX FOUNDATION REPORT DEMONSTRATES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PHASE-OUT OF THIS UNCOMPETITIVE TAX.LEGISLATION DOUBLING THE CAP ON THE STATE'S NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (NAP) FROM $18 MILLION TO $36 MILLION WAS APPROVED BY THE PA HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN 2016. THE NAP TAX CREDIT IS A KEY PART OF THE ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE'S STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP, WHICH LEVERAGES FUNDS TO SUPPORT REVITALIZATION EFFORTS IN SEVEN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE REGION. A TOP PRIORITY, THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO ADVANCE EFFORTS TO EXPAND THE NAP PROGRAM. THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND CAREER READINESS RELEASED ITS FINAL REPORT ON CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE), WHICH INCLUDED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW TO IMPROVE THE CTE SYSTEM IN PENNSYLVANIA. ALLEGHENY CONFERENCE STAFF TESTIFIED AT TWO HEARINGS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH MEMBERS TO SHAPE THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL REPORT. ANOTHER MAJOR GPCC STATE PRIORITY THAT SAW PROGRESS IN 2016 WAS STATE PENSION REFORM. WORK, HOWEVER, REMAINS ON THIS VITAL ISSUE AND THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR MEANINGFUL STATE AND MUNICIPAL PENSION REFORM.LOCAL ACCOMPLISHMENTSTHE GPCC HELPED TO CONVENE A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PITTSBURGH COUNCILMAN COREY O'CONNOR, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND THE PITTSBURGH PROMISE TO LAUNCH A PROGRAM THAT INCENTIVIZES LOCAL HIRING OF PITTSBURGH PROMISE GRADUATES. THE PROGRAM WILL HELP TO RETAIN MORE LOCAL TALENT IN THE WORKFORCE, WHICH WILL BE CRITICAL TO ADDRESSING THE REGION'S WORKFORCE PIPELINE CRISIS. THE GPCC WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT ON PUBLIC POLICY THAT HELPS LINK JOB-SEEKERS WITH EMPLOYERS IN THE REGION.IN 2016, SHELL ANNOUNCED ITS POSITIVE FINAL INVESTMENT DECISION TO BUILD A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX, INCLUDING AN ETHANE "CRACKER," ON THE FORMER HORSEHEAD INDUSTRIES SITE IN MONACA, BEAVER COUNTY. THE PLANT WILL BE ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN NORTH AMERICA - THE LARGEST SINGLE "FROM THE GROUND UP" INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN THE PITTSBURGH REGION IN A GENERATION - AND THE FIRST MAJOR U.S. PROJECT OF ITS TYPE TO BE BUILT OUTSIDE THE GULF COAST REGION IN 20 YEARS. THE GPCC PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN ADVOCATING TO IMPROVE PENNSYLVANIA AND OUR REGION'S COMPETITIVENESS FOR PETROCHEMICAL OPERATIONS AND WORKED WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ENSURE ONGOING COORDINATION, PLANNING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,320,306.00$1,185,827.00$1,264,501.00$1,346,006.00$1,294,788.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$873,556.00$767,896.00$744,077.00$752,924.00$742,409.00
Investment income, current yr$43.00$115.00$39.00$109.00$175.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$873,556.00$767,896.00$744,077.00$752,924.00$742,409.00
Total unrelated business revenue$1,350.00$1,378.00$2,640.00$3,416.00$9,703.00
Other revenue, current yr$1,350.00$1,378.00$2,640.00$3,416.00$9,703.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue-$1,230.00-$2,280.00-$1,473.00-$870.00-$659.00
Program service revenue (total)$445,357.00$416,438.00$517,745.00$589,557.00$542,501.00
Gross receipts$1,320,306.00$1,185,827.00$1,264,501.00$1,346,006.00$1,294,788.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$763,951.00$650,666.00$569,227.00$571,574.00$543,259.00
Contributions from related organizations  $60,000.00$60,000.00$104,300.00
Revenue from all other contributions$109,605.00$117,230.00$114,850.00$121,350.00$94,850.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$1,350.00$1,378.00$2,640.00$3,416.00$9,703.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$43.00$115.00$39.00$109.00$175.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00 $0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,320,306.00$1,185,827.00$1,264,501.00$1,346,006.00$1,294,788.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$219,244.00$206,744.00$172,926.00$126,693.00$218,292.00
Legal fees (total)$5,342.00$596.00$1,552.00$1,108.00$664.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$154,634.00$219,554.00$276,055.00$334,750.00$183,945.00
Total assets, beginning of year$219,554.00$276,055.00$334,750.00$183,945.00$219,241.00
Total liabilities$130,727.00$195,647.00$252,148.00$310,843.00$160,038.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$195,647.00$252,148.00$310,843.00$160,038.00$195,334.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00
Net assets$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00
Net assets, beginning of year$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00
Other liabilities$73,925.00$101,750.00$162,548.00$253,813.00$101,645.00
Investments: other securities$17,200.00$17,200.00$17,200.00$17,200.00$17,200.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$41,349.00$51,525.00$67,986.00$34,342.00$45,088.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$51,525.00$67,986.00$34,342.00$45,088.00$39,644.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Advertising (total)$12,972.00$16,735.00$15,442.00$18,166.00$110,118.00
Savings & temp cash investment$27,399.00$43,251.00$110,705.00$44,733.00$52,290.00
Accounts receivable, net$52,810.00$68,738.00$71,794.00$231,021.00$61,507.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$15,876.00$38,840.00$8,370.00$7,454.00$7,860.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$23,923.00$14,068.00$20,650.00$22,796.00$13,562.00
Deferred revenue$32,879.00$79,829.00$68,950.00$34,234.00$44,831.00
Total net assets or fund balances$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00$23,907.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$7,353.00$9,311.00$7,934.00$9,340.00$8,066.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members3334353326
Number of independent voting members3233343225
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Audit on consolidated basisTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-272017-03-222016-02-052014-12-312014-01-06
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201723189349303892201613169349300846201523139349303177201403239349300310201313239349300406
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