It’s a great time to live, work and play in Allegheny
County. I am proud to be the Allegheny County Executive, and to play a role in
seeing our vibrant community thrive.
Almost every week, the Pittsburgh region receives another
accolade. Kiplinger says the Pittsburgh region is one of 10 Great Places to Start a Business. We’re ranked near the top
of ten best places to pursue the American dream and # 2 in intergenerational upward
mobility. In June, we had a third visit from the President of the United States
in just five months – a President who frequently references Pittsburgh as an
example of how to get things done.
Our people and our economy reflect that success. Our County’s population grew again this past
year. Pittsburgh is ranked first in the world in housing affordability. Over
10,000 jobs were created in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area from March 2013
through April 2014. Wages grew 13% from June 2009 through December 2013, our 5.6%
unemployment rate remains below state and national averages, and nearly 33,000
jobs are currently available in Allegheny County.
Ultimately, it is our practice of working together that makes our region so successful.
Together, we are strong, motivated, linked, informed, and educated. I’m so
grateful that our 1.3 million residents are part of that success story and look
forward to the continued prosperity our region will enjoy because we work