Butler Radio: Fitzgerald Details Goal As New Leader Of SPC

Rich Fitzgerald joined Tyler Friel during the WISR News at Noon. 

Outgoing Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald has already announced starting next year he will become the Executive Director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

In his new role he will be overseeing economic development in the 10-county western Pennsylvania region.

With billions of dollars coming to the region for infrastructure, Fitzgerald wants to spend that money on more than just major highways.

“I don’t want to limit it to just highways, there are things we could do for places like Moraine State Park that could be dollars accessed through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the IRA, which are projects that deal with climate change and decarbonization,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald also talked about what his goal will be for the area in 10 years.

“For people when they grow up, I want people to say there are jobs here so that my kids can live there and I can see my grandkids,” Fitzgerald said.

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