Butler Eagle: Chamber event explains ways the region can grow, how it’s thriving

Economic development tends to happen when different counties within a region help one another by sharing assets, while investing in infrastructure and education, according to Rich Fitzgerald, executive director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

These topics among others were discussed Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual legislative breakfast event, where Fitzgerald and Matt Smith, chief growth officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, spoke to a crowd of chamber members at The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Highway.

“The good things we have in this region are the diversity of industries,” Fitzgerald said. “I think building upon all those assets we can continue to grow and make this a place where our young people want to stay.”

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