Fostering Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh’s Underserved Neighborhoods
Urban Innovation21 recently announced the first 20 companies to receive seed grants and business support services to help drive growth in Pittsburgh’s underserved communities. The top grant awardee is Artistry Greenscapes, a 20-year strong, full-service landscape company that has provided landscaping for such locations at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and Market Square. Artistry’s president and CEO Ken Ross is joined by William Generett, Jr., president and CEO of Urban Innovation21 to discuss the program and how it aims to connect companies to Pittsburgh’s vibrant ecosystem.
Hola Pittsburgh: Growing Pittsburgh’s Hispanic Population
A century ago, Pittsburgh’s population was one of the most diverse in the nation as European immigrants flocked to the region in search of opportunity. Yet today, Pittsburgh is one of America’s least diverse regions – especially among Hispanics. A new partnership called “Hola Pittsburgh” is working to change this by marketing the opportunities available in the region to Hispanics. Victor Diaz, a board member with the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is joined by Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Melanie Harrington and the Pittsburgh Promise’s Saleem Ghubril to discuss what’s in store for the initiative.
Sherlock: The Next Big Thing in the Big Data World
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s latest supercomputer – the 14th in its 26-year history – is truly cutting edge. Called Sherlock, this mega machine is able to crunch huge amounts of data and can have beneficial applications for businesses throughout the Pittsburgh region. Dr. Nick Nystrom, director of strategic applications at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center discusses what makes Sherlock unique and how businesses can take advantage of its computing prowess.
Our Region’s Business airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV. Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.