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  1. 1. Pittsburgh: From a Steel innovation Epicenter to a region of technology inventions Audrey Russo, President & CEO W E H E L P O U R R E G I O N ’ S T E C H N O L O G Y C O M P A N I E S S U C C E E D.
  2. 2. About the Council PURPOSE The Council is a member-based trade association that provides tangible and quantifiable benefits to its members. VISION By serving our members, the Council is a vital contributor to the creation, growth and success of regional technology businesses and ecosystem. MISSION © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council We help our region’s technology companies succeed. nnnn
  3. 3. About the Council  Serving 13 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania  Population of service area is approximately 2,900,000 © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council nnnn
  4. 4. About the Council  Council Facts  Formed in 1983 as Pittsburgh High Technology Council as the first of such in N.A.  1998 became Pittsburgh Technology Council  Largest and oldest technology council in the country  Private Not-for-profit, 501(c) 6 corporation  Currently 24 employees  Membership Facts:  ~ 1,400 members  ~ 840 technology firms, 560 technology-user companies  Employ nearly 170,000 people throughout the region  Technology clusters – Life Sciences, Information Technology (Software, Multimedia, Robotics, Hardware Design and Support), Advanced © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council Manufacturing, Green Technology nnnn
  5. 5. Our Marketplace  Focus areas  Information Technology, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Green Technology  Market Size  3,615 advanced manufacturing and technology companies in the SWPA region*  Current Council Market Share  Allegheny County represents the core of market area:  75% of technology members are based  Largest concentration, highest market share, and greatest potential is in the information technology sector © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council Catalyst Connection study – SOI report 2009 nnnn
  6. 6. Our Marketplace  Challenges and Opportunities  Enhancing workforce education and development  Ensuring entrepreneurial vitality through investment, collaboration & business pathways  Improving the regional and state business climate  Improving the region’s image and strengthening its brand © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council nnnn
  7. 7. Key Services  Four Key Service Platforms  Business Development  Talent  Visibility & Exposure  Government Relations & Advocacy © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council nnnn
  8. 8. Business Development  Provide Business Development to Assist Companies with Growth & Prosperity  One-on-one introductions  Establish partnerships to leverage regional innovation (Pens, Phipps, Aviary)  Events, special programs, intimate gatherings  User groups, Annual conferences, Venture Out, Women in Tech, Art & Tech, IT Speaker Series, C-level only functions  Networking – multi dimensional opportunities  Member2Member Programs  Facilitating investment opportunities globally © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council nnnn
  9. 9. Talent  Help Tech Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent  Employee Benefits packages  Assist with talent (attraction and retention) – special programs & projects  Pittsburgh Career Connector www.pittsburghcareerconnector.com – go to place for tech positions  Annual Compensation Survey  Tuition Discount Program/eUniversity  Job Fairs, dinners, webcasts  Speaker series © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council nnnn
  10. 10. Visibility & Exposure  Publications / Resources to Build Business  TEQ Magazine  Made in PA  Council Website www.pghtech.org  techV!BE eNewsletter  techV!BE live Radio 1410 AM WMNY  TECHburgher Blog www.techburgher.com  Membership Directory  Media Relations Center  Custom Publications  “One World Pittsburgh”  Social media © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council  State of the Industry Reporting nnnn
  11. 11. Government Relations  Programs (federal, state & local)  Economic Development Assistance  Introductions to Elected Officials  Business2Government  Public Policy Forums  Company Tours  Hill Days  Results  $650 Million Energy Independence Strategy  $40 Million R&D Tax Credit  Expanded cap on NOL © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council  Prevention of $70 million in business taxes for City of Pittsburgh nnnn
  12. 12. nnnn Results of Our Work © 2008 Pittsburgh Technology Council
  13. 13. Overview: Pittsburgh Technology Council Audrey Russo, President & CEO W E H E L P O U R R E G I O N ’ S T E C H N O L O G Y C O M P A N I E S S U C C E E D.

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