Wednesday, May 13, 2009
During the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Asia tour this month, business representatives will join them to tie business opportunities in China, South Korea and Taiwan to the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Global Marketing Senior Vice President Roger Cranville says Pittsburgh has many strengths that are unmatched anywhere else in the country. In particular, he wants to establish the region as an "energy hub" of coal, nuclear and wind. There are two other representatives going to China: one from Pittsburgh International Airport and one from the Allegheny County Economic Development. Another objective is to create a direct flight from Pittsburgh to China, and use warehouse space at the airport in Pittsburgh. Cranville says they are traveling with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to reveal "a cultural backdrop" of Pittsburgh, so that there are many reasons to invest in the region.