“There are 4,000 small manufacturing firms in our region and they all need people, and so this is a pathway to that kind of employment.”
The indie film is giving real-world experience to students and Hill District residents who have never worked on a shoot.
Visitors to Phipps Conservatory can receive a free membership for switching to Green Mountain Energy.
“This is truly a grassroots effort that started with community leaders who looked around and realized that Pittsburgh's cultural vibrancy did not extend beyond the city."
Founded in 2011, the company has become known for its specially-designed graphic tees emblazoned with famous Pittsburgh sayings and throwback logos for area sports teams.
"We've found that Pittsburghers are a great fit at Amazon, where they're empowered to invent and think big on behalf of our customers.”
With its eclectic shops and restaurants and turn-of-the-century buildings awaiting restoration, the Strip is prized property right now, attracting more than just visitors. Million-dollar condos, luxury apartments, office buildings and a parking garage are newly built or nearing completion. Other sizable projects will start soon.
"We're trying to create our own pocket of individuals who feel passionate about feminism, social justice, equity and technology.”
“We want the experience to be like you're in your friend's closet.”
The URA estimates that 2,814 permanent jobs, 417 housing units and 2,344 construction jobs are attributable to the program, which helps leverage private development in "economically distressed areas."