Getting in Gear: A Message from the Chair


“The world has shifted its perspective on the Pittsburgh region – we’re on the short list of places to visit, invest, work and live. Yet we cannot afford to be complacent. In fact, it is time for us to shift into a higher gear.”

– Morgan O'Brien, 2014-2015 Chair, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
President and CEO, Peoples Natural Gas

Map of southwestern Pennsylvania

The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and its affiliates – the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce (GPCC), the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh (PEL) and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) – work together to improve the economy and the quality of life in the 10-county southwestern Pennsylvania region. 

The GPCC advocates at the local, state and federal levels of government for economic climate improvements that enhance our region’s competitiveness.

The PEL provides public policy research and analysis on the most critical issues for our region’s competitiveness.

The PRA markets the benefits of conducting business in the region to companies all over the world that are growing, relocating or expanding.