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April 11, 2011 – The Pittsburgh region is now recognized as a top destination for global business investment. According to fDi, “Foreign Direct Investment” magazine, Pittsburgh ranked first overall in the large cities category among the fDi2011/2012 Americas Cities of the Future. Pittsburgh also was recognized as third for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy in that category, and 10th for both economic potential and human resources. fDi Intelligence selected its 2011/2012 Americas Cities of the Future through a market research process that’s similar to the one used by site selection consultants to identify locations for business investment. “Data and numbers are important. But what’s equally important and unique is Pittsburgh’s spirit of collaboration. It’s how we do business, and it makes the difference,” said Dewitt Peart, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
Pittsburgh’s under 45 work force, remains one of the most educated in the country, as measured by the percentage of younger workers who have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to U.S. Census data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research. Check out the complete article by Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2010.
A recent survey recently ranked Pittsburgh’s metro area as the 73rd strongest economy in the country (Policom Corp.). Check out the article from the Pittsburgh Business Times, May 2010.
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Barbara VanKirk, President & Owner of IQ Inc, and the 2009 ATHENA Award® Winner emceed the 15th Annual Winners’ Circle Luncheon, held on Wednesday, May 19th 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Congratulations to all of the winners!!!
- Marisa Yaniszeski (Owner, PKSA Karate – Greensburg) – YWCA Rising Star Award
- Meagan Bilik DeFazio, Esq (Associate, Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik) - Award for Community Service
- Bridgeway Capital, (Mark Peterson, President & Angel Marschik, Senior Loan Officer) – Seton Hill Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
- Carol Fox, MD (Interim Chief Medical Officer, Excela Health) – ATHENA Award®
Forbes Magazine has named Pittsburgh its “Most Livable City” in its annual report that looks at unemployment, crime, income growth, arts and leisure, and cost of living. Check out the article in Forbes Magazine by Francesca Levy, April 2010.
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Recent graduates stick around after graduation! Pittsburgh was rated a top city for new graduates by the Huffington Post. From our booming education and health care industries, to our nightlife and cultural scenes, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer young professionals in addition to a job!
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More people are deciding to stay in Pittsburgh (and why wouldn’t you?) then leaving for other cities. Check out the recent article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Census: More people arrive than leave for first time in almost 20 years, by Brian Bowling (March 24, 2010).
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Pittsburgh has been earning oohs and aahs for our wizardry in the green revolution. Check out the article by Lissa Rosenthal from Pittsburgh-Magazine (April 2010) as she reports on Pittsburgh’s green revolution and upcoming events.
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It is truly an honor to be among such distinguished companies and to accept this award on behalf of IQ Inc. At IQ, ethics is a core value. Receiving this award is a testament to the entire organizations belief that strong ethics lead to success in business. I am proud to say that each IQ employee continues to exemplify our high standards of ethical conduct.
Thank you and Congratulations!
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