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Welcoming Pittsburgh and URA Complete National Welcoming Economies Pilot Program

Press Release
January 8, 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Welcoming Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) have announced the completion of Welcoming America’s 2020 Welcoming Economies Technical Assistance Pilot (WE Pilot) program.The WE Pilot supports local leaders in advancing policies, programs, partnerships, and practices that include immigrants as part of their local or regional economic strategy.  

Throughout the year, the WE Pilot team and other national experts provided the City and URA with more than 20 hours of direct technical assistance, access to subject area experts, hands-on coaching, and peer learning opportunities to advance the economic inclusion of immigrants and contribute to local economic development efforts that impact all residents.  

“We are proud of the work that Welcoming Pittsburgh and the URA have accomplished as part of this pilot,” said Mayor William Peduto. “With Welcoming Economies’ support, we are continuing to realize the vision laid out by our immigrant and refugee communities in the Welcoming Pittsburgh Roadmap so that all feel welcome here and find support in successful housing and small business endeavors that make our city stronger.” 

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