An Advocate For You.
At nearly every stage of a technology firm’s lifespan, there are many ways that public policy decisions can enhance or impede an entrepreneur’s growth strategy. Understanding those threats and opportunities has become one of the most critical, yet least understood aspects of launching and growing a successful technology business in today’s economy.
Representing the aggregate voice of more than 1,400 member companies, the Pittsburgh Technology Council employs an experienced government relations team that works to educate individual technology firms about government-related threats and opportunities, while also working to promote a pro-growth public policy agenda on behalf of the entire region’s technology industry.
As a member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, you have the opportunity to add your voice to a growing chorus of regional leaders who are promoting the creation of a favorable business climate in southwestern Pennsylvania. Equally important, you will enjoy access to an experienced cadre of government relations specialists who can help your business develop a comprehensive government affairs strategy.
- Influence key tax, regulatory and economic development policies that impact your success
- Understand the government procurement process and interact with key government buyers
- Navigate government R&D programs and economic development incentives
- Develop meaningful relationships with regional policy leaders
A Voice for Business
Consistent with our mission, the Council has emerged as the region’s preeminent leader in driving a pro-growth public environment on behalf of the region’s technology sector. To that end, our public policy committee meets regularly to evaluate emerging policy issues, to update our priority agenda items and to develop an advocacy strategy targeting positive regional change.
In developing our position statements on various
tax policies, the Council historically has adopted
a position that seeks to create a tax environment
that, at most, is no more obtrusive than that of
competing cities and states.
Simply stated, bringing business taxes to the
average level of our competitors will remove
impediments to our region’s growth.
Go Government. For more information about the Council’s Government Relations initiatives, or if you have a specific issue that you would like to see the Council address, please contact Brian Kennedy, Vice President, Government & External Relations at 412.918.4297.