Saturday, September 19, 2009

China Daily Article Highlights Pittsburgh's Third-Generation Energy Industry; Reaches Millions

A new article in the English-language China Daily, which reaches more than 12 million readers around the world, highlights the Pittsburgh Region's cutting-edge energy industry, and focuses on Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Co. as a world leader in nuclear technology.

Westinghouse PhotoTitled "City of Steel Turns to Nuclear Tech to Boost Economy," the article describes the region's transformation from heavy industry to a more diverse, innovation-based economy.

As an example, it quotes Westinghouse's hiring of thousands of engineers and other staff in spite of the current economic slowdown.

The article also cites Roger Cranville, president of the new Pittsburgh China Center.

“China is a very important market for Pittsburgh, and promises to become even more important in the years ahead,” said Cranville, who is also president of the new GlobalPittsburgh.

"Pittsburgh is a model for economic revitalization, since it has recovered strongly from the collapse of the domestic US steel industry during the 1980s to become a center for medicine, energy research, advanced manufacturing, robotics and technological innovation."

to read the full China Daily article.

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