Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Pittsburgh leaders set for China trip - Last Call

Last call: If you want to blog with me while Dan Onorato and others are in China -- let me know. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to blog on a DAILY basis about the trip, Pittsburgh's connection to China, all of our Chinese Restaurants, what it means to really REDD Up, and more.
Pittsburgh leaders set for China trip - Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh community leaders and company representatives are traveling to China on Friday for an eight-day mission aimed at building business relationships with the country, they announced at a news conference Tuesday.

Among those making the trip are Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Mike Langley.
We've got a blog dedicated to this activity,, so you don't need to feel as if you got hooked into blogging at this Mark Rauterkus & Running Mates Blog. There, we can talk like Emperors, with or without clothing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pennsylvania's exports to China increased 35 percent from 2005 to 2006, and China is now the No. 3 market for the commonwealth's goods.

"China is just one of seven markets to which Pennsylvania sells more than $1 billion in products and services each year, but it may be the country in which there is the greatest opportunity for continued growth of our exports, which is why we're going on this trip," Langley said in a statement.

Pittsburgh-based companies sending representatives to China include Medrad Inc., Eaton Corp., and HRV Conformance Verifications Associates Inc. Those who will play host to tours of their China operations include Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT), PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG), Westinghouse Corp., Bombardier and Calgon Carbon Corp. (NYSE:CCC).

The delegation will spend four days in Beijing, one day in Tianjin and three days in Shanghai.

"Doing business is all about building strong, long-lasting relationships," Langley said. "This trip is all about laying groundwork for years of partnership between our region and the Chinese."