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SMPS January 2016 Luncheon: Peering into the Crystal Ball – A 2016 Economic Development Forecast

January 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Please join SMPS Pittsburgh in the new year on January 20th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the state of economic development in and around our region. The panel will provide insight on the policies and incentives guiding development opportunities in Southwestern PA and West Virginia.  Learn how your A/E/C firm can get involved in the region’s growing economy.

Please note the location for this event has changed and will take place at the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, 337 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.


Holly Childs, President – Morgantown Area Economic Partnership & Director – Monongalia County Development Authority

Ken Raybuck, Executive Director – Butler County Community Development Corporation

Jason Rigone, Executive Director – Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation

Jeff Kotula, President – Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Burd – Tall Timber Group (Moderator)


Members – $45

Non-members – $65

Walk-Ins – $75

*PLEASE NOTE: The selection for lunch will be a CHICKEN meal. If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Sheena Hoover at secretary@smpspittsburgh.org and we will accommodate your needs.



*Sponsorship opportunities are available for this luncheon program as well as upcoming programs. Please contact Michael Len / Katie Stern at (sponsorship@smpspittsburgh.org) for more information.

Luncheon Sponsors


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Annual Sponsors







Annual In-Kind Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsor: ARC

In-Kind Sponsor: thendesign

The “2016 Economic Development Forecasts” program is ideal for professionals who are:

  • Principals and Owners Interested in pursuing opportunities in Southwestern PA and WV
  • A/E/C professionals looking for current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Business development and marketing professionals desiring to expand their professional network
  • Professionals invested in supporting growth in the A/E/C industry

Benefits of Attending:

  • Opportunities for face-time with decisionmakers
  • Learn about current and upcoming business opportunities
  • Network with colleagues and clients


February 10, 2016 – Monthly Luncheon: Taking the Temperature of Healthcare Design & Construction

March 16, 2016 – Monthly Luncheon: Made in Pennsylvania – The New Face of Manufacturing

April 20, 2016 – Monthly Luncheon: Multi-Family Real Estate – Senior Living to Student Housing

May 18, 2016 – Monthly Luncheon: How Do We Get There? – Opportunities to Address Our Aging Transportation Infrastructure, Regional Connectivity, and Alternative Transportation

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund by contacting treasurer@smpspittsburgh.org. Pre-registered “no-shows” are responsible for the full cost of registration plus a service charge and will be billed accordingly. If you paid by credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid by check, a refund will be mailed to you within 10 business days.

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Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA

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