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Tuesday Rundown: Immigration and Innovation in Pittsburgh

Phil Quinn

These topics air Tuesday June 10, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Attracting Immigrants to Pittsburgh

A recent report by the Institute for Policy Innovation concludes that wages rise fastest in U.S. cities with the greatest influx of highly skilled immigrants. This could be one reason why a number of cities are looking to attract more immigrants to their municipalities. Attracting and retaining immigrant populations will be the focus of the Global Great Lakes Conference taking place this week in Pittsburgh. Joining us in to Studio A to provide an overview of the conference is Betty Cruz, Non-Profit and Faith Based Mgr for Mayor Peduto’s Office and Tom Buell, Director, Marketing & Study Pittsburgh Initiative at Global Pittsburgh. We’ll also talk with Gabriel Berumen, a native of Mexico and owner of Las Palmas, a Latino grocery with stores in Oakland, Beechview, Brookline and Washington, PA.

Sharp Dressed Man

They say clothes make the man. While mens' wear doesn’t go through many changes local entrepreneur George Howard’s tie accessory is poised to take the fashion world by storm. We’ll meet him and find out how necessity was the mother of his invention.

The Business of Invention

An invention and new product exposition is taking place in Pittsburgh this week. What does it take to get a product from idea to store shelves? Contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of invention. 

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