The South Side
The Hot Metal Bridge, which carried molten steel across the Monongahela, links the Technology Center to the South Side. On this side of the river, the Jones Laughlin site retains its old name of SouthSide Works, but has a new identity as a $300 million retail and complex. The classic city street grid and red brick buildings one of oldest neighborhoods. where MAYA Design, named one of Fortune Small Business best small workplaces in 2009, aims to reconnect major companies with their customers through humancentered design. Eschewing Firms such as Whirlpool, Panasonic and the traditional local retailer American Eagle turn conference room, MAYA Design has a to MAYA to make their experience or circular room easier and more powerful. focuses on with walls covered in taking the advanced technology of the conwhite board. nected world and making it easy to says
company president and CEO Mickey McManus. is getting so cheap, overwhelming. And solutions improve interfaces, using design to increase user satisfaction and, of course, sales. Twenty years in the neighborhood has convinced MAYA to stay put. people is not easy. Pittsburgh has been good for us, because of its world-class reputation for computer science. And this is a great, lively local community with good he adds, referring to the bistros and nightclubs that line central East Carson Street. Chief PNC economist Stuart also credits the success of the technology factor in buoying its fortunes, but he adds that cooperation between government and industry has been a key ingredient. essential to resiliency, and also nothing new. no shortage of Allegheny Conference on Community Development has been a major player. Government contributes. So does the private sector, with companies giving time and attention to help the region transform. been going on for a //
WESTINGHOUSE IS FOCUSED ON
building and investing in our future.
New Westinghouse headquarters, Cranberry Township, PA.
There are signs of unprecedented growth in the nuclear energy industry. And Western Pennsylvania is helping to make it happen.
Across the globe electricity demand will nearly double by the year 2030. The growing need for electricity and the desire to produce electricity without harming the environment has sparked a robust desire around the world to use nuclear energy. As a result, Westinghouse is hiring, building and investing. The company has hired nearly 5,000 new employees globally in the last four years and now employs nearly 6,000 in Western Pennsylvania, with major facilities in Cranberry Township, Monroeville, Blairsville, Madison and New Stanton. Globally, employment totals 14,000. Among the drivers behind this expansion is the Westinghouse nuclear power plant. Currently, Westinghouse is building four in China with the units to come online on schedule in 2013. Westinghouse also has six contracts for in the United States and is also pursuing new plants in markets across the globe, including India, South Africa, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Westinghouse nuclear technology will help provide future generations with safe, clean and reliable electricity. Check us out at www.westinghousenuclear.com
deltaskymag.com June 2010
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