London-based fDi Reporter Puts Boots on the Ground in Pittsburgh, Is Charmed by “Small Big City”
Getting his first look as a journalist what makes Pittsburgh a Top Americas “City of the Future” (ranked as such this April by Foreign Direct Investment – or fDi – a publication of the Financial Times) was Michal Kaczmarski, who recently moved from his native Poland to London to join fDi’s staff as senior reporter/markets editor. Kaczmarski was in Pittsburgh from Oct. 15 – 19, hosted by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the marketing affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
The PRA planned a robust agenda for Kaczmarski’s time in Pittsburgh and introduced him to a number of companies, organizations and individuals that are defining Pittsburgh as a true “city of future.” Among those were Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center and ETC spin-out companies; Google Pittsburgh; Innovation Works and its AlphaLab young entrepreneurs; robotics company RE2; Precision Therapeutics; the Center for Connected Medicine; SnapRetail; and CareerImp, both of which are affiliated with the Pittsburgh Technology Council; AquaTech; and SEEGRID.
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