January 09, 2017 10:30AM
Public and private investment in the City of Pittsburg has led to exciting and encouraging community growth, according the latest edition of the Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report. The report is published quarterly by Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business.
The report, developed by PSU assistant professor and economic researcher Michael Davidsson, features the latest facts and figures regarding economic, property and employment trends in the region.
The latest report states that the level of investment in the city over the past three years is a sign of growing optimism in the community’s future.
“Almost $300 million in three years is a significant level of investment for a town the size of Pittsburg,” Davidsson wrote, “and it is not accidental. It results from conscious efforts to create an environment that improves the wealth of the entire community.”
In the report, Davidsson points to economic development programs such as trails linking business centers and parks, neighborhood revitalization programs, installation of fiber-optic cable to improve Internet infrastructure and the Block22 project, which is expected to enhance and revitalize downtown Pittsburg.
“Cities have to foster an environment conducive to quality of life and economic growth,” Davidsson wrote. “The City of Pittsburg has initiated and implemented numerous economic development programs in the last few years.”