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The Forum for Economic Development (FED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan clearinghouse for ideas to bring industries to Southwestern Pennsylvania in order to create jobs in manufacturing and the trades. FED and the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) have announced that the first speaker in FED’s Michael F. Moran Speaker Series will be Bill Peduto. This series is funded by FED and was created to “promote meaningful discussion and further action on the sources of long-term unemployment in Pittsburgh and how to aid the most hard-hit groups in southwestern Pennsylvania.”

Mr. Peduto will be discussing his views on the city’s economy now and his vision for its future. He’ll put special emphasis on how the city and the community can generate jobs for people who have been long left out of public and private revitalization efforts, including undereducated workers, minority workers, as well as those people who have been laid off in their 50s and 60s.

Admittance is free, and seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis, but pre-registration is requested at http://pittsburghmovingforward.org/forum-for-economic-development-events/ or by calling 412-330-8484.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 4:30.

Sign up now to attend!

Michael F. Moran Speaker Series
Inaugural Speaker: Councilman and Democratic Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh William Peduto
Date: Friday, September 27th, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Carnegie Mellon University (Room – TBA)
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