University of Pittsburgh
January 9, 2003

Pitt's Institute of Politics to Present Program on the Region's Changing Economy to International Personnel Management Association

Contact:  412-624-4147

January 10, 2003

PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh's Institute of Politics will present "Human Capital and the Changing Economy: The Rules Have Changed," a program providing an overview of southwestern Pennsylvania's economy at the beginning of the 21st century, to the International Personnel Management Association of Western Pennsylvania at 12 p.m. Jan. 14 at Tambellini Restaurant, 860 Saw Mill Run Blvd., South Hills.

Amy Barry, organization development consultant for Dominion, will present the program. Dominion is the nation's largest integrated energy company, with operations in 33 states.

"Technology and globalization have changed our economy in dramatic ways that affect everyone in the world of work," said Anne McCafferty, director of the Institute of Politics' Human Capital Initiative Project. "This presentation provides up-to-date useful information on the specific nature of these changes in our 10-county region, including population shifts, occupations with the best potential for growth, skill sets in demand, educational achievement, and the relationship between the educational attainment of a population and regional wealth, as well as case studies of businesses that have located in the region because of our workforce."

The Institute of Politics offers this program free to business, professional, and community organizations throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, contact McCafferty at 412-624-7731 or