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Matt Smith Pens Op-Ed Encouraging Federal R&D Investment

Chamber President Matt Smith penned an op-ed that encourages robust federal investment in research and development in the Pittsburgh region.

While the Pittsburgh region is justifiably globally renowned for its energy-production and health care advances, we also are a world leader in innovation and technology commercialization, including in the fields of autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence. The federal dollars attracted to our hometown improve our local economy by creating jobs, drawing private-sector investment, encouraging corporate-university research partnerships and helping to retain and attract talent to our region.

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