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Regional Plan Policies

The scenario supporting this vision is characterized by regional policy statements addressing the public interest in mutually supportive regional activities, places, and the connections among them.

Regional Activities

Small Grocery In Sewickley, Allegheny County


The region will place a priority on business development with a focus on existing business retention and expansion.



The region will support initiatives designed to improve both the quality and quantity of the region’s workforce to meet emerging industry demands.

Strategic Industry Clusters


The region will support identified strategic industry clusters.



The region will place a priority on programs and services to attract and retain a diverse population with a particular focus on young adults and immigrants.

Colleges And Universities


The region will proactively support the emerging role of colleges and universities in economic development.

Mt. Washington


The region will preserve, promote and develop the tourism and hospitality industries by capitalizing on historic, cultural, recreational and ecological assets.



The region will preserve and develop its agricultural industry.

Regional Places

Small Downtown


Revitalization and redevelopment of the region’s existing communities is a priority.



Investment in infrastructure improvements will be coordinated and targeted at the corridor level to optimize the impact of the investment.

Railroad Tracks


The region will focus on the identification and development of industrial sites with special attention given to well situated brownfield locations.

Regional Connections

Old Bridge, Butler County


Maintenance of the existing transportation system will be a regional priority.

truck Crossing Bridge


Transportation and development choices will reflect a priority on safe and secure multimodal and intermodal networks for both people and goods.

Transportation Operations Center


The region’s transportation system will be actively managed and operated to allow the system to function at its full potential. 



The region’s transit system will connect people with resources throughout the entire region.



The entire region will have access to broadband communications infrastructure.


The region’s infrastructure system will be designed to protect and enhance public health and the environment.

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