Entrepreneurs considering relocation or placing new operations in the region will find a wealth of data in Pittsburgh Particulars: Southwestern Pennsylvania Business Facts and Resources.
Penns Southwest Association, the group that has compiled the publication, calls it the regions most comprehensive source of information on prime areas of commerce, how to establish a business in the region and what incentives exist for those interested in relocating and expanding here.
The 140-page publication contains more than 90 tables and maps, profiles 10 Southwestern Pennsylvania counties and contains detailed labor profiles, labor force training opportunities and a comparative analysis of wage rates in the Pittsburgh MSA.
Single copies of the book are available for $24.95. Ten may be purchased for $150 by calling Suzanne Foscoe at (412) 392-4555, ext. 1031. It can be viewed online in its entirety at www.pennsouthwest.org.