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Series VIII. Economic Development, 1983-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VIII consists of materials related to economic development. This small series contains correspondence, bills, clippings, and reports on various strategies for regional and municipal economic development. As the steel industry filtered out of western Pennsylvania in the 1980s, the state legislature sought ways to rebuild the region; some of their plans, including Regional Renaissance and Plan B, are outlined in this series. Regional Renaissance was a plan to create jobs and preserve regional assets by investing in infrastructure and regional attractions. Plan B aimed at raising funds for a new stadium and convention center. Kukovich also supported the protection of workers under legislation that would require advanced notification of plant shut-downs.

Folder 20 Economic Development Strategy, 1984-1998
Folder 21 Economic Development Position, n.d.
Folder 22 Economic Development Goals and Projects, 1998
Folder 23 Southwestern Pennsylvania Growth Alliance Correspondence, 1998
Folder 24 Southwestern Regional Planning Commission Presentation, 1998
Folder 25 Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Correspondence, 2000
Folder 26 Regional Development Financial Subcommittee Paper, 1998
Folder 27 Regional Planning Research and Notes, 1998
Folder 28 Economic Conversion- Bills, 1987-1993
Folder 29 Economic Conversion- National Commission Speech, 1990-1991
Folder 30 Economic Conversion- Memos, 1987-1997
Folder 31 Economic Conversion- Correspondence, 1987-1993
Folder 32 Economic Conversion- Clippings, 1990-1993
Folder 33 Notification of Plant Closings- Bills, 198-1995
Folder 34 Notification of Plant Closings- Correspondence and Memos, 1983-1993
Folder 35 Notification of Plant Closings- Clippings, 1983-1990
Folder 36 Notification of Plant Closings- Kukovich Testimony, 1984
Folder 37 Regional Renaissance- Legislation, 1997
Folder 38 Regional Renaissance- Correspondence, 1997
Folder 39 Regional Renaissance- Clippings, 1997
Folder 40 Regional Renaissance- TV Editorials, 1997
Folder 41 Plan B Outline, 1997
Folder 42 Plan B News Conference, 1998
Folder 43 Plan B Correspondence and Clippings, 1997-1999
Folder 44 Roundtable Discussion on the Region's Future, 1997
Folder 45 Borrowing for Capital Facilities Bill, 1999
Folder 46 Plan B Funding, 1999
Folder 47 Local Development Districts Report, 1996
Folder 48 Industrial Development Report, 1997
Folder 49 Regional Economic Revitalization Index, 1999
Folder 50 Downtown Development Bill, 1998
Folder 51 University of Pittsburgh Fiscal Needs, 1999-2000