Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Councilman Seeks to Create Advisory Panel on Startups

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Councilman Seeks to Create Advisory Panel on Startups

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Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O'Connor wants to find ways that the city can help local entrepreneurs and would-be business people.

He intends to introduce legislation at today's council meeting that would create an advisory board to help the city foster "a supportive and viable business environment" for firms and create new and re-examine existing rules and regulations affecting entrepreneurs and startups, according to the councilman's office.

Mr. O'Connor said he hopes the advisory board creates opportunities and connections for start-ups and entrepreneurs, and that with input on hardships facing would-be business people, the city can better address their needs, leading to job creation and the retention of local university students.

"When you want to chase your dream, what can the city help you with? …

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