The university and the City of Pittsburg are taking their economic development partnership to new levels.
Daron Hall, Pittsburg city manager, said the city has agreed to invest $20,000 into the production of two regional economic reports that are developed by PSU business faculty. The two reports are the quarterly Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report and the annual Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Profile.
The reports, which are distributed to more than 900 area and regional businesses, feature the latest facts and figures regarding economic, property and employment trends in the region.
Led by assistant professor and economic researcher Michael Davidsson, the Kelce College of Business develops the reports to give area and regional business leaders a close look at the economic status of Pittsburg and surrounding communities.
“It’s a broad overview of every sector of our regional economy,” Davidsson said. “Its purpose is to help our business people be more informed about the economy so they can better position themselves for success in the future.”
Hall said the reports provide valuable information to local and regional business leaders.
“The city is committed to getting useful information to our citizens and businesses in order to allow them to make good decisions,” Hall said. “By utilizing the talent at PSU, specifically Dr. Davidsson, we now have access to this information and can quickly distribute it to our community and beyond.”