It was just about a year ago that the Pittsburgh Technology Council began publishing coverage of Cambria County/Johnstown and the Bridge to Pittsburgh Initiative in TEQ’s sister publication Made in PA.

Johnstown is home to more than 20,000 people, all eager to make a difference and expand the city. The city has more than one million square feet of affordable office space available. And, the surrounding region also produces 1,400 graduates from colleges and universities, many of the graduates holding degrees in healthcare, business, IT and engineering.

This is in addition to some very exciting companies like Concurrent Technologies and Para-Coat Technologies to Problem Solutions and JWF Industries and so many more. Sprinkle in some super-passionate economic development organizations like JARI and the Cambria Regional Chamber, and serious opportunity abounds for both Cambria County and the Pittsburgh region.

We want to keep the momentum rolling throughout 2018, so in this issue we knocked out a special section to show you another slice of what’s happening in Cambria/Johnstown. You will be surprised at the talent, resources and opportunities just a short 60-mile drive down U.S. Route 22.

I couldn’t be more excited to work with this super-energized community. Here’s a little peek at what’s happening.

If you have an idea(s), want to connect or just learn more about Cambria/Johnstown, drop me a line at jkersting@pghtech.org. I’ll be happy to introduce you to the right resources.

Let’s start building this bridge!

By Jonathan Kersting, Pittsburgh Technology Council