Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern PA

Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern PA

The Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern PA, LLC, (PELSW), is the research affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and provides research and analysis on specific public policy priorities to serve the business, civic, and governmental leadership of southwestern Pennsylvania in support of improvements for living and doing business in the 10-county Pittsburgh region.

PEL Southwestern PA:

  • maintains a network of private leadership throughout the region to identify problems and opportunities
  • provides research and analysis to identify best practices for public and private leadership
  • develops consensus on programs and solutions that can improve the quality of life in the region by working in partnership with governmental, business, and civic groups.


Since 2000, the Allegheny Conference and its affiliates (PELSW, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Pittsburgh Regional Alliance) have collaborated with public and private sector partners to stimulate economic growth and enhance the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Conference is a private sector leadership organization with nearly 300 Regional Investors - all heads of southwestern Pennsylvania's employers, who provide civic leadership to execute a focused agenda for regional improvement.

Brian K. Jensen, PhD, Executive Director
Tel: 412 281 1890
Fax: 412 281 1896

Media Contact:

Catherine DeLoughry
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: 412 281 4783 x3131
Fax: 412 281 1896

Mailing address:

Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania, LLC
11 Stanwix Street
17th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1312