Oct 23, 2018
This week, Jason sits down with aspiring Pittsburgher and economic development expert Jennifer Wilhelm. Jennifer is the Assistant Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Urban Redevelopment Authority here in Pittsburgh. She wrestles with innovation, entrepreneurship, and business attraction for the city, which includes several key initiatives like Inclusive Innovation Week, LaunchPGH, and PGH Labs.
Jennifer and Jason talk about her path from Guatemala to Heinz, and how the skills she picked up there make her more effective in her current role. They also discuss the the unique combination of grit and creativity that has continues to fuel Pittsburgh’s economic recovery. Jennifer’s role and unique perspective gives her uncommon insight into what makes Pittsburgh special, and she has many stories to share about how inclusion and innovation go hand in hand in this city.