Pitt poised for future growth — Report outlines strengths, weaknesses

“Economic development is in it’s infancy in Pittsburg. Yet, the potential for economic growth is high,” the preface of a study by Angelou Economics says.

The City of Pittsburg hired the Austin, Texas, based company for $70,000 last May to do an economic study. The point of the study, released at the end of 2016, was for the city to better understand what types of companies would be a good fit for Pittsburg.

“It really helped us narrow our focus on the types of businesses that we should be recruiting,” said Blake Benson, Pittsburg economic development director.

The 71-page document recommends the city attract more jobs in manufacturing, healthcare, retail and entertainment as well as creative and technical services. Additionally, the economic report lists short, medium and long term goals to attract new businesses.

(Read more: Pittsburg Morning Sun)