National League of Cities confirms Pittsburgh will host 2016 conference

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The National League of Cities confirmed the expected today when it named Pittsburgh to host the 2016 Congress of Cities and Exposition.

Two weeks ago, the League said Pittsburgh would be the only city recommended for the annual event.

In a news release, NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor of Saint Paul, Minn., said the group is “thrilled” to be coming to Pittsburgh.

“Pittsburgh is an excellent place for our conference and has a great story to tell. The city’s rich history and recent urban renewal has transformed the Steel City into a strong economic center with a diverse and educated workforce. Pittsburgh has been a leader in sustainability and technology efforts, and can provide great examples of city programs for local leaders attending our conference.”

As many as 5,000 municipal officials from across the country are expected to attend the event.

First Published July 25, 2014 12:00 AM

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