The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been named one of the “Top 100 Businesses for 2007” by Pennsylvania Business Central. The “Top 100” features organizations from within the publication's 16-county coverage area. UPJ is one of only 10 businesses from Cambria County named to the list, long considered a who’s who of regional business. A reception honoring the businesses recognized will be held on May 16 at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
In announcing the “Top 10”, Assistant Editor Brian E. Bassett said, “Positive economic development is guaranteed, driven, and enhanced by each and every one of these businesses – through products and services manufactured and delivered – and by those entrepreneurs, managers and workers who invest their time and effort in their chosen careers.”
UPJ President Jem Spectar offered, “We are honored to have received this outstanding distinction by Pennsylvania Business Central. This recognition reinforces our commitment to developing a more distinctive, explicit, and intentional Pitt-Johnstown signature and a first-class educational experience.”
Founded in 1927, UPJ is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic development, UPJ offers a first-class educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.