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Gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro visited Pittsburgh to discuss future ideas of the robotics industry in Pittsburgh.
Billions of dollars are being invested into robotics at businesses from the Strip District through Lawrenceville. So far, $3.4 billion have been invested into the robotics industry.
There are currently 105 robotics organizations in town. Currently 7,000 people are employed with them.
Shapiro and other behind the project believe these investments will continue to create jobs in the area.
Attorney general Josh Shapiro talked about CMU, PITT and other world-class institutions in Pittsburgh, training the big brains of tomorrow, leaders in tech and energy.
The attorney general is focusing on how we need to keep them here after graduation. He also talked about how many jobs there are in this industry for people without advanced degrees, who have gone to Vo-tech school to learn how to assemble maintain and service robotic machines.
Shapiro said he would like to create a brand new government office, the Office of Economic Growth and Workforce Development which he says would be intended to help businesses cut through red tape and increase the speed of securing permits and licenses.
Shapiro is facing off against Doug Mastriano in the race for Pennsylvania governor.
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