Regional Challenge: Economic Development

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Words from and about John Heinz on economic development


John Heinz in a Reading, PA, town meeting on the importance of fair trade.

John Heinz in an interview with Paul Angste of the Reading Eagle on keeping unfair imports out and opening markets abroad.

A Harrisburg labor union head on the AFL-CIO’s endorsement of John Heinz (August 25, 1982).

A railroad workers’ union official on their support of John Heinz (1982).

John Heinz on the importance of railroads to the Pennsylvania economy (1982).

John Heinz on encouraging business and industry to locate in Pennsylvania and the importance of a good transportation infrastructure (1982).


Thermo Electron Corporation founder George Hatsopoulos on meeting John Heinz and talking with him about job creation and economic competitiveness.


Aerospace Industries Association, May 26, 1983

AFL-CIO, June 3, 1981

AFL-CIO, June 8, 1983

AFL-CIO, June 12, 1985

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, June 17, 1987

American Iron and Steel Institute, May 22, 1985

American Mining Congress, February 3, 1982

American Textile Manufacturers Institute, April 16, 1982

Apparel and Textile Industry Leaders, October 8, 1979

Carpenter Technology Centennial Celebration, September 13, 1989

Chamber of Commerce International Trade Forum, August 2, 1989

Chicago Council of Foreign Relations, December 5, 1983

Coalition for Employment Through Exports, February 5, 1988

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, April 9, 1981

Erie Area Business and Labor Council, June 11, 1984

Export Trading Conference, February 25, 1983

International Forum—US Chambers of Commerce, March 17, 1982

International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, May 6, 1983

International Trade Conference, November 25, 1985

Keystone Bituminous Coal Association, February 10, 1981

National Association of Manufacturers, May 24, 1985

National Center for Export-Import Studies, September 21, 1983

National Coal Association, June 18, 1984

National Construction Association, June 29, 1983

National Foreign Trade Council, October 30, 1981

National Machine Tool Builders Association, May 3, 1985

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, June 8, 1983

President’s Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, February 2, 1984

Republic Bank of New York, November 4, 1981

The Japan-US Business Council, July 10, 1989

Union League of Philadelphia, December 13, 1989

United Auto Workers CAP Convention, October 30, 1989

United Steel Workers Conference, March 2, 1977

Washington Journalism Center, December 16, 1986