KVOA TV reports on Tucson's role in the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit this week, online and offline. When the location for the September meeting was announced, VisitPittsburgh assigned the media communications website to support the event to longtime strategic partner Simpleview.
The site was designed to keep the world up to date on the Summit and related news and activities in Pittsburgh. People from 100 countries have already visited the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit site created by Simpleview.
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Read the KVOA story below:
When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies meet in Pittsburgh, Tucson will be well represented on the streets and on the web.
30 officers specifically trained in riot control will be heading to Pittsburgh on Tuesday to help beef up security.
"Events like this often attract different forms of protest. That's something you expect, you anticipate and particularly the G-20 summit has a history of protests. That's why Pittsburgh is asking for our assistance," says Tucson Assistant Police Chief Brett Klein says.
The officers will be working on the federal government's dime and so will the officers who may have to fill their slots back here in Tucson.
"If we have to bring in extra people to fill those slots, we'll fill those slots and there will be no compromise in service because of our assistance to Pittsburgh," says Klein.
While TPD helps with security, a Tucson software company called simpleview will help keep the world connected. They've set up the Pittsburgh G-20 website. Alex Heimann says, "I mean it really is global."
100 countries have already viewed the website that offers media resources and a video library.
"It's a huge economic impact exposure, and that's what our business is really all about is helping cities market themselves for business and leisure travel, and we measure everything in economic impact."
And the impact of Tucson Police and simpleview will keep the G-20 controlled and connected.