Duquesne University Business Center Helping Hispanic Startups | Triblive

For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today. Daily Photo Galleries Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, 12:01a.m. Updated 2 hours ago When William Ortiz moved to Pittsburgh 12 years ago, he found help starting a business that he couldn’t find in other parts of the country or in his native Colombia. Ortiz runs a freight transportation business, Pacto International Inc., which provides a cargo visit this page tracking service to monitor the location and physical condition of packages in transit and a GPS service that helps managers control fleets of delivery vehicles. He is one of a small but growing number of entrepreneurs who came to the Pittsburgh area from Latin American countries a a group identified by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center as one it hopes to help develop their ideas into businesses. Ortiz runs Pacto International from his home in Cranberry, with nine employees in Colombia.
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