We are the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
Behind Pittsburgh Region. Next is Now. is the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the nonprofit economic development marketing group representing the 10-county Pittsburgh region in southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance works with and provides complimentary services to site selectors, business decision makers, companies and people from around the world. We meet business and personal needs as companies and people work through their decision process (no matter what stage) on where to conduct business and live. When a decision is made, we are here to help soften the landing into our community and continue to help with integration, adaption and growth in the Pittsburgh region.
The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance is an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
Our Focus Areas
BUSiness Growth & Attraction
- We work with and provide complimentary services to site selectors, commercial real estate professionals, industrial real estate professionals, brokers, consultants and business decision makers.
- We leverage regional assets across high-investment sectors [e.g. tech, life sciences, manufacturing, fintech, energy] to catalyze investment and local job growth.
- We position the region as the location of choice for fast-growing, deep-tech, research-driven investments [robotics, AI, cyber, mobility].
- We promote the region’s industrial, logistics, and production workforce capabilities to attract advanced manufacturing, with a focus on downstream opportunities and foreign direct investment.
Talent Growth & Attraction
- We partner with the academic community and trades to develop initiatives to increase the pool of local talent in growth sectors.
- We develop content and programmatic interventions to equip businesses and employers with the tools to attract new graduates, foreign and diverse talent, and high-demand talent.
- We attract the leading organizations and companies that cultivate a vibrant, innovative and inclusive environment for professional talent to the region.
What we offer
- The Competitive Case for Our Region
- Site Visit Planning & Execution
- Economic Research & Data
- Access to Talent Partnerships
- Development Funding Opportunities
- Free-of-Charge Economic Development Services
Our vast network of partners offers access to a number of services. Get in touch with us today and we can connect you to the right person to
- Real Estate & Sites
- Local Business Networks
We’re Here to Help
Reach out to PRA team member below who is point person for your interest(s).
Our Development Network
Allegheny County Economic Development
Lance Chimka, Director
Fay-Penn Economic Development Council
Bob Shark, Executive Director
Lawerence County Economic Development Corporation
Linda Nitch, CEcD, EDFP, Director of Economic Development
Armstrong County Department of Economic Development
Michael P. Coonley, Executive Director
Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc.
Don Chappel, Executive Director
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Jeff M. Kotula, President
Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development
Lewis Villotti, President
Greene County Department of Economic Development
Richard Cleveland, Executive Director
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation
Jason Rigone, Executive Director
Community Development Corporation of Butler County
Joseph Saeler, Executive Director
Indiana County Center for Economic Operations
Byron Stauffer, Jr., Executive Director
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
Greg Flisram, Executive Director
Additional Key Partners
Petra Mitchell, President & CEO
Pittsburgh International Airport
David Storer, Director, Business Development
Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC)
Donald Smith, Jr., PhD, President
Governor’s Action Team
Eric Bitar, Regional Director
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
James Jordan, President
Jerad Bachar, President & CEO
Rich Lunak, President & CEO
Pittsburgh Technology Council
Audrey Russo, President & CEO
Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
Vincent Valdes, Executive Director – President & CEO
Make sure you are a part of what is next in Pittsburgh!