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Doing Business in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is an iconic city and region where next is now. It is not just a place, but a community of innovators, builders and makers who are solving the world’s toughest problems. When it comes to doing business, our people are the difference makers. 

A Top Ranking City for Doing Business

#1

Metro for College Graduates
(Trulia & LinkedIn)

#2

for Business Expansion in U.S. Northeast (Site Selection Magazine)

#3

Most Livable City in the U.S.
(The Economist)

The Best

Most Livable City in the U.S.
(The Economist)

Top 10

City Living in the Future
(CNN Tech)

2.6 million

Population

$139 billion

GDP

1.29 million

Labor force

Why Pittsburgh Now?

Shape the World.

Here you will work on solving the world’s toughest problems. Your creativity, passion and individuality matter. Make a real impact on the issues you care about.

Live With Purpose.

Enjoy your work and love your life outside of it in a safe and healthy environment. In Pittsburgh, you live uniquely and through experiences. No matter what you want to do with your life, you can do it here.

Be Iconic.

Authenticity is in our region’s DNA. Stay true to your unique identity and be embraced by a supportive and collaborative community investing in a future for all.

Build It Here.

Pittsburgh is a place where you can make your mark. It celebrates ingenuity and plays on a global stage. It is a place where you can make your mark and leave the world a better place if you build it here.


Fast-growing, deep-tech and research-driven companies are planting roots in Pittsburgh. Our doors are wide open to companies that want to be a part of what’s happening in the region.

  • AI
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Life Sciences
  • Creative Industries
  • Real Estate
  • Education
  • Robotics

Pittsburgh offers a deep talent and labor pool

11

Advanced industry sectors driving region’s talent growth
(Brookings)

5th

Top U.S. city for STEM professionals
(WalletHub, 2020)

21%

Increase in tech talent labor pool since 2013
(CBRE)

44K

Graduates from 88 academic institutions

234K

Students in Pittsburgh region + Penn State University & West Virginia University

5th largest

Share of college-educated millennials among top metros

33.0%
Workers holding 4+ year degrees

Business Costs

When you look to build, build it in Pittsburgh.

Average office lease rate

Per square foot

Data reflects seven county Pittsburgh MSA. NYC is Manhattan

Market Access

Get access to distribution networks, people and locations from Pittsburgh via highways, waterways, airways and railways. Any ways you need to move, we have an answer.

New Terminal. Photo Credit: Allegheny County Airport Authority

Expansion Support

We’re here to help you. We’ll help connect you to the best resource for your needs.

We offer:

  • The competitive case for the Pittsburgh region
  • Site visit planning & execution
  • Economic research & data
  • Access to talent partnerships
  • Development funding opportunities

Our partners offer access to:

  • Real estate & sites
  • Funding
  • Talent
  • Local business network

Properties & Spaces

Make your mark here in the region. Check out the highlights of our development opportunities.

Incentives

Regional Programs (Cities, Counties)

  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Business Expansion Grants, Low Cost Financing and Loans
  • Bond & Tax Incremental Financing
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement Programs
  • Talent & Workforce Investments
  • Federal Opportunity Zones

Success from Pittsburgh

Affirm

After a nationwide search for a second HQ, the San Francisco-based Affirm chose Pittsburgh. Affirm committed to creating 500 jobs in Pittsburgh. Founder and CEO Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, said Affirm chose Pittsburgh because “it was important for us to be able to grow our workforce for many years to come with superb talent.”

Krystal Biotech

The rapid gene therapy manufacturer is building a 100,000-SF facility near Pittsburgh International Airport to advance first-ever topically applied gene therapy treatment to help children living with a rare skin disease called dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

Want to Shape the World?