Beaver County

Named after the Beaver River, a tributary of the nearly 1000-mile long Ohio River, Beaver County was –and is – historically important, most recently as the site of the largest manufacturing project in the United States:  Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical complex, the first such facility to be built outside of the Gulf Coast.   Twenty-four miles north of Pittsburgh, Beaver County features water- and rail-adjacent office parks.  It’s also home to a major Norfolk Southern railyard.  Extensive pad-ready and development sites make the county ideal for advanced manufacturing.

Key Real Estate Developments:
Aliquippa Riverfront Sites

Opportunities:

Water and rail adjacent office parks. Extensive pad ready and development sites for advanced manufacturing.

Types of Spaces:

Office, Manufacturing, Industrial

More Information

Demographics & Workforce

164,742

Population (2018)

$53,981

Median Household Income (2018)

84,057

Total Labor Force (2018)

$47,909

Mean Earnings per Job

2,945

2017-2018 Public High School Graduates

60.0%

Post-Secondary Placement Rate

Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, PA Department of Education, PA Department of Labor & Industry, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

121,982

Population 25+

92.7%
24.0%
High School Degree +
Bachelor’s Degree +

Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, PA Department of Education, PA Department of Labor & Industry, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Economy

$7,581,759,459

GDP (2018)

52,956

Total Jobs

3,658

Total Number of Employers (2018)

80,234

Total Employed Residents (2018)

*4.5%

Unemployment Rate

*pre-COVID-19 unemployment rate

Top Private Employers

Employer Est. Employment
Healthcare
Heritage Valley Health System, Inc.
2,200
Social Services
Passavant Memorial Homes
1,800
Energy
First Energy Nuclear Operating Co.
1,300
Retail
Wal-Mart Associates
1,100
Transportation
Norfolk Southern Corp
800
Manufacturing
Ipsco Koppel Tubulars Corp
700
Social Services
McGuire Memorial
580
Manufacturing
Veka, Inc.
550
Direct Mail
Mailing Services of Pittsburgh
500
Energy
Eaton Electrical
450

Sources: Beaver County Community Development Corporation, Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Reference USA

Economic
Development
Contact:

Lew Villotti
President, Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development
250 Insurance Road
Beaver, PA 15009
Phone:
724-548-1500
Fax:
724-545-6055