City of Pittsburgh

Enterprise and innovation run through the City of Pittsburgh, the heart of the region. At the confluence of three rivers is the Central Business District (CBD), the region’s long-standing center of commerce. Neighboring the CBD is “Robotics Row” where a growing concentration of leading tech and innovation ventures are pioneering what’s next, with an emphasis on autonomy. At downtown’s edge is the historic Hill District neighborhood, long a hub for Black arts and culture.  It is poised for a renaissance and significant investment.  Nearby – anchored by Carnegie Mellon and Pitt – is Pittsburgh’s Innovation District, Pennsylvania’s third-largest employment center. In its shadow, a former riverside brownfield, Hazelwood Green, is being transformed into an innovation center.

Key Real Estate Developments

Downtown

Multitude of options available in existing office buildings; Several projects in development for building conversions or renovations and new construction. Learn more

Strip District & Lawrenceville

The Strip District and Lawrenceville neighborhoods in Pittsburgh include some of the world’s most prominent technology and innovation companies, including “Robotics Row”.

Pittsburgh Innovation District

Pittsburgh’s Innovation District is the 3rd largest employment center in Pennsylvania, anchored by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. Learn more

Hazelwood Green

Hazelwood Green is transforming this riverfront former brownfield into a center for innovation. Opportunities include existing commercial and advanced manufacturing facilities, startup incubation, pad ready sites for development. Learn more

Uptown

Uptown lies along a critical transit corridor that connects the economic engines of Downtown and Oakland and sits alongside the historic Hill District. The first ever EcoInnovation District, the neighborhood stands poised to serve as a hub for the home to sustainable and clean technologies. Learn more

Lower Hill

The Lower Hill site will be a mixed use redevelopment to reconnect the city’s downtown to the historic Hill District. Learn more

Demographics & Workforce

301,048

Population (2018)

$44,092

Median Household Income (2018)

156,476

Total Labor Force (2017)

$70,131

Mean Earnings per Job

1,710

2017-2018 Public High School Graduates

45.0%

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

205,498

Population 25+

92.1%
41.9%
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

$41,107,228,444

GDP (2018)

317,826

Total Jobs

149,949

Total Employed Residents (2018)

*4.2%

Unemployment Rate

*pre-COVID-19 unemployment rate

Top Private Employers

Employer Est. Employment
Healthcare
UPMC Health System
27,600
Healthcare
Highmark Health
13,800
Education
University of Pittsburgh
11,900
Financial
PNC Bank
9,500
Financial
BNY Mellon
7,000
Education
Carnegie Mellon University
6,100
Manufacturing
US Steel
4,100
Telecom
Verizon Communications
2,300
Education
Duquesne University
2,200
Entertainment
Rivers Casino
1,600

Sources: Pittsburgh Business Times, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

Economic
Development
Contact:

Greg Flisram
Executive Director, The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
200 Ross St. I20
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone:
412-255-6600
Fax:
412-255-6617