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Economic Development Services

Through the personalized economic development services of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) – named a "Top U.S. Economic Development Organization" by Site Selection – discover for yourself why the Pittsburgh region is a smart place to locate and grow your business. The PRA offers the complete package at no charge:

  • A team of professionals, who tailor their services to meet your needs
  • A vast network of public and private leaders and professionals from across the 10-county region

For more information, select one of the following:

Site Selection Service
International Business Development
Regional Data Indicators
Market Research & Analysis
Access to Financial Assistance

Site Selection Services

The PRA offers one-stop site selection services to companies considering investing or expanding in the region. Drawing upon our internal resources and those of the PRA Partners, we provide comprehensive project management services, which include:

  • Extensive regional data and demographics
  • Customized workforce analyses
  • Comprehensive online database of available business sites at PittsburghProspector.com
  • Confidential meeting arrangements with peer executives to candidly discuss doing business in the region
  • Individualized regional tours
  • Tailored assistance and access to funding and incentive packages at the state and local levels

Contact one of our highly qualified project managers:

Eric Bitar
Senior Director, Business Investment
Office: 412.392.4555  x4510
Mobile: 412.926.4654

Michael Henderson
Senior Director, Business Investment
Office: 412.392.4555  x4536
Mobile: 412.527.7372

Patty Horvatich
Vice President, Business Investment
Office: 412.392.4555  x4543
Mobile: 412.491.2489

Regional Data Indicators

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE Pittsburgh U.S.
Aug 2016
Aug 2015
6.0%
5.1%
4.9%
5.1%
CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE (000s) Pittsburgh U.S.
Aug 2016
Change from 2015
1,324.3
1.0%
159,463.0
1.5%
HIGH VALUE INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT (000s) Pittsburgh U.S.
Jun 2016
Change from 2015
% of Total Employment
564.0
0.8%
48.7%
60,480.7
1.7%
41.9%
AVERAGE WAGE Pittsburgh U.S.
1st Quarter 2016
Change from 2015
$51,636
0.7%
$52,882
2.4%
Average Office Rent (per sf) Pittsburgh U.S.
2nd Quarter 2016 $22.53 $29.13
Average Industrial Rent (per sf) Pittsburgh U.S.
2nd Quarter 2016 $4.79 $5.85
COST OF LIVING INDEX Pittsburgh U.S.
2nd Quarter 2016 93.4 100.0
MEDIAN HOME PRICE Pittsburgh U.S.
2nd Quarter 2016
Change from 2015
$145,000
2.1%
$240,000
4.3%

Bureau of Labor Statistics; C2ER; National Association of Realtors; Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Print a PDF version of this data (PDF file)

Market Research & Analysis

The PRA provides critical Market Research & Analysis in support of regional corporate investment activities throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Our Market Research professionals:

  • Monitor the regional economy on an ongoing basis, collecting and analyzing information related to demographics, business presence, investment, workforce and more
  • Tailor that information to meet the specific requirements of Requests for Proposals, Request for Information (RFIs) and similar documents during the corporate site selection process

Connect to our online library of regional data or create your own customized publication from our comprehensive data and demographics information. The hard copy of our regional data, "Pittsburgh Region by the Numbers," can be ordered free of charge through Mickey Denner.

Access to Financial Assistance

A variety of funding and incentive options are available at the local and statewide levels. The PRA will help you find the solutions to make your business growth goals a reality.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has a comprehensive set of grant, low-interest financing and tax credit programs to support the expansion and relocation of your business. Visit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Funding & Program Finder.

The 10 counties of the Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh also offer financial assistance programs. View our information on local incentives.



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