Growing Companies Choose Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s top-tier talent, affordability, quality of life, accessibility, and key industry clusters make it a valuable fit in the growth playbook of expanding companies. Pittsburgh’s history of innovation plus it’s world-class Universities have given it’s robotics, AI and software firms a leg up.
Top Companies have thousands of employees in Pittsburgh
Top Computer Science Programs (Carnegie Mellon/Univ. of Pitt)
Top research investment: Over $2 billion in R&D annually2
Top-Ranked Hospitals and a leading health-care ecosystem
“One of the most powerful innovation ecosystems in the world.”
—Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution
Pittsburgh’s pool of young, educated professionals is growing fast. Our metro area has the second-most computer science graduates in the U.S., while our low cost of living means the region’s average tech salary is 21% less than the national average.
45,000+ Students Graduate from 60+ Regional Universities Every Year.2
Carnegie Mellon: Home to the #1 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence programs in the U.S.4
4,400 annual tech graduates, many of whom stay to access employment opportunities and quality of life.
#1 Metro for College Graduates
—Trulia + LinkedIn
:Growing Companies Choose Pittsburgh
500+ employees and 280K ft2 engineering office in Larimer
Expansion for web services, machine translation and Alexa
Expanded into 20K ft2 space in the Strip District
For its Oculus virtual reality research center
24K ft2 + 100 JOBS
Acquired Avere Systems focusing on cloud-based high-performance computing
R&D hub for driverless car technology—partnered with Carnegie Mellon
$72M + 242 JOBS
Expanding into a new, 122K ft2, five-story facility on North Shore
200k ft2 HQ
Regional HQ for 1,250 employees in East Liberty
Expanded Advanced Technology Center in the Strip District
$32M + 50 JOBS
New Center for Additive Technology Advancement for development & training
Invested in Pittsburgh startup Argo AI for autonomous vehicle R&D
600 permanent jobs with completed petrochemical complex
Pittsburgh is headquarters to 13 fortune 1000 companies.
$8.7 billion total inbound M&A of Pittsburgh Companies 2008–2017.
More than 350 of the world’s most innovative companies have partnered with Carnegie Mellon.
The Best City to Start a Business
:Quality of Life
Pittsburgh has a legacy of investment in our parks, trails, libraries, museums, arts, education, services, and infrastructure.
#2 Most Livable City
—The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018
Centrally located and easily accessible, Pittsburgh is a smart destination for connected businesses
Pittsburgh is within 500 mi. of 48% of U.S. Businesses.2
74 direct flights with more added every year.
1.5 hours or less to N.Y., Chicago, D.C. and Boston.
PIT: 2017 Airport of the Year
—Air Transport World
:Pittsburgh is World-Class
Pittsburgh has room to grow.
- Built Capacity: 650K
- Current Population: 300K
One of the Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report
- Electrical equipment
- Industrial machinery
- Precision machining
- Specialty chemistry
- Specialty metals
- $1B in energy-related R&D funding
- National Energy Technology Lab
- Marcellus Shale Coalition (PA-OH-WV)
- Energy Alliance of Greater Pittsburgh
Financial & Business Services
Employing 230,000 people at approximately 15,000 firms
Health Care & Life Sciences
More than $750M spent on academic Life Sciences R&D annually