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.






Argo AI

“I did not have to convince anyone at Unbabel about the value and opportunity of starting a location in Pittsburgh
—Alon Lavie, VP of Language Technologies at Unbabel.

Leading Tech Companies
are Growing in Pittsburgh

Top Computer Science, AI, ML, Robotics Programs
(Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh)

Top research investment:
Over $3 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

:Top-tier talent

Pittsburgh’s pool of young, educated professionals is growing. The metro area has the second-most computer science graduates in the country.2

Pittsburgh Talent
Pittsburgh Talent
45,000+ Students Graduate from 60+ Regional Universities Every Year.11
Carnegie Mellon: Home to the #1 Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence programs in the U.S.11

The most diverse tech talent market, according to CBRE.12

#1 Metro for College Graduates
—Trulia + LinkedIn


Pittsburgh is world-class and affordable.

Pittsburgh Cost

Most affordable housing in the US, based on price-to-income ratio.14

Tech has a $12.2B annual economic impact on the Pittsburgh Region.15

Ranked 23rd globally among emerging startup ecosystems.16

#1 most affordable (housing) market both in the U.S. and internationally
—SF Chronicle

:Quality of Life

Pittsburgh has a legacy of investment in parks, trails, libraries, museums, venues, programs and infrastructure.
Pittsburgh QOL

#2 Most Livable City
The Economist’s Global Liveability Index 2018


Accessible and strategic with a strong physical infrastructure: Pittsburgh is a smart destination for businesses.

Pittsburgh Connection Map

Nonstop destinations9

See full list at nsflight.com

Pittsburgh Connection Flights
Pittsburgh is within 500 mi. of 48% of U.S. businesses11

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

:Strategic Sectors

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electrical equipment
  • Industrial machinery
  • Precision machining
  • Specialty chemistry
  • Specialty metals

Energy and Cleantech

  • $1B in energy-related R&D funding
  • National Energy Technology Lab
  • Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Financial & Business Services

  • Corporate support
  • Legal services
  • Mortgage servicing
  • Transaction processing
  • Employing 250,000 people at approximately
    16,000 firms

Information Technology

  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • FinTech
  • Machine learning
  • Big data

Health Care & Life Sciences

  • Medical devices
  • Regenerative medicine

  • Tissue engineering

  • Diagnostics

  • Transplants

  • More than $950M spent on academic Life Sciences R&D annually

One of the Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.
—U.S. News & World Report

:Growing companies choose Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s economy is built on a diverse mix of industries and strategic focus. Recent investment in the region includes:



750+ employees and 320K ft2 engineering office in Larimer



125 employee expansion for web services, machine translation and Alexa



Expanded into 20K ft2 space in the Strip District



Acquired Avere Systems focusing on cloud-based high-performance computing



Acquired Uber ATG in December 2020, pushing their valuation to $10B



Expanding into a new, 122K ft2, five-story facility on North Shore, growing to 850 employees



Regional HQ for 1,250 employees in East Liberty for its virtual reality research center


Expanded Advanced Technology Center in the Strip District


Motional, Aptiv/Hyundai joint venture, valued at $4 billion, 95 jobs
AMN Healthcare


Invested in Pittsburgh startup Argo AI for autonomous vehicle R&D

$10.5 Billion invested in Pittsburgh tech over last 10 years.17

$7.2 billion total inbound M&A of Pittsburgh companies 2011-2022.18

More than 350 of the world’s most innovative companies have partnered with Carnegie Mellon.18

Need more convincing?


1 2021 Scoring Tech Talent, cbre.us; 2 C2ER, coli.org, Q2 2022; 3 Colliers; 4 Statista, statista.com; 5 Redfin; 6 Zillow.com; 7 St Louis Fed, fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NGMP38300; 8 EY + IW Investment in Pittsburgh’s Technology Sector Report, pub.ey.com/public/2022/2201/2201-3958601/pittsburgh-technology2021/index.html; , includes IPO/SPACs; 9 nsflights.com; 10 myCollegeOptions, mycollegeoptions.org; 11 ACCD Market Research 2021; 12 CBRE, cbre.com/insights/reports/scoring-tech-talent-in-north-america-2021#market-diversity; 13ACCD Market Research, 2018; 14 SF Chronicle, sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/realestate-affordable-housing-markets-17148926.php; 15 CompTIA; 16 Startup Genome; 17 E&Y/Technical.ly, technical.ly/startups/pittsburgh-tech-investment-report-10-billion-years; 18 Allegheny Conference;