Today’s Pittsburgh is a hub for manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and education.
Not only are there a number of top corporations that call Pittsburgh home, but several emerging companies and innovative industries are getting their start right here!
Pittsburgh has always been a city built on industry, and Pittsburgh continues to pave the way.
Manufacturing has always been a vital asset to the Pittsburgh region’s economy. For more than 150 years, the region has benefited from a skilled workforce, excellent transportation infrastructure, and an extensive inventory of industrial sites and buildings. Today, advanced manufacturing powers world-class strengths in the growing fields of additive manufacturing, engineering, information technology and robotics. Find more information about Pittsburgh’s strides in advanced manufacturing.
The healthcare and life sciences sector is built on a legacy of biomedical innovation in the region. By cultivating lifesaving technology, making advances in medical devices, regenerative medicine and pharmaceuticals, Pittsburgh has truly made a name for itself in the healthcare field. With programs at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University supporting medical research in the region, the healthcare industry employs thousands in the region. Find more information about Pittsburgh's strides in healthcare and life sciences.
From natural gas, coal and nuclear energy to solar, wind, and intelligent buildings, Pittsburgh's energy industry is working to make the region "the new center of American Industry" by "integrating traditional energy sources and alternative energy sources with technology and innovation to deliver cleaner, more cost-effective energy solutions," according to Morgan O'Brien, CEO of Peoples Gas. Find more information about Pittsburgh's strides in energy.
Financial and Business Services is the leading industry sector in the Pittsburgh region. Pittsburgh is home to more than 30 regional colleges and universities which produce thousands of graduates in business, IT, law and legal studies and MBAs annually. These individuals go on to be employed at companies including Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Highmark, Inc., and more. The region has been at the center for asset management, banking, and shared services for more than 150 years. Find more information about Pittsburgh's strides in financial and business services.
Emerging from the downfall of the steel industry in the 1970s and 1980s, the 13-county region’s tech industry accounts for more than 13% of all U.S. technology companies. Graduate programs in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University allows graduates access to careers in operations at a number of tech giants, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, SAP and Uber. Not to mention Pittsburgh startups like ANSYS, Duolingo, and Schell Games. Information technology touches everything and Pittsburgh technology is at the forefront of innovation in other industries such as finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. The future of technology is being developed right here in Pittsburgh and more companies keep choosing Pittsburgh as a home. Find more information about Pittsburgh's strides in information technology.
World-class research and development, as well as a variety of partnerships and talented individuals work together to make Pittsburgh the perfect environment for emerging industries such, as:
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