This is Pittsburgh
the foundation of Opportunity & What is Next
Pittsburgh is the city that built America, and it is building the future. Our story is one of invention and reinvention: from steel to software, plate glass to robotics, and aluminum to autonomous technology. Guided by lessons from our past and a vision for the future, today our ideas are bigger and our communities are stronger than ever.
Who already calls Pittsburgh Home?
Beyond the rolling hills and the core of the Innovation District, there is an ever growing technology center that is developing into the nation's top research and development spots in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, life sciences, and autonomous systems (just to name a few). Who are some of the most notable companies that call Pittsburgh home? The following list is only a sample of some of the biggest tech companies that have decided to plant their flag in our region:
- Argo.AI (Ford)
- General Dynamics
- Oculus (Facebook)
Our investment landscape is Growing
In the last five years alone, our region has experienced a wider increase of investment capital into developing new companies through community or university based resources. Additionally, the infrastructure for incubating new startups has strengthened - offering consistent programing through Innovation Works, Ascender, Idea Foundry, Founders Institute, PGH Lab, and Steelbridge Labs.
Pittsburgh is getting younger
With the increasing number of students and educated graduates from our universities, Pittsburgh's population of young professionals has been rapidly growing, and continues to increase A high quality of life combined with a low cost of living provides an ideal environment for young professionals to settle in our region, build a career, and raise a family.
City of Pittsburgh: Population by Age
Beyond the technology & innovation sectors, what else can Pittsburgh offer?
Affordable Housing Market
Pittsburgh MSA - 3,700 active apartment listings; median rent $1,000/month
- 60% more affordable than Boston
- 44% more affordable than Seattle
- 37% more affordable than Chicago and Denver
$40,000 = Income required to rent a median rental unit
Average Asking Rent:
- $1,040 (1 bedroom)
- $1,230 (2 bedrooms)
Note: 3 out of 4 Pittsburgh households can afford a median priced home (compared to less than 50% of residents in Boston, Denver and Seattle)
Median home in City of Pittsburgh is $136,500
February 2018: median price of for-sale listings in the Pittsburgh MSA = $168,000
The market currently has 14,000 housing units under construction and has the capacity for nearly 450,000 more throughout the greater region.
World Class Health Care
Our region has 44 hospitals, including four nationally ranked facilities:
- UPMC is ranked #14 overall on the U.S. News Best Hospitals Honor Roll
- UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside in Pittsburgh is nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties.
- Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh is nationally ranked in one adult specialty.
- Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties.
A Wealth of Culture
Between the arts, sports, food, and thirst for knowledge, we have you covered:
- 8 James Beard nominations in 2018
- 30+ Live Music Venues
- 32 World Class Museums
- 1,500+ Performances Annually in the Cultural District (Theater, Music, Comedy, etc.)
- 19 Public Libraries
- 3 Major Professional Sports Teams
An Active Lifestyle
Prime opportunity to engage in your favorite activities:
- 24 miles of riverfront trails and active waterways
- 15,000+ acres of city / county parks
- 20 state parks & forests
- Active recreational sports leagues
- Multiple ski / snowboard resorts within 70 miles from downtown
- Countless organized races for 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and marathons.