Allegheny County Economic Development

"As the county's lead economic and residential development agency, we coordinate development initiatives, ranging in scope from the revitalization of the former Carrie Furnace site to the home improvement dreams of a single county resident. 

Our Division Structure allows personnel to develop their own specialties while at the same time working seamlessly with other divisions. This collaboration provides the greatest impact, to ensure that we meet the community's wide-ranging needs."


" McKees Rocks, Stowe, Neville, and Coraopolis provide access to markets, riverfront property, and a strong industrial base for businesses. These communities are in close proximity to downtown Pittsburgh and located within the greater Pittsburgh Airport Corridor. In addition, they are at the intersection of I-79 and I-376, two major transportation links.

The ORTEZ communities contain several compelling assets that position the area for business growth and expansion including access to markets, riverfront property, brownfield redevelopment potential, and a strong existing industrial base. This is in addition to opportunities that apply the “New Urbanism Approach”, i.e. creating a sense of place with walk-able environments, main streets, front porches, etc. This approach is consistent with Allegheny County’s new Comprehensive Plan “Allegheny Places”, which directs resources away from suburban sprawl and into older industrial communities like McKees Rocks, Stowe, Neville, and Coraopolis."

Grow Pittsburgh

"We are an urban agriculture nonprofit located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the benefits gardens bring to our neighborhoods. We believe access to locally-grown, chemical-free fruits and vegetables is a right, not a privilege. We envision the day when everyone in our city and region grows and eats fresh, local and healthy food."

Robert Morris University

"Robert Morris University is a student-centered institution that transforms lives by building knowledge, skills, and citizenship, all of which focus on the achievement of one's personal and professional goals. Engaged learning, within a highly supportive environment, enables our students to develop strong communication skills, excel within collaborative settings, effectively address complex problems with innovative solutions, and lead with integrity and compassion throughout their lives and careers in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

Robert Morris University strives to become a recognized best value leader by providing a highly proactive student engagement learning environment that is focused on producing graduates of consequence and influence in their personal and professional lives."

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

"The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been enriching your relationship with the natural world since 1932 by conserving water, land and life, protecting the region's natural places of exceptional value, helping to establish ten state parks, preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, planting and maintaining 130 gardens in 20 counties and partnering with grassroots organizations in Pennsylvania."

Ohio River Trail Council

"The Ohio River Greenway Trail is comprised of thirty (30) riverfront communities in southwestern Pennsylvania... There are nine (9) Ohio River South Shore Trail (ORSST) communities: Monaca, Center Township, Aliquippa, Hopewell Township, South Heights, Crescent Township, Moon Township, and Coraopolis, Pa.

The Ohio River Greenway Trail is a key segment of a "major" greenway corridor being developed in the "Keystone State" and is also serving to complete an essential section in a nationally, significant linear park system through the interconnection of existing trails in five states - Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia... The Ohio River Greenway Trail will unite the "Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway" in Columbiana, Ohio to the "Great Allegheny Passage" in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and continuing on the C&O Canal Towpath, forming a mega-trail system from the Great Lakes Region to the east coast... The Ohio River Greenway Trail is achieving this broad vision by establishing greenway alliances with local, regional, and national trail interest groups in order to advance our common goals and interests."

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

" The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), was founded in 1964 by a group of citizens who passionately believed that historic preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be a tool for renewing communities, creating pride among residents, and achieving sustainable economic development.

PHLF is known across the nation for its pioneering work in restoring inner-city neighborhoods without dislocating the people who live there... Our work today spans the breadth of this region and we know that PHLF has improved the quality of life for people and has succeeded in showing that historic preservation can be the key to achieving economic, social, and cultural renewal. Our work remains relevant and the need for our programs and services continues to grow as more historic religious properties, buildings, bridges, parks, main streets, and communities age—and as a new generation of people are born."

Allegheny Together

" Allegheny Together is a program designed to support business development in traditional pedestrian-based business districts throughout the county. Through ongoing support from County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, the program stresses community organization and data-driven planning as a way to direct public investment, spur private investment and revitalize our communities."