Regional Development

Part of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline, including the Smithfield Street bridge.

Growing the Region

The Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships (OIEP) works with regional partners to address real-world challenges, grow the regional economy, attract new businesses, facilitate investment, and provide opportunities for students and faculty.  Pitt participates in outreach and engagement projects in our local communities to address social, economic, and workforce issues, and to help drive economic growth, development, and community prosperity.

We welcome your interest and participation in our journey. To learn more about Pitt's impact, click here.

Pitt’s annual economic impact on the region is $4.2 billion including Pitt’s annual research expenditures of $900 million which have a $1.77 billion impact. Pitt’s impact creates 38,000 jobs.