We are dreamers, thinkers, makers, and problem solvers. We always have been. We are not afraid of redefining ourselves. Or the world. We work together on the biggest challenges, because we know working together solves problems better. We have been preparing for this moment for the past 30 years, so when Amazon started searching for a new home, we knew exactly what story to tell.
Our people make Pittsburgh great.
Pittsburghers have never been afraid to roll up their sleeves, work hard - together - and confront challenges head on. Carnegie. Salk. Warhol. With world-class talent at our doorstep, we embrace the unknown, strive to find solutions, and disrupt entire industries. From steel to glass to energy; no matter what the industry, we will always be committed to a Pittsburgh for all.
Pittsburgh is home to the first Carnegie Library in the United States. We believe that access to knowledge and creating outstanding early learning environments is critical to the long-term vibrancy of our city. We are determined to provide learning opportunities for Pittsburghers, from cradle to career.
Pittsburgh is committed to providing quality early childhood programs for all families, including developing a universal pre-K plan aiming to start in 2018.
Pittsburgh is committed to providing college scholarships for every Pittsburgh Public School student who graduates with a minimum 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance.
Recognized by the White House, Pittsburgh created a nationally used model for innovative, 21st century learning experiences to provide children with STEAM learning opportunities.
PNC Grow Up Great and others support Message From Me, a program helping to develop computer skills that strengthen family interactions.
True to Pittsburgh’s collaborative spirit, Pittsburgh Public Schools paired with business and foundation partners, to develop STEAM curricula for a number of schools, including makerspace labs.
Our public workforce development board, Partner4Work, created programs that include summer camps and internships designed to prepare young adults for STEAM careers.
Today our city is fueled by innovation. We have become an undisputed leader in software engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, manufacturing, energy, and autonomous transportation. Our decisiveness, agility, and appetite for risk are why we are able to build an innovation economy. And why we continue to define the future.
Our arts and culture will surprise you.
Pittsburgh has 90 distinct neighborhoods, almost 3000 acres of urban parks for exploring, dozens of critically acclaimed restaurants, championship winning sports teams, and a thriving arts community. Annual events such as the Pittsburgh Arts Festival, the Three Rivers Regatta, and Light Up Night draw over a million visitors to the city’s downtown each year. Just beyond the city, you can explore classic American main streets, an amazing network of parks, and world class whitewater rafting and beautiful hiking trails. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
Zagat. Forbes. The New York Times. The Wall Street Journal. #1 Best Big City in the Northeast by Time Magazine. People are starting to notice what we have known for years. Pittsburgh is an amazing city to live, work, and explore.
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Pittsburgh is the epicenter of innovation.
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.
The City of Pittsburgh is spearheading a new model of urban growth and development that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable. The P4 initiative builds upon Pittsburgh’s global relationships with cities, innovators, universities, and globally renowned planners. Driven by our unwavering sense of innovation and collaboration, we will build a Future. Forged. For all.
People of all backgrounds receive social and economic opportunities and benefits through the advancing of a just and sustainable city.
Preservation and cultivation are top priorities as every sector in the region is involved in creating a green and healthy environment.
Place is not an afterthought, but an opportunity for promoting innovation in urban design.
Performance accountability and excellence are critical components of building an inclusive economy.
Follow along with the Pittsburgh HQ2 story.
“We’re excited at the prospect of making our proposal – and this new partnership – a reality. Welcoming Amazon’s second headquarters to Pittsburgh would grow jobs, spin start-ups, advance research, leverage highly-skilled talent, and immediately enrich our city’s growing innovation district. This is what our universities are here to support. We welcome the opportunity to work with Amazon.”
"In Pittsburgh, the Renaissance City, the cheering will never stop. When you play Pittsburgh, you play the whole city. Yes, it’s still the City of Champions. It has nothing to do with victories. Pittsburgh has a winning character.”
“Pittsburgh has become a magnet for major companies who want to get ahead of the curve, and entrepreneurs who want to make a difference. The computing and data technologies that are shaping this century have their roots here, and the vitality and can-do spirit that gave the world artificial intelligence, driverless cars, and so much more make this an ideal environment for Amazon’s continued development as an innovative disruptor of consumer markets.
“Like Pittsburgh itself, CCAC continues to evolve—providing the region’s business and industry partners with the creative workforce solutions they need to successfully compete in today’s fast-paced and increasingly complex global economy. For innovative companies like Amazon, Pittsburgh offers a workforce skilled in the lexicon of the modern workplace—one reliant on problem-solving, advanced technological know-how and a solid commitment to sustainable growth and development.”
“This process, and bid, is about our region’s future. We don’t just talk about a future forged for all, we walk the walk. We know that the collaboration and collective effort put forth will benefit all those in our community. Having Amazon choose Pittsburgh will also mean other indirect investment and, just as importantly, opportunity for all of our residents, new and old.”