Future. Forged. For All.

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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.

Join us, and let us tell you a story about Pittsburgh.

01: Our Talent

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.

Universal Pre-K

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 Promise

Pittsburgh is committed to providing college scholarships for every Pittsburgh Public School student who graduates with a minimum 2.5 GPA and 90% attendance.

ReMake Learning

Recognized by the White House, Pittsburgh created a nationally used model for innovative, 21st century learning experiences to provide children with STEAM learning opportunities.

Early Education

PNC Grow Up Great and others support Message From Me, a program helping to develop computer skills that strengthen family interactions.

Public School STEAM Curricula

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.

STEM for Young Adults

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.

02: Our Quality of Life

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.

#1 Food City for 2015

Zagat, 2015

#9 of 15 Most Livable Cities in the U.S.

Forbes, 2015

One of the Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News, 2016

Best Places to Put an Engineering Degree to Work

Livability.com, 2017

Coolest Neighborhood in America

Time Magazine, 2017

Two of the Top Business Schools at Pitt and CMU

Forbes, 2015

#7 of Friendliest Cities in America

Travel + Leisure, 2016

Cities That Give Most Bang for Buck

Forbes, 2016

#9 of Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

WalletHub, 2016

Top 10 Most Technology Job Creation

Forbes, 2015

5th Best City for an Active Lifestyle

WalletHub, 2016

1 of 15 Dynamic Cities for 2016

Worth Magazine, 2016

Top U.S. Cities for Apartment Living

ApartmentAdvisor, 2016

#23 of 150 Best Cities for Young Families

ValuePenguin, 2016

Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving To

Huffington Post, 2016

Top 10 Traveler’s Choice Destinations

TripAdvisor, 2015

6th Best College City in America

WalletHub, 2015

High Tech Magnet Is Northeast’s Best Place to Live

Money Magazine, 2015

One of the Top 12 Places to Invest

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Downtown Is Best in the United States

Livability.com, 2015

Coolest American City You Haven’t Been To

Huffington Post, 2015

One of the Top 10 Most Creative Cities

Movoto Real Estate, 2015

Top 10 Fastest Growing Tech Hubs

Uncubed, 2015

#1 Smartest City

Movoto Real Estate, 2015

Among Top 10 in Ranking of Venture Capital Investment

Thompson Reuters, 2015

Top 10 Most Hipster Cities

Infogroup, 2016

One of 2016 Best Places to Live

Men’s Journal, 2015

03: Our Future

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.

04: In the News

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So come, tell us your story. What does Pittsburgh mean to you?