WE ARE THE PITTSBURGH REGIONAL ALLIANCE

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) helps companies all over the world and within the Pittsburgh region grow in southwestern Pennsylvania. As a team of economic development professionals, we provide complimentary services – such as market research, marketing, consulting and real estate searches – for businesses interested in Pittsburgh. The PRA is the economic development marketing affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and we’re here to help you.

What’s New?

Pittsburgh-based biotech firm building much larger manufacturing plant


[Krystal Biotech], one of Pittsburgh’s newest publicly traded companies is investing in Pittsburgh in a major way, breaking ground Friday on a new $75 million to $100 million pharmaceutical manufacturing facility near Pittsburgh International Airport that will double the biotech firm’s employee base. Read more.

We’re the Gateway to the Future

Pittsburgh’s active industry clusters – automation, robotics, AI, life sciences and advanced manufacturing – multiply returns on investment for companies expanding in our region. Businesses in growth mode tap our…



Active Tech Hub




Talent Pipeline




Culture & Quality of Life



Pittsburgh amazed me when I first arrived here. And I feel that more than ever today. I’m excited to see all the ways the people of this city will build a future that works for them, and for everyone.
Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

Pittsburgh is a bigger, more capable, more influential robotics center than the world knows. Other regions are more commonly known for their progress. However, that is changing rapidly. Talent, investors, and customers are now paying attention to Pittsburgh.
Joel Reed, CEO, IAM Robotics

Since Day 1 at Amazon in Pittsburgh, we’ve been focused on expanding our pool of local technical talent … from machine translation engineers to Alexa speech scientists, our Pittsburgh employees love inventing every day on behalf of customers.
Bill Kaper, General Manager, Amazon’s Pittsburgh office

What I love about Pittsburgh is just how incredibly friendly people are here. I’d only lived in big cities for the majority of my life, (Chicago and DC; LA and NY for a short period). I’d never experienced strangers who were just so willing to help other strangers in those bigger cities. In Pittsburgh, if you need anything, there is someone around every corner who will help you out.
Kelauni Cook, CEO, Black Tech Nation

Pittsburgh has evolved as a hub for technology. As we have continued our own evolution into a focused health technology company, it only makes sense to keep ourselves in physical proximity to such a thriving center for innovation.
Joseph Alampi, Business Leader for Program Management and Business Transformation, Philips
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Come Find Us

Find the PRA at these upcoming events. If you’re attending, reach out to connect with us.

Mar 9, 2020 - Mar 11, 2020

Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference

Atlanta, GA

PRA Staff Attending: Patty Horvatich

May 1, 2020 - May 6, 2020

IAMC Spring Professional Forum

Biloxi, MS

PRA Staff Attending: Patty Horvatich