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With a global economy and interconnected workforce, businesses and families have more flexibility in where they are located than every before. Why should you come here?

A nearly unmatched quality of life...
  • Safety first - This region has the lowest crime rate of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the U.S.
  • Affordable housing - The average existing home sold for $118,000, or 43% below the national average
  • High-quality education - The region is home to 34 colleges and universities, including two - Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh - that are consistently featured as among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • A short commute - On average, Pittsburghers spend about 25 minutes commuting to work one way. For comparison, that's 18% less time than Philadelphia and 12% less than Boston
  • Low cost of living - Our region's cost of living is 93% of the national average
Unique, diverse and fun...
  • At the ballpark - PNC Park is rated as the best in the major league by USA Today and ESPN.com
  • In the theater - With eight major theaters in Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District, the region has more theaters in a concentrated area than any city outside of New York
  • With a grand view - USA Today rated the cityscape view from Mt. Washington as the second best in America
  • On the water - Pittsburgh's three rivers provide 38 miles of downtown shoreline for recreation and fishing
An attractive location for any business...
  • A world-class airport - Pittsburgh International Airport is ranked as best in the U.S. by J.D. Power & Associates
  • Environmentally friendly - This city has the most certified "green" buildings in the nation
  • Home to large businesses - Pittsburgh ranks 6th in the nation as home to Fortune 500 companies (Alcoa, Heinz, Mellon, PNC Financial Services, PPG, US Steel and WESCO International)
  • Home to growing businesses - More than 70 companies with $1 billion or more in sales operate in the region
  • Centrally located - Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada
  • Rivers of commerce - With 52 million tons of cargo shipped annually, Pittsburgh has the nation's second busiest inland port

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