This report on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the third of five regional reports completed as part of the Clusters of Innovation Initiative, a private-led collaboration aiming to inform key decision makers across the U.S. on the value of cluster-based regional economic competitiveness. This project is unique in its coverage of five regions and 15 individual clusters using a common methodology, individually and comparatively.
Pittsburgh was selected because of its long and rich history in manufacturing, strong research base, midsize market share, and geographic location. More recently, it is being propelled by the strength and growth of local universities and research institutions. Pittsburgh has successfully diversified into education, financial and business services, an array of specialized production and manufacturing businesses, as well as nascent information technology and bioscience clusters.