Economic Development

Growing the Economy in Allegheny County

From projects as far-reaching and complex as revitalizing the landmark Carrie Blast Furnaces site to the personal home improvement dreams of a single resident, Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) helps businesses and communities thrive.

Carrie Blast Furnaces
Carrie Blast Furnaces

ACED's Division Structure allows personnel to develop their own specialties while at the same time working seamlessly with other divisions. This collaboration provides the greatest impact as ACED meets the community's wide-ranging needs. Ensuring that the county has access to affordable housing is just one example of the impactful work that ACED does.


Funding Opportunities

Communities
Grants, loans, and other resources for municipalities to maintain their infrastructure and assets

Developers
Financing, tax incentives, and additional resources for developers and agencies

Nonprofit Businesses
Includes Community Development Block Grants, Gaming Economic Development Tourism Funds, and Allegheny Housing Development Funds

Authorities
Funds land development, acquisitions, expansions, and renovations by manufacturers, businesses, municipalities, residents, healthcare facilities, and nonprofits

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
Finances energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects

Business and Community Support

Businesses
Technical assistance to inform business decisions, referrals to regional development partners, and financing programs

Land-Use Planning
Supports developing land-based projects through advisory reviews, approvals, stormwater management, transportation, and more

Market Value Analysis (MVA)
A data-driven tool that helps public, private, and nonprofit sectors understand residential real estate markets across Allegheny County in order to make evidence-based decisions

Opportunity Zones
A map of development opportunities for communities, funders, and developers

Plans and Evaluations
Annual and long-term development plans, as well as periodic evaluations of Allegheny County's accomplishments

Resources
Additional information on development and improvement funds, growing a business, and contributing to the region's economic success

Home Buying and Repair

Home-American Rescue Plan (ARP)(PDF, 2MB)
Assists individuals or families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter

Residents Housing Support
Provides safe, affordable housing and assists with home acquisition and rehabilitation

Whole-Home Repairs Program
Funds to fix severe issues like damage to a home's roof, windows, and foundation, or to make home modifications for people of varying abilities

Lead Safe Homes Program
The Allegheny Lead-Safe Homes Program offers qualifying homeowners and renters in the county free lead-paint testing and hires a certified lead-abatement contractor to stabilize or eliminate lead paint.

Who We Are

About
Allegheny County Economic Development's annual report, plans, evaluations, and more

Leadership
Contact information about the deputy director of Allegheny County Economic Development

Careers
Browse open positions within the Allegheny County Economic Development department