Boosting the Economy in Allegheny County

The six authorities that make up Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) assist businesses, municipalities, residents, healthcare facilities, and nonprofits with financing for land development, acquisitions, expansions, and renovations.

ACED authorities help expedite projects that might otherwise take years to progress and save clients thousands of dollars in tax benefits, enabling more investment in other ventures.

Find a Financing or Incentive Program

New or Expanding Businesses

Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC)

  • ACTION-Housing, Inc. Accessibility Program
  • Allegheny Home Improvement Loan Program (AHILP)
  • Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF)
  • Tax incentives and exempt financing
  • Vacant Property Recovery Program (VPRP)


Authority for Improvements in Municipalities (AIM)

  • Assistance for local municipalities with capital needs and improvement projects
  • Low-interest funding
  • Infrastructure improvements (sewer systems, bridges, roads)

Manufacturers, Developers, and Nonprofits

Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

  • Financing for land acquisition, construction, renovation, and equipment
  • Assistance to nonprofit organizations such as libraries, museums, and charter schools

Hospitals and Medical Facilities

Hospital Development Authority (HDA)

  • Hospitals, healthcare centers, personal care facilities, nursing homes, and others
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Tax-exempt obligations

Higher Education

Higher Education Building Authority (HEBA)

  • Tax-exempt financing for colleges, universities, and other higher learning institutions
  • Reduced interest rates for developers

Developers and First-Time Homebuyers

Residential Finance Authority (RFA)

  • Financing or refinancing for acquisition, renovation, or improvements of projects
  • Assistance with low-interest, fixed-rate mortgages and closing costs

Authority Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes

Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) Meetings

Authority for Improvements in Municipalities (AIM) Meetings

Finance and Development Commission (FDC) Meetings

  • Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
  • Hospital Development Authority (HDA)
  • Higher Education Building Authority (HEBA)
  • Residential Finance Authority (RFA)

Additional Information