Allegheny County's thriving and diverse economy offers ample opportunities for growth and investment. Businesses can tap into a talented workforce and a supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem, including the strong presence of technology, healthcare, education, and finance sectors.

The county provides excellent connectivity with major transportation hubs, ensuring easy access to markets across the United States. With its blend of economic opportunities, quality of life, and a forward-looking perspective, the region is ideal for commercial development.

Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) supports for-profit and nonprofit developers and other agencies for commercial, residential, and industrial projects that address a market gap, fill a community need, or promote diversity.

Financing Programs

Allegheny Housing Development Fund (AHDF)
For nonprofit and for-profit housing developers to construct or renovate affordable housing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
To provide urban communities with decent housing and expand economic opportunities for people with low- or moderate-income

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE)
For commercial, industrial, multi-family, and agricultural property owners to pay for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation projects

Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
For small manufacturing companies, developers, and nonprofit organizations such as libraries, museums, and charter schools

Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP)
For the design, acquisition, and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects

Residential Finance Authority (RFA)
For developers to finance acquisition, new construction, rehabilitation, renovation, or improvement of projects such as multifamily dwellings and nursing and personal care homes

Tax Reduction

Tax Incentives
Tax abatement, tax increment, and tax-exempt financing that improves the local economy by promoting economic growth