Pittsburgh has long been known as the center for steel and coal production, but in recent years has become a center for innovation in the American energy industry.  It is also one of the most philanthropic communities in the country.  It was recently recognized as one of the top 10 cities in the US for startups. 

 

The Marketplace

 

Pittsburgh has long been known as the center for steel and coal production, but in recent years has become a center for innovation in the American energy industry.  It is also one of the most philanthropic communities in the country.  It was recently recognized as one of the top 10 cities in the US for startups. 

 

The Marketplace

According to a recent article in The Pittsburgh Business Journal, Pittsburgh is leading the way for startups on the East coast. At the forefront of this growth are innovative partnerships and projects such as Market Square Place. Located in the heart of historic downtown Pittsburgh, this stunning mixed use complex was constructed with the help of a private partnership. The result has created a stunning retail and living area in the heart of the City.

 

Cost of living and start-up costs

 

Pittsburgh has low startup costs and the cost of living is very low.  This makes starting a new franchise attractive.

 

Franchise friendly environment

 

Innovation works offers both business advice and funding to local entrepreneurs. In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, they have helped launch many startups.

 

Access to a skilled workforce

 

Over the past 20 years Pittsburgh has been investing heavily in its education system, ensuring that over 30 universities and colleges have provided the city with a skilled and diverse workforce. If you’re looking to connect with skilled or trained workers in Pittsburgh contact the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Department.

Local Pittsburgh Franchise Consultant

If you’re looking for a leg up with opening a franchise in Pittsburgh, why not contact a local franchise consultant? Someone with the experience and connections needed to help you handle the variety of different business options, locations and grants available to you. An experienced consultant can put you in front of the people you need to talk to and help navigate any of the pitfalls attached to establishing a franchise in Pittsburgh

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