PREP Region Southwest

Southwestern Pennsylvania lies in the center of the nation’s business engine and has nearly half of the United States buying power located within 500 miles. Labor costs remain below the national average, and instances of reshoring are becoming more commonplace. Business remains strong in the greater Pittsburgh area, and the rest of the world has taken notice of the area’s high quality of life. More than 83 percent of firms in the Pittsburgh region are categorized as small or medium-sized, and are responsible for more than 17 percent of regional employment.

Top Industries

  • Education and Health Services
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Information

Regional Employers