Wolf Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking of Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus
Pittsburgh, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined airport executives and regional leaders for the groundbreaking of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus.
“The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is massive,” Secretary Davin said. “It will help attract and retain talent. It will create a significant number of family-sustaining jobs for workers in the region. And it’s yet another signal to the domestic and international business community that Pittsburgh is open for business.”
When completed, the project will provide more than 1 million square feet of space with the potential for office, R&D, laboratory, retail, restaurant, and aviation purposes. It will also include a “town center” on the campus that will provide an urban sense of place for the campus occupants. The campus location and access to major transportation infrastructure will make it an extremely desirable site for development in Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh’s location, low cost of living and running a business, access to investment, and large pipeline of talented workers coming from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University has made it a globally-recognized innovation hub for tech companies. The Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus will enable the Pittsburgh area to continue to grow and thrive by providing an attractive location in which businesses can operate and expand.
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132