Blooming from Blight: Earth Day Spotlight on Green Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

Across the Pittsburgh region, there are historic industrial sites that, while abandoned and left to blight after the fall of steel and other industries, have since been brought back to life, redeveloped and revitalized into homes for companies that are driving the innovation of today. Giving new life to old structures is in and of […]

Photos: Butterfly Sanctuaries at RIDC Mill 19 and Tech Forge

Did you know there are butterfly sanctuaries at RIDC Mill 19 and Tech Forge? Butterflies are attracted to bright flowers and need to feed on nectar. When they do their bodies collect pollen and carry it to other plants. This helps fruits, vegetables and flowers produce new seeds. The flowers planted at both properties were […]

Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory, AlphaLab Coming to RIDC Tech Forge

Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory and AlphaLab accelerator programs will be making their new home at RIDC Tech Forge. Media Coverage: Pittsburgh Inno – Robotics Factory, AlphaLab accelerators moving into former site used by Locomation in Lawrenceville Technical.ly – Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory is moving to Robotics Row Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Lawrenceville is Pittsburgh Robotics Factory’s […]

SeqCenter Expands Space in RIDC’s Chocolate Factory in Lawrenceville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 SeqCenter Expands Space in RIDC’s Chocolate Factory in Lawrenceville The Chocolate Factory at RIDC’s Lawrenceville Technology Center Pittsburgh, PA—July 6, 2023—SeqCenter, formerly Microbial Genome Sequencing Center, signed a lease amendment with Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) for a 10-year extension and will be […]

RIDC Tenant Predictive Oncology Inc. Extends Lease in Lawrenceville,  A Hub for Life Sciences and Robotics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 RIDC Tenant Predictive Oncology Inc. Extends Lease in Lawrenceville,  A Hub for Life Sciences and Robotics The Chocolate Factory at RIDC’s Lawrenceville Technology Center Pittsburgh, PA—February 1, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that Predictive Oncology Inc. has signed a five-year lease extension on […]

Video: Carnegie Robotics

Very cool video about Carnegie Robotics. The former Heppenstall building in Lawrenceville, a 50,000 square-foot heavy industrial high-bay facility, was built out for Carnegie Robotics, a spin-off from the nearby National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC). This industrial renovation project was recognized in 2017 by NAIOP as one of the top reuse projects in North America. The […]

Agility Robotics, a New RIDC Tenant, Raises $150 Million in Capital

Agility Robotics, a firm specializing in robotic legged mobility, and a new tenant in RIDC’s Chocolate Factory building in Lawrenceville, announced on Friday that it raised $150 million in capital investment. “Agility Robotics will be in good company at the Chocolate Factory—joining the many robotics, AI and tech firms operating along Robotics Row,” said Donald F. […]

RIDC Tenant Evoqua Expands in $196.3M Deal

New RIDC Tech Forge tenant Evoqua expands their service footprint in North America to provide proven water solutions for the health care industry in a $196.3 million deal.

Microbial Genome Sequencing Center Signs New Lease for Space in RIDC’s Chocolate Factory in Lawrenceville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 MICROBIAL GENOME SEQUENCING CENTER SIGNS NEW LEASE FOR SPACE IN RIDC’S CHOCOLATE FACTORY IN LAWRENCEVILLE Pictured: The Chocolate Factory Pittsburgh, PA—December 7, 2021—Microbial Genome Sequencing Center, LLC (MiGS) signed a five-year lease with Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) for 5,509-square-feet of space in […]

Evoqua Announces New Hub at RIDC’s Tech Forge in Lawrenceville

Evoqua’s presence will put the building, already well-occupied, at fully leased, reports Don Smith Jr., president of RIDC, who added it was “gratifying that the vision of the building is working and serving as an attractive option for the companies that are driving the region’s economic growth.” Article can be read in full here. Other coverage: […]

RIDC Tenant nanoGriptech Signs Lease for Expanded Space at Lawrenceville Technology Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-804-8649   EXPANDING RIDC TENANT NANOGRIPTECH SIGNS LEASE FOR EXPANDED SPACE AT LAWRENCEVILLE TECHNOLOGY CENTER Pittsburgh, PA –April 8, 2021– Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that nanoGriptech, a current tenant, has signed a new five-year lease for expanded space at the Lawrenceville Technology Center […]

Aurora Confirms Deal to Acquire Uber’s Self-Driving Unit

[RIDC President Donald Smith] said he sees Aurora’s buy as a positive thing for Pittsburgh’s industry here, noting the company calls the city its headquarters in tandem with another office in California, something Uber never had done despite making major real estate commitments here. “I think it creates a larger stronger autonomous vehicle company based […]

Life-Sciences Incubator Signs Deal for Lab Space in Lawrenceville Technology Center

Pittsburgh Business Times article can be read in full here. “LifeX Labs, a Pittsburgh-based incubator and accelerator for life science companies, will soon open the next step of its assistance to its biotech startup with lab space in Lawrenceville. About 5,000 square feet of wet-lab space will open in June for LifeX companies in the […]

Pittsburgh Business Times: National Player Targeting Sears Property in Lawrenceville

“Don Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corp., which owns the nearby Lawrenceville Technology Center, a former steel mill property between 43rd and 48th Street in the neighborhood, said demand for space in the neighborhood continues to be ‘robust.’” – Tim Schooley, Pittsburgh Business Times Article can be read in full here.

RIDC to Invest $66 Million in New Development & Other Capital Projects in 2019

Pittsburgh, PA – February 25, 2019 – Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) plans to invest $66 million in capital projects in the Pittsburgh region in 2019, including new development and upgrades to existing properties, said Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC’s President. “Developing Mill 19 and investing in other RIDC properties to position […]

New Low-Interest Financing from Wolf Administration to Support Renovation of Technology Center in Lawrenceville

ECONOMY,  INFRASTRUCTURE,  PRESS RELEASE Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program. The loan will support the renovation of the Lawrenceville Chocolate Factory, part of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s (RIDC’s) Lawrenceville Technology Center. The project will open the way for […]

NanoGriptech Signs New Lease To Scale Up Manufacturing Capabilities

RIDC tenant nanoGriptech has signed a new five-year lease for expanded space at the Lawrenceville Technology Center (LTC). NanoGriptech will occupy 6,300 square feet of the Chocolate Factory, an LTC building named in honor of its chocolate factory roots. “We are growing in terms of revenue, and we want to set up a high-speed coating […]