There’s a thriving life sciences hub at RIDC O’Hara. Read more.
“Manufacturing is where the jobs are. Pennsylvania needs to position itself as a magnet for expanding companies when they are ready to build the large facilities that are necessary to manufacture products at scale and bring them to market.” But we’re lagging behind. More of the latest insight from RIDC President Donald Smith.
Earlier this week we announced that RIDC’s President Don Smith made City & State PA’s 2023 Power 100 list. We’re pleased to share that he’s also made this year’s Pittsburgh Business Times’s Power 100 list, which highlights the region’s most influential business leaders. The influencers on this year’s list are connectors, people who build bridges. […]
RIDC Tenant Predictive Oncology Inc. Extends Lease in Lawrenceville, A Hub for Life Sciences and Robotics
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 […]
RIDC President Donald F. Smith, Jr. makes City & State PA’s 2023 Power 100 list, which highlights the people strengthening the Steel City in politics, business, nonprofits and more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, email@example.com, 412-535-5701 CITY BREWERY EXPANDS ITS RIDC WESTMORELAND OPERATIONS RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center Mt. Pleasant, PA—January 24, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that City Brewery is expanding its space and extending its lease at RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center, adding 111,500 square feet to an existing […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-535-5701 YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19 Pittsburgh, PA—January 9, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. has signed a five-year lease for 7,576 square feet of space on the 3rd floor of […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli, email@example.com, 412-535-5701 LAUREL PRINT & GRAPHICS IN DUQUESNE NEARLY DOUBLES IN SIZE Aerial shot of the City Center of Duquesne Duquesne, PA—December 12, 2022— Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that Laurel Print & Graphics has signed a seven-year lease amendment for expansion into […]
The Southwestern Pennsylvania region is moving forward with tangible activities to help the autonomous technology sector grow and create jobs: $62.7 million in federal funding will help Pittsburgh grow its autonomy sector. And in this year’s third quarter, venture capital investment in Pittsburgh’s tech sector totaled $171.96 million across 19 local firms: Pittsburgh bucks national […]
This new law permitting driverless vehicles on public roads is a big win for the autonomous vehicle industry in Pittsburgh and a necessary step towards commercializing this tech and remaining competitive. Pennsylvania joins over a dozen states that permit similar testing arrangements, as reported by Pittsburgh Inno. There’ve been a number of recent stories involving […]
“And now our region will be moving forward with tangible activities to help the autonomy industry grow and create jobs — not only in R&D, but in manufacturing and in an entire supply chain of industries. The spotlight is shining in our direction — every entity involved will need to rise to the challenge and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-535-5701 GROUNDBREAKING MARKS LAUNCH OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AT CARRIE FURNACE SITE Pictured from Left to Right: Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office Director; Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Congressman Mike Doyle. Pittsburgh, PA—October 13, 2022—Federal, state, county and local officials and community leaders joined […]
Pittsburgh’s space robotics cluster has strong ties to university talent and has received NASA funding for projects that heavily focus on autonomous systems. Article written for Pittsburgh Inno and can be read in full here.
“Our industrial stuff continues to be strong, and the flex and tech flex stuff continues to go pretty well,” said RIDC President Donald Smith. “But everybody I know is still scuffling a little bit with suburban office…I think pure office product is going to be dependent on how and when people go back to the […]
“The Carrie Furnace site is surely one of the finest pieces of riverfront property anywhere in America, and a prime example of redeveloping industrial land while respecting industrial heritage. Under the stewardship of Rivers of Steel, and with support from RIDC and Allegheny County, it’s beginning to live up to that potential: history, commerce, entertainment […]
Austin Business Journal: Shared Facilities Make Testing of Autonomous Vehicles More Practical and Cost Effective
Government partnerships are key to making strides in economic development, and a major project to support the growing autonomous vehicle industry has just been greenlighted in the Pittsburgh region. More on the PennSTART project happening in Westmoreland County. Article written for the Austin Business Journal and can be read in full here. Other articles written […]
The funding “will enable us to knit [assets] together into a cohesive system and add some resources for activities that have been underfunded historically,” including building a more diverse talent pool of workers, said Donald Smith, RIDC President. Smith was part of the steering committee that applied for the federal grant. The development corporation, along […]
PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike, RIDC of Southwestern PA to Collaborate on State-of-the-Art Safety, Training and Research Facility
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian announced that the department, the Pa. Turnpike Commission, and the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) of Southwestern PA are partnering on site planning and design for the Pennsylvania Safety, Transportation and Research Track, or PennSTART – a state-of-the-art facility envisioned to benefit emergency responders, transportation technology companies, and […]
“Our region and our state have many attributes, but there are going to be tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in potential revenue we could realize if we show the same innovative spirit and determination in our policymaking that our entrepreneurs and business leaders show every day in creating and building their […]
RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center has received a state grant that is expected to cover close to half the costs of planned infrastructure improvements.
Post-Gazette – From Furnaces to Filmmaking: State Awards $7.6 Million for Sound Stage Work at Mon Valley Steel Site
RIDC is grateful for the State’s continued support. This will help fund the site preparation, infrastructure, road, parking, and utility work needed to pave the way for the construction of the sound stage. Article can be read in full here. Other Media Coverage: Wolf announces investments in developing pad-ready sites in Allegheny, Fayette counties Wolf […]