RIDC catalyzes and supports economic growth through high quality job creation, real estate development and financing of projects that advance the public interest – developing real estate to capture emerging and existing growth opportunities across diverse industry sectors.

Innovation Accelerators

Through the federal Build Back Better (BBB) Regional Challenge grant awarded to the Pittsburgh region, RIDC and the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing Institute are working with regional Innovation Accelerators, formerly called Makerspaces, in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Innovation Accelerators, located in Allegheny, Cambria, Indiana, Westmoreland and at RIDC Armstrong Innovation Park, will provide regional manufacturers and entrepreneurs with access to equipment, knowledge, and other resources.

This funding will build upon existing capabilities within the Innovation Accelerators, enhance their equipment and offerings, make their services more readily available, help to expand their offerings to benefit small and medium-sized manufacturers and manufacturing entrepreneurs.

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For more information about Innovation Accelerators, Regional Innovation Accelerators – ARM Institute.

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