Carnegie Mellon University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
The Oakland Retail Market- Oakland is home to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a number of world renowned cultural institutions. Over 100,000 people spend some portion of their day in Oakland, including students, residents, faculty/staff and visitors who spend in excees of $300 million a year in the commercial district. For more information on the Oakland market please see the Oakland Retail Market Study (click here to view).
Oakland Innovation District- The universities, medical center and technology companies in Oakland help drive the emergence of Pittsburgh as a world class innovation economy. The University of Pittsburgh recently published a report on the Oakland Innovation District (click here to view). This is further supported by a Brooking Institute Study, Capturing the Next economy: Pittsburgh's rise as a global innovation city which found that Oakland is poised to lead the way to the new Pittsburgh economy through its Oakland Innovation District (click here to view).
Pittsburgh has been rated one of the top cities in America in over 90 "best of "ratings since 2014 (the full list of accolades can be viewed at www.visitpittsburgh.com). Among the awards are “Most Livable" (Forbes), “Coolest American city you haven’t been to” and “among 10 cities where techies should consider moving” (Huffington Post), “Best all-American vacation” (The Travel Channel), “2nd best city for millennials” (CNBC), “Most fun city in America” (Wallet Hub) and the “NextTech City” (Pittsburgh Business Times).