The Pittsburgh Innovation District is the heartbeat of Pittsburgh’s growing ‘eds and meds’ economy. Home to a wide array of on and off campus innovation assets, the District is experiencing construction boom of new developments that house thousands of square feet in innovative office, laboratory and educational space. From start-ups, to scaling companies and university-led research projects with large corporations, Oakland is the epicenter of our region’s economy.
Why work in the Pittsburgh Innovation District?
KIZ Credit Program
Transportation & Mobility
Innovation District Skills Alliance
The Innovation District Skills Alliance creates career pathways for high-barrier residents from surrounding neighborhoods to support inclusive growth of the Pittsburgh Innovation District. By training participants directly in the skills needed for a selected position and providing them with supportive services, graduates of this program are connected with lucrative positions within local universities and companies.
Living in the District
The Pittsburgh Innovation District’s strength is in its diversity of people who work, learn, live and play here. Featuring Pittsburgh’s best transit options, amenities, restaurants, and outdoor activities & green space, the District has the best elements of a well-connected, well-rounded, urban lifestyle. Within the Pittsburgh Innovation District, there are opportunities for career development, healthy living, and cultural enrichment for a high quality of life. As you search for a place to live in the Pittsburgh Innovation District, you will see a variety of places to make your next home. From modern apartment buildings to upscale townhomes and charming homes in South Oakland, there is an option for all stages of life. And with unparalleled bus service and walkability, you can be anywhere in the city within minutes.
via Public Transit
A Multitude of
Micro-Transit Options Exist in the Neighborhood
One of the Most Educated Markets on the East Coast
One of the Pittsburgh’s Fastest Growing Neighborhoods
Oakland Boasts the City’s Best Suite of Urban Living Amenities
The Innovation District is Pittsburgh’s Largest Employment Center
Getting around town has never been easier, as the Pittsburgh Innovation District is at the forefront of mobility and micromobility. Our neighborhood is one of the best-connected in Pittsburgh, with unrivaled bus access, bike-friendly pathways, innovative microtransit options, nature trails in green spaces, and walkability district-wide.
Arts & Culture
The District is home to internationally known arts and cultural institutions. Whether you want to view high end and contemporary art, delve into human and animal past, relax and learn, or enjoy a brisk walk through meticulously cultivated gardens, The District has it all.
Spanning centuries, CMOA’s collection tells a multitude of stories about creativity and artistry. Visitors will find something thought-provoking around every corner. Plan a visit, spend some time with your favorite artworks, and get to know new ones you might not have encountered before!
More than 100 years after Andrew Carnegie’s initial gift, Carnegie Museum of Natural History remains a place of scientific inquiry and a world class public institution. By displaying nature’s wonders, museum leaders hope to spark conversation about the inherent worth of nature and to inspire a new generation of scientists.
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, CLP – Main offers a variety of free entertainment, training sessions and literature-based programs for all members of the family. Expert librarians are also available to answer questions, provide research guidance and readers’ advisories, and to assist in using popular technology.
A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens.
Oakland is home to one of Pittsburgh’s largest parks. Donated to the City in 1889, Schenley Park now encompasses 456 acres of trails, forests, venues, and attractions sprawling through Oakland and Squirrell Hill. Operated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Schenley Park has something to offer to everyone.
Programs & Initiatives
Learn how the Innovation District promotes collaboration and growth.