Marketing Resources

  Bureau of Economic Analysis
  Business Marketing Association
  Economic Growth Connection (Demographics)
  Pennsylvania State Data Center
  Smart Business Network
  SRDS Media Solution
  Websters Online Business Directory
  Thomas Regional Small Business Outlook  (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required.)

Local Business Resources

  Economic Growth Connection
  Invent PA
  Pittsburgh Technology Council
  Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
  Small Business Development Center
  Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation

Economic Development Sites

  Allegheny Conference on Community Development / Pennsylvania Economy League
  Allegheny County Department of Economic Development
  BIG: Beaver Initiative for Growth
  CMU: Center for Economic Development
  City of Pittsburgh
  Riverfront Development Plan
  Community Loan Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Inc.
  Fay-Penn Economic Development Council
  Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
  Innovation Works
  Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation
  Pittsburgh Business Parks
  Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse
  Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
  Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
  Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
  Pittsburgh Technology Council
  Port of Pittsburgh Commission
  Port of Pittsburgh Commission Industrial Development
  The Progress Fund
  Regional Development Funding Corporation (RDFC)
  Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI)
  Somerset County Economic Development Council
  Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission
  Sustainable Pittsburgh
  3RC: 3 Rivers Connect
  Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
  Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC)

Pennsylvania State Sites for Business

  Department of Community and Economic Development (Invent PA)
  Department of Environmental Protection
  Department of Labor and Industry

Doing Business in PA (PA PowerPort)


US Government Sites for Business

  Economic Development Administration
  National Institute of Standards and Technology
  U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration
  National Technology Transfer Center
  United States Small Business Administration

Membership Associations

  Advanced Manufacturing Network
  American Society for Quality
  Association for Manufacturing Excellence
  National Association of Manufacturers
  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  National Council for Advanced Manufacturing

White Papers

  Manufacturing Pennsylvania’s Future (Download the Deloitte Report)
  IEDC Unveils New Manufacturing Report Initiative report titled Ensuring the Future of American Manufacturing.
  The Pittsburgh Technology Council State of the Industry Report

Manufacturing Portals

  SMTnet is an industry portal site bringing together providers and users of the products, services, and information related to electronics manufacturing.


Superfactory is a site used to expand and create collaborative partnerships with other like-minded organizations around the world. The resources are intended to be an in-depth and unbiased knowledge base for the manufacturing professional.



  Industry Week
  AMEN Newsletter and Target Magazine
  National Association of Manufacturers Bookstore (NAM)
  NCMS At a Glance
  Superfactory Newsletter
  TEQ Magazine


  The Campaign for Growth and Manufacturing Renewal (NAM)
  Pennsylvania Legislators
  The Prosperity Project (NAM)
  University of Pittsburgh: Human Capital Policy Initiative

Academic Resources

  Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business
  Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management
  CMU: Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR)
  Duquesne University Institute for Economic Transformation
  Junior Achievement of Southwest Pennsylvania
  Saint Vincent College Center for Global Competitiveness
  Duquesne University Chrysler Corporation SBDC
  University of Pittsburgh
  Saint Vincent College, Latrobe
  University of Pittsburgh: Katz School of Business