Created in 2015, Pitt’s Office of Economic Partnerships was formed to create and implement an economic development framework that enhances the University’s mission to advance teaching, research, and public service. The framework is designed to increase Pitt’s ability to partner on economic opportunities, connect the University to the global economy, and accelerate growth in the regional economy.

To better leverage our economic development power and efforts, the framework is built on three key strategies.

Key Strategies

  • Build the university’s capabilities and image as an agile resource ready to partner
  • Raise Pittsburgh’s profile as an innovation hub to attract talent and opportunity,
  • Prepare and connect talent with Pittsburgh’s economy