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Economic Development + Community Engagement

Connecting the university, community, and government to create a better place to learn, work, and live! Our three areas of focus are economic development, research & support, and community engagement.

Economic Development

Our goal is to make the area around us better. We do this by stimulating growth, innovation, and prosperity through partnerships, entrepreneurship, and research initiatives that benefit both the institution and our surrounding community. 

Research and Support
Drive discovery, innovation, and the advancement of knowledge, benefiting society by addressing pressing challenges and improving our understanding of the world.  
Community Engagement
We are actively working with the community and its organizations to make a positive impact, building strong relationships, and sharing resources and knowledge to benefit both the university and the surrounding community. Our division is also the voice of campus with local, state and federal government officials. 

Block22

Block22 is an innovative, mixed-use, live-learning community at 4th and Broadway in Downtown Pittsburg. In 2018, a unique partnership between Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and the Vecino Group transformed four historic buildings at 4th and Broadway into an entrepreneurial center. 

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Understand and identify reading challenges in children, students, and adults. 

Serving the needs of commercial polymers and plastics science today.

A new building for the Kelce College of Business will become the keystone anchor in Downton Pittsburg.

Premier regional consulting organization for small business owners 

Opportunities for innovators, government tech scouts and manufacturing & technology companies.

Greenbush and the Pitsco Idea Shop at Block22 host summer camps, workshops, and STEM activities for children.

A non-profit Community Development Corporation focused on promoting economic development and improving the overall quality of life. 

A place where people may take exams for purposes other than fulfilling Pitt State course requirements.

Economic Impact of Block22

35

companies assisted

516

new jobs generated

$83.2M

total economic impact

$1.45M

paid back in local taxes

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Our Team

Contact the University's Economic Development and Community Engagement team to explore collaborative initiatives fostering local growth, innovation, and partnerships for sustainable community development.

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