Fast Facts

Business

Pittsburgh a Top 10 Great City for Starting a Business (kiplinger)

Mentors, funding, business plan competitions and technical talent make Pittsburgh a Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs (under30ceo)

Pittsburgh is a Top 15 City for Tech Startup (NVCA).

Top 10 Cities for Startup Capital: Once a thriving manufacturing city that fell upon hard times, Pittsburgh has found new life as a home for startups. (Airinc)

Ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline to the top of Mount Washington for one of the most stunning city views.

Cool

Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, more than any other city in the world including Venice, Italy

#4 Most Literate City in the U.S. (CCSU)

Top 10 Best Places to Travel in 2013 and America’s Coolest City contender (Jetsetter)

Green

PNC - world's greenest skyscraper, $400 million structure will rise 40 stories and house offices for 3,000 employees

BIKE Magazine ranks Pittsburgh 5th best place to live and ride

Pittsburgh has the most certified "green" buildings in the U.S.

Bike the Great Allegheny Passage – a 150-mile trail that connects the C&O Canal Trail in Cumberland, M.D., creating a 355-mile off-road route between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Completion set for Nov. 2011.

CONSOL Energy Center, the new home of Pittsburgh Penguins, has 18,087 seats in honor of #87 Sidney Crosby. It’s the first NHL arena to be Gold-LEED certified.

Ride the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline to the top of Mount Washington for one of the most stunning city views.

Sports

Pittsburgh is the only city in the country whose major sports teams (Steelers, Pirates and Penguins) all wear the same colors.

PNC Park is the #1 Ballpark in America! (tripadvisor)

Pittsburgh Penguins have won three Stanley Cups.

Pittsburgh Steelers have won six Super Bowls.

Tech

Pittsburgh is a Top 15 City for Tech Startup (NVCA).

Top 10 Cities for Startup Capital: Once a thriving manufacturing city that fell upon hard times, Pittsburgh has found new life as a home for startups. (Airinc)

16 percent of all companies in the Pittsburgh region are technology focused

#1 Smartest City in America: It turns out that Pittsburgh is kind of a big deal when it comes to being smart (Movoto.com).