Emerging Tech Clusters in Western PA

Emerging Clusters

Over the past 20 years, southwestern Pennsylvania has transformed itself into a recognized center of excellence in information technology, the life sciences and advanced manufacturing.

These technology industry sectors have become key drivers of the region’s overall economic growth and vibrancy. However, if southwestern Pennsylvania is to continue to build its technology base, it must look to the future and pinpoint current industry niches and strengths with the potential to grow into economic generators.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council has identified eight such emerging clusters – cybersecurity, data storage, electro-optics, fuel cells, nanoscience, robotics, system on chip and tissue engineering – as part of its annual State of the Industry Report, which is conducted in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Economic Development (CED)."