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The Enterprise Zone Corporation of Braddock names Bernie McShea as the first Executive Director effective May 1, 2024.

EZCB works to encourage business investment and create and retain jobs in the boroughs of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale by providing reduced interest rate financing to employers. Since its founding in 1985, EZCB has provided $3M in direct business and building investment loans, leveraging over $16M in other funding, and creating almost 600 jobs. The EastShore Pittsburgh initiative was launched in 2018.

McShea brings strong economic development experience to EastShore, having led the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s business development team for almost a decade in the 2000s. Recruited to Space Florida, the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, his team led efforts to bring companies like Space X and Blue Origin  to Florida, provided low-cost financing to aerospace supply chain companies, and partnered with the Florida Venture Forum in conduction an annual Aerospace+Emerging Tech Forum. Collectively, these efforts assisted more than 200 companies in creating 24k new jobs, with $3B in new capital investment.

Please see the Press Release for full details.

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Pittsburgh has a north shore and a south side, a west end and an east end. Now it has an EastShore.

The EastShore is Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, and Swissvale – four towns coming together as one community. We are proud of our heritage and excited for the future. Come join us as we shine a spotlight on the people, places, and businesses that make this area a great place to live, work, and play.

TRAFFIC ALERT – Kenmawr/Braddock Avenue Ramp DETOUR

The Allegheny County Department of Public Works announced that the Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp, located between Talbot Avenue and Line Street in Rankin, will close starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024. The closure, which is expected to end in December 2024, is required for replacement of the poor-rated ramp, including new pavement, sidewalk, curb, drainage, barrier and guide rail, traffic signals, roadway lighting, signage, and pavement markings.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured using Talbot Avenue, Fourth Street, Sixth Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured using Fourth Street and Talbot Avenue.

UPDATE 4/7/24: Line Street will close on April 15 and remain closed for the year to finish the Kenmawr bridge repairs.

Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue Replacement Project (

Rankin Bridge Ramp in Rankin to Close Starting on June 17

Published on June 07, 2024: PITTSBURGH – The Department of Public Works announced today a Rankin Bridge ramp (Rankin/Braddock exit) between South Braddock Avenue and Kenmawr Avenue/Braddock Avenue in Rankin will close starting at 6 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024. Also, Kenmawr Avenue will be reduced to a single lane of traffic in each direction between Carrie Furnace Boulevard and Braddock Avenue. Those restrictions are expected to end in December 2024. They are required as part of the ongoing Braddock Avenue/Kenmawr Avenue ramp replacement project.