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Who We Are

The EastShore is
Pittsburgh at its best

Our community is comprised of the neighborhoods of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin, and Swissvale. We are an area steeped in tradition and bursting with potential. We have strong community associations, vibrant and emerging retail quarters, quick access to the core of the region and miles of riverfront on the Monongahela River. And we are right in the middle of Allegheny County.

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EZCB Business Loan Program Guidelines

Enterprise Zone Corp of Braddock, serving Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale, offers low-interest loans that stimulate business development and create new jobs.  Projects can include acquiring land and buildings, renovations and infrastructure improvements, purchase of machinery and equipment, and building inventory and working capital.

The number of jobs to be created, especially for local residents, will be a factor in determining the amount of the loan.  Loans can be up to 50% of the total project cost, with a maximum of $100,000.  The loan must be secured with adequate collateral.  The fixed interest rate is 4%.

12/6/22 – EZCB Annual Dinner – US Steel Presentation

The members of the Enterprise Zone Corp (of Braddock) representing the 4 communities of the #EastshorePgh came together for their year end dinner on December 6 at Mary’s Vine in Rankin. The mayors were in attendace – Cletus Lee of North Braddock Borough, Joelisa McDonald of Rankin, Deneen Swartzwelder of Swissvale and Delia Lenon of Braddock Borough. The evening’s speaker was United States Steel Corporation’s Kurt Barshick, a Pittsburger, who is the General Manager – North American Flat-Rolled – Mon Valley Works which is made up of the Clairton Plant (coking operation), Edgar Thomson Plant (primary opertions), Irvin Plant (finishing), and Fairless Plant (galvanizing). USS has pledged $1M for the refurbishment of 

the Braddock Carnegie Library. Part of Mr. Barshick’s message was that there are good paying jobs available here for those willing to work hard. The Economic Impact in the Pittsburgh Region includes being the area’s largest manufacturer, and Mon Valley works expenditures in 2018 was over $3B, there are 3,000 people employed directly and 10,500 support jobs and $4.6B in economic output throughout the region. 

10/14/22 – Carrie Furnace Groundbreaking 

Federal, State and Local Officials along with interested parties were on hand for the RIDC groundbreaking at the historical Carrie Furnace in Rankin and Swissvale.

​​A star is born? Carrie Furnaces site eyed as campus for the region’s film industry | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attending at the Carrie Furnace Groundbreaking:  (from left) Rankin Council President Lucky Price, Swissvale native and United States Representative Mike Doyle, Swissvale Mayor and EZCB Secretary Deneen Swartzwelder and Rankin Councilman and EZCB President Bill Pfoff.

Check out our YouTube channel for videos of some of our great businesses and what our four communities have to offer.  EastShore Pgh – YouTube



The EastShore is an initiative spearheaded by the Enterprise Zone Corp. of Braddock (EZCB), along with its public and private partners. Over the past 30 years, the EZCB’s activities in the communities it supports have resulted in over 100 development projects, $400 million dollars of private investment, and nearly 500 new jobs.


Reintroduce the neighborhood to the Pittsburgh region through an extensive marketing and outreach effort…


  • A website showcasing EastShore businesses, restaurants, real-estate and other attractions
  • Neighborhood signage with our logo
  • Deepening our connections with local municipalities and small business owners in order to build on the community’s economic momentum
  • Building on the area’s existing events and attractions


  • Small businesses to relocate and expand within the EastShore
  • Individuals to move to our communities and put down roots
  • Visits to our historic sites
  • Growth in our retail corridors, through marketing them as a regional destination
  • Large-scale revitalization along both the riverfront and in the heart of the community