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.
EZCB Selected For Allegheny Conference’s Strengthening Communities Partnership
The Enterprise Zone, serving Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale, has been selected to participate in the Allegheny Conference’s prestigious Strengthening Communities Partnership. This program stimulates regional vitality by forging collaboration between businesses and community leaders to improve neighborhoods across Southwestern Pennsylvania. The EZCB is one of sixteen (16) groups participating in the program.
“In order to build our next generation economy for all, we need a vital, globally competitive economy where thriving people live in the highest quality of place,” said Stefani Pashman, CEO Allegheny Conference. “This involves creating the right opportunities for the business community to contribute to economic advancement of struggling neighborhoods. The Conference is uniquely positioned to help build strong relationships between business and community leaders and has committed resources to assist our 16 community partners.”
Since its inception in 2012, SCP has assisted communities to bring in over $15M in revenue, close to 50% coming from tax credit funds. By expanding the program, SCP will benefit close to 200,000 residents in the Pittsburgh region.
EZCB President William Pfoff said “Since we started our EastShore Initiative we’re seeing a lot of energy among our public and private sector representatives. The SCP will help us to achieve a stronger momentum in our economic transformation. Working with the SCP we have the opportunity to access new public and private resources and tools”. Mr. Pfoff added, “We’re witnessing new private investment in business and residential sectors in our communities. The Allegheny Conference has recognized the progress we’re making and we’re thankful to them for including us in their efforts to continue the progress in revitalizing the region.”
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…
THIS WILL INCLUDE
- 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