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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.

 

2021 Updates: 

See news on Pennsylvania Neghborhood Assistance Program Grant, Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc., partnership and Howmet Aerospace Foundation Awards Grant

 EZCB: News/Spotlight

 

Check out some great EastShore videos on YouTube: 

*11/29/21 – Epic Metals in Rankin is a Manufacturer of steel roof and floor deck ceiling systems as well as architectural and sunscreen systems that are used throughout the country on large commercial construction projects. Local projects include Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh Convention Center, the Carnegie Museum Dinosaur Hall, the National Aviary and the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum. Around the country, they have done the San Francisco & Las Vegas airports, Dickies Arena (Fort Worth TX), National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, and its Udvar-Hazy expansion in VA.

They are also a leader in sustainability using solar panels and wind turbines to generate sustainable electricity at all of their manufacturing facilities. And they have charging stations for employees for their electric vehicles and since November 2021, the stations have displaced 9,700 gallons of gas saving 187,000 lb of carbon dioxide pollution. Since 1968, 500 people have contributed to the success of Epic Metals and they plan to continue that way!

 

 

* 7/21/2021 –Asti’s Italian Steakhouse offers a great menu, full service bar and spectacular views of the #EastShorePgh and Mon Valley! Francis Kyle Asti talks about the opportunities and how the communities have been welcoming and supportive. Contact 412-351-2170 or www.astiitaliansteakhouse.com. 

https://youtu.be/aiuCG8_uHCs

* 7/14/2021 – The reopening of the Swissvale Dari Delite was great news for Swissvale and the communities of the #EastShore! Chelsea Burket, owner of the iconic business, received support from the Enterprise Zone Corp (www.ezcb.org) with funding. The communities have been excited to see the business opened and thriving! https://youtu.be/phhO5rlxxJ4

*4/28/2021 – Have you seen the Triton dumpsters and wondered about the great artwork? Danielle Vasquez, President of Triton Pittsburgh, explains the use of graffiti and what Triton does in the #EastShorePgh and beyond.  https://youtu.be/_neSjxOW3Xo

* 4/7/2021 – Lenny Phillips, President of Phillips Tank & Structure, tells how he chose Braddock & Rankin for his company and why he’s happy to be expanding the business in the EastShore! https://youtu.be/mYRLbWbHAvM

* 3/24/2021 – What’s not to love about Swissvale? Here the Mayor and Enterprise Zone Board Member, Deneen Costanza Swartzwelder, has an update about what’s happening. https://youtu.be/a36-Ru3D43I

* 3/10/2021 – Braddock’s Battlefield History Center is part of the EastShore Pittsburgh, a program of the Enterprise Zone Corp of Braddock. It’s a great asset to North Braddock, check out the video and visit soon! www.braddocksbattlefield.com
https://youtu.be/ylKI71jud_4

* 2/24/2021 – Enterprise Zone Corp of Braddock‘s President & Rankin Council VP, Bill Pfoff, introduces a recap of the annual report found on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__ZHYOPTzWE

* 10/19/2020 – The Ohringer building becomes artist residences – https://youtu.be/5FAaJXR3PnI

* 10/4/2018 – Tom Murphy discusses opportunities for the communities in the EastShore – https://youtu.be/Ec9q9G0Xloo

 

2020 Update:

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.”

 

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 (Lee: State to invest $455,450 in local projects, nonprofits (pahouse.com)) – At a time of great economic uncertainty, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, today is thrilled to announce that the state will invest more than $455,000 in local nonprofits, community initiatives, projects and programs through a state tax credit program.

“Many of these organizations and nonprofits directly serve their communities, whether its through food distribution, housing, commercial redevelopment or educational programs,” Lee said. “During these tough economic times, I know how thinly they are stretched, and how they have stepped up to help their neighbors during this crisis. But this also represents a long-term investment in communities which for decades have been left on their own and will encourage additional private investment as well.”

By providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital, the Neighborhood Assistance Program encourages private sector investment into communities to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems.

Locally, programs funded included:

  • Hazelwood Initiative, $240,000 — Housing and commercial redevelopment.
  • Mon Valley Initiative, $160,000 – Residential stabilization program in Braddock.
  • Center of Life, Hazelwood, $27,500 – Food delivery, educational services, creation of community learning hub for youth.
  • Enterprise Zone Corp of Braddock, $20,350 – Business development through revolving enterprise loan program.
  • Community Kitchen, Hazelwood, $7,600 – Meal distribution, support services.

For a full list of programs and projects in southwestern Pennsylvania, follow this link.

OUR BACKGROUND

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.

OUR GOALS

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

WE ENCOURAGE

  • 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

OUR COMMUNITIES

OUR PARTNERS