Regional/Community Information

We invite you to learn more about our growing communities.  Located just a few miles from Pittsburgh, our area offers the convenience of a big city combined with the amenities of a smaller town.  Large shopping areas, a full range of housing opportunities, fine restaurants, safe and friendly neighborhoods, excellent school systems, along with its proximity to recreational and cultural activities, combine to provide the perfect atmosphere for you, your family, and your employees.

Whatever the type or size of your business, we want to be your business partner.  Our area offers a unique combination of resources necessary for your business growth and success — an excellent location only 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, 20 minutes to Pittsburgh International Airport, and many prime business sites which are immediately available and readily accessible to major highways.

Most importantly, our people make up a hard-working labor force devoted to the continued growth and success of the area we proudly call home.  If you are looking for a site that offers this unique combination, then our region in southwestern Pennsylvania is your best choice.

For more information contact us at 412.221.4100 or info@swccoc.org , and we will be glad to answer your questions in greater detail.

We invite you to “COME GROW WITH US”!

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Location

Located just a short 15 minute drive from downtown Pittsburgh, you can take advantage of being close to major business, universities and financial centers without the inner-city hassles. Pittsburgh is continually ranked by FORBES magazine as one of the top corporate headquarter cities.  The proximity of our region and our communities is only hours away from many key U. S. economic centers by air, ground and waterway transportation systems.  With two local access and exit locations to Interstate 79, we offer convenient and speedy access to the Interstate Highway System.  Interstate 70 is just 15 minutes away, Interstate 80 is only one hour to the north, and Interstate 68 is one hour to the south. State Routes 19, 22/30, 51, 60 and 40 are also readily accessible.  As you can see, our area offers a prime location for access to both regional and national markets, suppliers, and distributors.  Housing, education systems, and local businesses are all of the highest caliber.  We encourage you to seriously consider and compare our convenient location when analyzing your business move.

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Business Sites

Whether you are seeking existing office space or land for new construction, you will readily see the great business potential in our area.  With the availability of many excellent pre-developed and build-to-suite land parcels, to existing office and retail complexes you will find the right location for your business.  Follow the lead of numerous well-known national and international companies and locate your firm in our growing area. 

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Housing & Lifestyles  

The communities served by the South West Communities Chamber of Commerce may be described as unique.  Many communities boast of their special features, but we believe our area brings it all together for you, your business, and your employees. Our communities, including Bridgeville, Collier, Heidelberg, Scott, South Fayette and Upper St. Clair, offer small-town atmosphere, acreage for development and future expansion, and easy access to a major metropolitan area.

Our communities are safe and friendly.  Each municipality maintains an excellent police department and proudly boasts a lower than average crime rate. Eight volunteer fire departments and three emergency medical services provide quick and effective response times. These departments combine to provide a safe and worry-free living environment for our residents and businesses who have access to top rated school districts, numerous religious venues, and cultural events such as the symphony and theater.

Historically, the majority of Pittsburghers choose to live in the suburbs rather than in the inner city.  Live on a golf course or within walking distance of the center of town.  Housing opportunities exist for a variety of lifestyles — apartment complexes, townhouses, large rural estates, and suburban-type housing.  Large or small, luxurious or economical, unique or traditional, you will find many alternatives from which to choose.   Affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and recreational facilities combine to equal a high standard of living.  We are a great place to call home. 

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Education

 A sound education system is fundamental to the continued growth and success of a community, and such systems are available in and around our region, which includes a number of highly-rated school districts. These effective public school systems, as well as many qualified private schools, provide students with challenging and successful academic curricula. These programs are designed to maximize the potential of our children.  Educational alternatives are also available to students.  Numerous colleges and universities offer both two and four-year programs,and many offer advanced degrees. Vocational schools are also available to provide customized job training in student apprenticeship programs through schooI-to-business partnerships. 

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Resource Links:

 www.visitpittsburgh.com 
 www.visitpa.com 
 www.allegheny-county.us 
 www.ExplorePATrails.com 

 www.bridgevilleboro.com 
 www.carnegiepa.info 
 www.colliertownship.net 
 www.heidelbergpa.tripod.com 
 www.scott-twp.com 
 www.south-fayette.pa.us 
 www.twpusc.org 

 www.chartierscenter.org

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