Business Loans & Resources
Programs designed to help Pittsburgh's entrepreneurs and businesses thrive
No matter what your business needs, we are here to help.
The URA offers a variety of financing products for small- and medium-sized business development and commercial real estate development. These are gap financing products that work in conjunction with private equity and private debt to help your business close the financing for your business growth and expansion.
Our team also works with a large network of technical assistance providers and partners to help your business start, improve, and grow.
For more information on any these programs, please contact Lynnette Morris at email@example.com.
Avenues of Hope Storefront Façade Grant Program
The Avenues of Hope Storefront Façade Grant Program provides funds to commercial building and business owners to improve their building facades.
Avenues of Hope Commercial Real Estate Program
The Avenues of Hope Commercial Real Estate Program provides long-term financing, from $50,000 - $200,000, to local and minority small businesses and developers in support of Avenues of Hope projects.
Childcare Reinvestment Business Fund
Provided by Invest PGH, the Childcare Reinvestment Business Fund (CRiB) is a forgivable loan pilot program designed to sustain and stimulate the growth of new and existing child care businesses in the City of Pittsburgh.
Minority Business Recovery & Growth Loan Fund
Made possible by PNC and the City of Pittsburgh, the Minority Business Recovery & Growth Loan Fund provides access to capital, up to $100,000, for existing minority-owned businesses inside the City of Pittsburgh that are recovering from COVID-19 or growing.
Micro-Enterprise Loan Program
Provided by Invest PGH, the program offers financing for startup and small businesses that need capital to launch or grow a business. This program provides loans of up to $30,000 for working capital, equipment, inventory, and leasehold improvements. View our Micro-Loan investment portfolio.
Accelerating Business Expansion Loan (ABEL) Program
Provided by Invest PGH, this program provides competitive market-rate financing with flexible underwriting standards for small- to medium-sized commercial businesses for real estate purchase, pre-development, development or construction; furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory, machinery; and working capital.
Small Contractor Line of Credit Program
The Small Contractor Line of Credit Program is intended to support operating construction companies taking on city-based projects that require access to working capital. Applicants may receive financing of up to 90% of submitted and approved invoices of $25,000 - $100,000 on an annual basis.
Pittsburgh Business Fund (PBF)
Financing up to $500,000 for small- and medium-sized businesses for working capital, real estate, equipment, and leasehold improvements.
URA Ventures is an early stage, diversity-focused fund seeking to invest in companies within the City of Pittsburgh. The fund aims to make strategic investments and accelerate access and availability to risk capital to historically disadvantaged small businesses.