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.
Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program
The URA’s Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program is committed to the growth and development of minority and women-owned firms in Pittsburgh. We offer assistance with MWBE certification and connecting Minority & Women-Owned firms to capacity building opportunities.
The URA's LandCare program engages small businesses and community organizations to maintain several hundred URA-owned lots. This program incorporates technology, community engagement, and business/workforce development.
BizFIT Entrepreneurial Training Program
The Riverside Center for Innovation's BizFit Program is designed to assist disadvantaged business owners in the both non-construction and construction industry with the skillset to operate their business from start-up to becoming a sustainable enterprise. BizFit helps the owners identify their strengths and weaknesses, look at their capabilities, evaluate the marketplace and to see how their respective fits into the industry, along with developing a five-year strategic growth action plan.