Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:15AM
- Guide people towards local, state, and federal financing and tax abatement programs
- Create a searchable online database of affordable City- and County-owned properties for sale
- Connect entrepreneurs with resources such as the Pittsburgh Tech Council, Innovation Works and AlphaLab
And we should go one step further. We should create a small-business incubator space offering low rents and technical assistance to entrepreneurs who need a foundation to build on. In addition to supporting the next generation of Pittsburgh business owners it will concentrate knowledge in clusters throughout the East End, fostering a collaborative business environment to help spawn even more great ideas and innovations. This will enhance neighborhood quality, bring new people into the City limits, and broaden our tax base.