Science & Technology

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Just as manufacturing fueled the tremendous economic growth of Allegheny County in its early history, the technology industry is poised to lead our changing economy into the new millennium.

There are currently more than 800 firms and over 100,000 people involved in the advanced technology industry in the Allegheny County region. The area's corporate, university and health care infrastructure has been the catalyst in spawning our primary high-tech industries which include information technology, biomedical technology, environmental technology and advanced materials and manufacturing.

The Robotics Institute is the largest facility in the world for robotics research. The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is one of five centers in the country that spawned the essential infrastructure for the Internet.

The Software Engineering Institute, Biomedical and Bioengineering Center, Tissue Engineering Initiative, and the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse are all in the forefront of cutting-edge research and development. These pioneers will continue to enhance Allegheny County's reputation as a leader in developing emerging technologies that will positively impact many facets of our lives well into the next century.