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Pittsburgh: A Hub of High Tech & Manufacturing Muscle

Smart Manufacturing Experience focuses on technological innovations and disruptions within the manufacturing industry. So, why is Pittsburgh the chosen location for this advanced manufacturing event? Well, the surrounding region is home to more than 12,000 manufacturing companies and many diverse industries including robotics, additive manufacturing, healthcare, energy and information technology. A few other reasons the city is considered a smart manufacturing hub:

  • More than 50% of the nation’s buying power is located within 500 miles
  • Pittsburgh boasts a skilled manufacturing workforce of 95,000
  • Experts from several area universities have transformed the city into a cybersecurity leader
  • The region is #2 in the United States for information technology degrees
  • Multiple area engineering colleges are continuously adding highly educated job seekers to the workforce
  • Birthplace of artificial intelligence
  • Named one of Newsweek’s smartest cities due to Carnegie Mellon University's Metro21 program, which implemented several smart city projects throughout Pittsburgh

As a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, Pittsburgh is attracting some of the world’s top companies. See the city’s advancement for yourself when you attend Smart Manufacturing Experience.

The Pittsburgh skyline

Pittsburgh at night