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Target Cluster Industries

When a site selection team is looking for a region to locate a facility, many factors enter into the decision. Availability of land or buildings, access to transportation systems and a skilled labor pool are just some of the issues to be considered. Companies want to locate their facility in proximity to related commerce. This target clustering of industries is proving beneficial to businesses throughout the country.

The Oil Region Alliance has identified four areas of specialized target clustering whose requirements match our strengths: Manufacturing & Machine Technology, Logistics & Distribution, Medical Sector and Business & Professional Services.

Medical Sector

The Oil Region is a prime location for development and manufacture of equipment for the medical sector. Two universities and one college are right in the region and 27 colleges & universities are within a 100 mile radius. Our close proximity to the research departments of the University of Pittsburgh creates a talent pool that your site selection team needs. In addition to our regional hospitals, we are a short drive from biomedical centers in major metropolitan areas and many research and testing labs.

Regionally, northwestern Pennsylvania is ranked second in the nation in employment in the pharmaceutical fields, third in the biotechnical arena and fourth in medical device employment. The region has numerous sites for relocation that are ready for medical sector use, to include 85 acres adjacent to UPMC Hospital.. Affordable lots and buildings are ready for occupancy, plus low costs to build make the Oil Region attractive to site selection teams. Numerous state and local government incentives and tax abatements are available for expansion or relocation of your medical sector industry to the Oil region.

Our staff is here to get answers and make this process simple for your site selection team. The Oil Region Alliance is here to guide you through the government incentives process.

Logistics

A logistics and distribution operation requires access to major interstate highways, railroad lines and airports in order to keep merchandise moving to your customers. From just about anywhere in the Oil Region, your distribution center can be located less than 20 minutes from Interstate 80, one of the nation’s busiest East-West transportation corridors. Interstate 79 and Interstate 90 are also only a short distance away.Rail lines run throughout the Oil Region as well as a county airport with connecting flights to international and other regional airports.

Our region is within a 500 mile radius of more than one-third of the U.S. population and more than half of Canada’s. This makes product distribution readily available to nearly half of North America. Raw material shipping and storage for manufacturing facilities is also a benefit of relocating your logistics operations to the Oil Region.

Many sites are available and affordable in our area for location of your logistics and distribution or warehouse facility. Government incentive programs are available for a wide range of business location projects, and our region boasts a large, trainable workforce, in addition to everything else you’ll need to run a successful logistics and distribution operation from the Oil Region.

Manufacturing and Machine Technology

The Oil Region offers your site location search team access to the research and development opportunities of nearby major metropolitan areas while still offering the lower operating costs and readily available land that makes middle America attractive to site selectors. State and local government incentives are available for employee training and expansion; or relocation of your manufacturing and machine technology plant.

The infrastructure of the Oil Region provides quick access to highways, major transportation systems and convenient airports. All utilities, including electrical co-operatives and telecommunications networks are here to ensure that nothing stands between your business and success. Our region also has three colleges and universities and a primary and secondary education system that is recognized for its excellence.

This education network is crucial to maintaining one of the largest benefits that we can provide for your manufacturing and technology facility: a large pool of highly trained, well-educated workers.

Our region is within a 500 mile radius of more than one-third of the U.S. population and more than half of Canada’s, keeping you close to your manufacturing operation’s customers.

Many affordable sites are available in the Oil Region for location of your manufacturing and machine technology operation. Our staff is here to get answers and make this process simple for your site selection team. We also can guide you through the government incentives process. See what we have to offer. You’ll find the Oil Region is the place to locate your manufacturing and machine technology plant.

Business and Professional Service

Proximity to other businesses, transportation options and a professional workforce are key concerns to site selector teams that are searching for a community to locate a business and professional services organization. Financial incentives from the state and local government, the ready availability of land or buildings and the region’s cost of living also factor into the decision. The Oil Region is a premier location for selection teams to consider for a business and professional service companies.

The Oil Region has three colleges and universities and an education system that is recognized for its excellence. This is crucial to maintaining one of the largest benefits that we can provide: a pool of highly trained, well educated workers. Additionally, there is a corridor of corporate offices right in our own backyard and nearby metropolitan areas.

Major East-West and North-South interstate highway systems run through the Oil Region. Rail access and regional airports, in addition to international airports at nearby major metropolitan areas provide the accessibility to the rest of the world that site selection teams are looking for.

The region has numerous sites that are ready for immediate use. Affordable lots and buildings that are ready for occupancy, plus low costs to build make the Oil Region attractive for location of business and professional service companies. The region also has a cost of living that is below the national average. Numerous state and local government incentives and tax abatement programs are available for companies expanding or relocating to the Oil Region.

Our staff is here to get answers and make this process simple for your site selection team. The Oil Region Alliance is here to guide you through the process.

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