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The mission of the City of Pittsburg’s Economic Development Department is to provide resources to the business and development communities with the purposes of attracting, retaining, and expanding employment opportunities for area residents, stimulating the local economy and expanding the local sales and property tax base, while maintaining a positive balance between growth, social equity, and the economy.

The City of Pittsburg is located just a short BART ride from San Francisco, in eastern Contra Costa County, between the Delta waters and the foot of Mount Diablo.

The City is strategically located near a number of prestigious higher education institutions, such as the Cal State East Bay Concord CampusUC Berkeley and UC Davis, and is the home of Los Medanos College, the sixth ranked community college in the nation.

Pittsburg offers everything from access to a deep water shipping channel and two BART Stations to an active community expected to grow by nearly 20,000 over the next two decades.

Land in Pittsburg is also more affordable than other parts of the Bay Area, with an average land cost significantly lower than San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, while still close to these larger cities.

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The City is also home to nearly 1,700 acres of Opportunity Zones, nearly half of which is within the transit-oriented Railroad Avenue Specific Plan Area, which calls for increased density and development intensity near the newly opened BART Station and Civic Center.

Investment Priorities

Briefcase Employment opportunities that allow residents to work in the city they reside
Housing Housing that is state of the art, with amenities that attract young professionals and families
Wrench Rehab and revitalization of existing commercial districts to help retain and grow local businesses
Transit Sustainable development that is transit-oriented, reducing reliance on automobiles

Quick Links:

• Opportunity Zone Prospectus
• Site Selection
• Business Survey
• Railroad Avenue Specific Plan

Last updated: 3/19/2020 10:54:47 AM