Community

Community

WELCOME
Welcome to the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce website.  If you have not visited here for awhile, you may have noticed that it looks different.  We also hope you notice that the differences are not just cosmetic.

Our intent in redesigning this website is to create a virtual “Town Square” where anyone who is interested in Monroeville and the area can use as a primary resource for area news, events and business happenings. Community groups and non-profits are able to post their events, creating another avenue to further bring the Monroeville area together.

But we haven’t forgotten about our businesses. The member portion of the site will provide an opportunity for the business community to gain insight, post jobs, or check out available commercial real estate. We are striving to make this the first on-line place for members to forge and strengthen their business relationships, and make it easy to do business anywhere in eastern Allegheny and western Westmoreland County.

We hope that you find our new look to be visually appealing and rich in content.  Please bookmark the site and come back to it frequently.  It will continue to evolve and be a reflection of our community.


Community COMMUNITY PROFILE
The Municipality of Monroeville is located 12 miles east of Pittsburgh and is easily accessible by interstate highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Monroeville area has long been known for its dynamic retail, restaurant, and hospitality offerings.  It is home to landmark retail sites such as The Miracle Mile and the Monroeville Mall.  This tradition continues into the present day, as Monroeville is southwest Pennsylvania’s second largest retail center. 

In addition to these advantages, the area is poised to become a center of medical excellence, anchored by the region’s largest health care networks. Monroeville also has the largest convention center in the state outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.  The Monroeville Convention Center, hosting hundreds of trade shows and conventions every year, is a true community asset.


Community BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
The Monroeville area is home to more than 3,000 businesses of all sizes.  The Monroeville area is home to more than 123,000 people who reside in the suburban communities of eastern Allegheny and western Westmoreland Counties.  The area has a higher household median income ($56,700) than Allegheny County ($49,800) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ($50,200).  Our workforce is highly educated, thanks to our regional colleges and universities.  Monroeville is host to one of the Community College of Allegheny County’s regional campuses, as well as many other post secondary educational offerings.  Business owners will find a deep and well-educated workforce here.

The Monroeville area is also home to financial institutions that specialize in lending to small businesses.  This is a community where you can get to know your bankers and they can get to know you.  This kind of community and these kinds of relationships smooth the process of securing capital.


Community THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO
The Monroeville area’s reputation is as a gateway community, offering convenient access to a night in the city or a weekend in the mountains. The municipality is located within minutes of the arts, cultural, and sporting amenities offered by the City of Pittsburgh and the outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and fishing, for which the nearby Laurel Highlands are so well known.

But Monroeville has its own attractions, including neighborhood parks and trails, community festivals, and fine dining. The area boasts a number of family-friendly offerings as well. Spend a weekend in Monroeville and you will be on the go the whole time.