Improving the Pittsburgh Region's Global Competitiveness
GlobalPittsburgh improves global competitiveness by promoting the Greater Pittsburgh Region, attracting international leaders, influencers and students, and engaging them with regional leaders, companies, educational institutions and organizations.
GlobalPittsburgh creates long-term global relationships by connecting leaders and organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh Region with international leaders and influencers.
Since 1959, Global Pittsburgh has:
Forged cultural, educational, and business relationships between the Greater Pittsburgh Region and the global community through citizen diplomacy
Connected people and institutions in the region with audiences around the world through a wide range of hosting, training, networking, educational and outreach services and programs
- Built a stellar reputation for its expertise in matching international leaders with centers of excellence in the Greater Pittsburgh Region
As a 52-year member of the Washington, DC-based National Council for International Visitors, GlobalPittsburgh (formerly the Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors) is the U.S. State Department’s designated regional service provider for the International Visitor Leadership Program and other government-sponsored international exchange programs.
GlobalPittsburgh now has a network of over 500 members, volunteers, and citizen diplomats who ensure that visiting leaders’ and students’ time in the Greater Pittsburgh region has bilateral impact. Consequently, international leaders and students develop new strategic business opportunities, business and personal contacts, and a positive impression of the region that may inspire them to return, to encourage more potential visits by leaders, influencers and students, or to work and live in the region.
Our Programs and Services
International Leaders – Hosting Overseas Delegations
Tailored professional itineraries for emerging leaders in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program, other federally funded programs, and fee-based programming for international leaders sponsored by their governments, businesses or other institutions. These itineraries are designed to promote ongoing linkages between the international participants and the Pittsburgh regional leaders with whom they meet.
GlobalPittsburgh CONNECT - Serving International Professionals, Researchers and Students
Home stays, hospitality and a year-round series of events to acculturate and welcome international professionals, ESL students, international students, researchers, scholars and their families to the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
Study Pittsburgh – Attracting & Engaging International Students
Marketing the region to attract more international students and connect them with regional businesses, cultural assets and communities in collaboration with its consortium of universities and university programs, the GlobalPittsburgh Educational Partnership.
Business Link – Serving Regional Corporations & International Executives
A global competitiveness clearinghouse using GlobalPittsburgh’s extensive international and regional network to provide valuable connections, intelligence and assistance to corporations throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.