Monday, August 3, 2009
Bringing Jobs to the Region
Carnegie Mellon University has helped to foster Pittsburgh’s transformation from a world-leading steel manufacturer to a worldwide hotbed for education, technology and research.
Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff and students have created more than 200 companies and 9,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh area during the last 15 years. Today, the university is one of the region’s largest employers and a catalyst for getting technology companies to consider Pittsburgh. For example, the Collaborative Innovation Center on Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus is the only building in the world where Google, Intel, Apple and a Microsoft-sponsored research lab have been established. In 2008, Disney opened a research lab on the Pittsburgh campus, one of only two of its kind in the world, to collaborate with Carnegie Mellon scientists on research and development for its many entertainment endeavors.