Local Government and Community Relations
Carnegie Mellon is a vital member of the Pittsburgh community. The university is one of the largest employers in the region, employing more than 3,500 at its main and branch campuses. Its physical presence is most prominent in the city's Oakland neighborhood, but the university maintains research centers and buildings in many of Pittsburgh's diverse neighborhoods. Carnegie Mellon's main campus is directly adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh, making collaboration between the two schools a natural and frequent occurrence.
The Office of Government Relations serves as the university's primary point of contact for our city and county officials, including the County Executive, Mayor's office, and city and county councils. University officials are also active in many of the community and economic development groups that are driving Pittsburgh's future, including the Allegheny Conference on Economic Development, the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Oakland Task Force, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.