Programs & Initiatives

The Hill CDC currently offers the following programs. Also, visit our Services section to learn how we serve the Hill District of Pittsburgh PA.

Beauty Works

Beauty Works

BeautyWorks is a 12-week business leadership development program designed to provide core business development programming for small business owners seeking to develop deeper professional and personal competencies. BeautyWorks is comprised of a small cohort focused on beauty based businesses, developing leadership skills, and the ... Read More

BizLab

BizLab

Growing a business is a challenge in today’s tough economy.  Now, more than ever, it is important to take advantage of available resources.  The Hill CDC is here to make it easier to access the resources that a growing business needs. The Hill CDC, in collaboration with community partners, such as Urban Innovation21, local ... Read More

BLAST

BLAST

The Business Leadership and Social Transformation (BLAST) program is a 12-week business leadership development program designed to provide core business development programming for small business owners seeking to develop deeper professional and personal competencies. The BLAST program is comprised of a small cohort (7 to 10 business owners) ... Read More

HDRising

HDRising

Pipelining businesses for the Hill District's commercial corridor. Where culture, community, commerce, and innovation converge. About the Initiative  The Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC) is excited to announce our newest initiative, HD Rising, which has been created to assist businesses and entrepreneurs in ... Read More

Hill Builds

Hill Builds

The Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce the second cohort of Hill Builds, an accelerator program for MWDBE contractors in the construction trades. Hill Builds was first launched in 2018. This program is in partnership with Paramount Pursuits and Riverside Center for Innovation.  This year, the Hill ... Read More

Hill District 100

Hill District 100

If you are interested in purchasing a home in the Hill and would like to be added to the Hill District 100 Membership List to receive email updates about homeownership workshops, property listings, and other homeownership opportunities in the Hill, please subscribe to our email list: Subscribe Today About the Hill District 100 Initiative ... Read More

HillWorks

HillWorks

Hill Works is a Hill CDC initiative in the Hill District neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space, training, and technical assistance available to artists, creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups in order to nurture ... Read More

Hill’s Kitchen

Hill’s Kitchen

Hill’s Kitchen is designed to meet the community need for more retail and food-based businesses and will build a corps of entrepreneurs ready to take advantage of the opportunities offered by redevelopment in the Hill District.  In addition to an existing, available restaurant space, there will be a broad range of food spaces introduced to ... Read More

MBE Maximization

MBE Maximization

About Last year the Hill CDC launched our MBE Maximization Initiative with two information and recruitment sessions hosted in November and December of 2019 to recruit and promote minority and women-owned business (MBE/MWBE) enterprises, as well as Section 3-qualified businesses to participate in the upcoming construction of the ... Read More

Nafasi

Nafasi

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR NEW GRANADA MURALS RESTORATION: A NAFASI INITIATIVE George Gist was a phenomenal muralist, portraitist, and musician who served the Hill District and the Black Arts Community as a whole, with his creative and talented works for over 40 years. In addition to his mural work, George Gist is well known for his series of ... Read More

One-on-One Business Support

One-on-One Business Support

The Hill CDC BizU provides technical support to entrepreneurs to help with business planning and support. Technical experts from Chatham University's Women's Business Center, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and Allegheny County's MW/DBE liaison host office hours at the Hill CDC. The Hill CDC serves as the ... Read More