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Economic Development

Our Mission

The mission of Pittsburg’s economic development efforts is to encourage growth and prosperity in Pittsburg through:

  • Retaining and expanding existing businesses
  • Building a stronger workforce
  • Promoting local entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Attracting new businesses and investment

Economic development services are provided through contractual arrangements with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and University Strategic Initiatives, a division of Pittsburg State University. While they continually coordinate their activities under the direction of city administration, the chamber primarily addresses the needs of existing businesses and workforce development, while University Strategic Initiatives focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and new business. A copy of the City’s prospectus can be found here.


Economic Reports

Learn about the Pittsburg area economic outlook from Kelce Business and Economic Research Center.


Imagine Pittsburg

Business, education and community leaders in Pittsburg identified the need for a grassroots, citizen-driven visioning effort to strategically address the community’s opportunities and challenges. This effort is called Imagine Pittsburg.


Community Development and Housing

Find available property and learn about economic development incentives we offer for developers.


Planning and Zoning 

Apply for a permit or zoning change, request inspections, request a certificate of occupancy and more.


Business Development 

Find services and incentives for new or existing businesses, find available commercial/industrial space and more.


Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce

See a variety of services, resources, and programs for the Pittsburg area business community.


Atkinson Municipal Airport

Learn more about our publicly-owned, public-use general aviation facility operated by the City of Pittsburg.

Contact Information

Blake Benson
President Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
117 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1000

Shawn Naccarato
Chief Strategy Officer
Pittsburg State University
University Strategic Initiatives
(620) 235-4127