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Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: To advance initiatives that foster economic vitality and improve downtown life - for a moment or for a lifetime.

Programs: Economic development - efforts to create a vibrant and welcoming downtown through new buildings, unified retail strategy and cooperation during holidays, marketing materials to promote shopping and dining, advocacy for downtown housing and developing strategic partnerships. Efforts continue in the office recruitment and retention arena by continuing an aggressive and consistent downtown marketing campaign to promote the benefits of commercial development. Pdp is also a partner in, and fiscal sponsor of, envision downtown. Envision downtown is a public-private partnership between the city of pittsburgh and pdp to craft a 21st-century vision for the sustainable and efficient development of a "downtown for all".

operations - the core mission of the organization continues to be fostering a clean and safe downtown. A downtown that is perceived as safe and clean is likely to attract people for business and pleasure. Keeping downtown streets well lit, policed, and clean all contribute to keeping downtown safe. The correlation between clean streets and safe streets is widely recognized; a low prevalence of litter, debris and graffiti generally results in a low incidence of serious crime. In 2017, clean ambassadors of the organization provided labor for the removal of trash, removal of graffiti and hospitality assistance to visitors and the street team continued addressing panhandling incidents and initiating homeless outreach contacts.

transportation - whether you come by car, bus, or bike, transportation remains a critical issue for those who work, live, and visit here. With the goal of a satisfied customer in mind, the organization works to produce products that offer useful traveling information such as suggested route and construction updates and promotes public transit and other forms of alternative commuting. Through the efforts of its transportation management association (tma), the organization seeks solutions and enhancement to transportation and parking in downtown pittsburgh. The organization works on making getting to pittsburgh and getting around simple and convenient.

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