Wilkinsburg’s future starts today

At the WCDC, we believe that a sustainable community embraces equity and fully integrates people from all backgrounds and races.

Who We Are


entrepreneurs and small businesses assisted


youth supported through program grants


people engaged in vacant property work


invested in the Wilkinsburg community

By the Numbers

We opened our office in 2010. Since then, we’ve tracked our progress, sharing our accomplishments and program highlights with the community.

Our Impact

We are a resource for the community

We work to shift the negative perceptions of Wilkinsburg, address our community’s complex issues, and forge a path toward a sustainable future for our town. We collaborate with residents and business owners to advance our mission through programs and initiatives that address Wilkinsburg’s specific needs. We are a reliable resource in the community, offering opportunities for people to share ideas, get involved, and make an impact together.

What We Do

Business Resources

From technical support and educational workshops to grants and rent rebates, we help entrepreneurs at all stages achieve their business goals.

Business Resources

Vacant Property & Housing

We support community members looking to address vacant property issues in their neighborhoods, tackle blight, and make critical home repairs.

Vacant Property & Housing Resources

Commercial Development

In addition to taking on key commercial development projects ourselves, we support others looking to invest in the business district.

Commercial Development

Community Initiatives

We regularly host events and activities to engage our business community, support youth, share resources, and bring people together.

Community Initiatives

The latest from our blog

Wilkinsburg Historical Society Archives – February 2024

The February issue of Wilkinsburg Historical Society Archives is now out! Click the link below to dive into the rich history of Wilkinsburg.

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Local Business Spotlight: Save A Lot

WCDC’s Director of Business Development, Gordon Manker, visited the newly renovated Save A Lot supermarket located in Wilkinsburg (). During his time at the store, he met with their management …

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Local Artist Spotlight: Jasmine Greene

Jasmine Green is a Black visual artist born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She is self-taught and has been active in her arts practice for over ten years. Green uses …

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