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How SPC Makes a Difference
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to keeping our region connected and moving forward. SPC works with local, state and federal partners to plan for the continued growth of SWPA. SPC helps counties, cities, municipalities and townships access more than $35 billion state and federal transportation and economic development funds allocated to the region through 2045. Together, we are enhancing our region’s competitiveness in the national and global markets.
Learn how SPC’s regional plan invests in improving mobility in the region
Planning & Development
Identifying priority needs of local communities to foster economic development
Small Business Assistance
Providing loans, procurement and export assistance
Water Resource Center
Promoting regional collaboration on water topics and issues
Promoting ridesharing solutions for commuters
SPC GIS Open Data Hub
SPC has assembled a comprehensive GIS database that encompasses the 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the City of Pittsburgh. This open data site provides tools to assist with transportation, planning, and economic development projects. Explore the site to download our data and view samples of how we utilize GIS here at SPC!
What’s Happening at SPC
In recognition of his outstanding service to TRB and advancement of innovations in public transportation partnerships, Vincent Valdes is the 2021 recipient of the W.N. Carey, Jr., Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Valdes is the is the Executive Director of the
SPC’s Business Finance Assistance program works with entrepreneurs to assist them in starting, developing and expanding their businesses. SPC can make loans and provide assistance to high tech, oil and gas, agricultural, tourism, recycling, manufactures, many additional types of for
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program provides funds for transportation projects and programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM).