There are two types of Small Business Resource Fairs, their descriptions are below:
Small Business Resource Fair - General Edition has representatives from the URA and Kiva, as well as exhibitors from Pittsburgh organizations, that can help you start or grow your business. Exhibitors include local non-profits, financial institutions, and business consultants. These events are an opportunity for small business owners, or for those who are considering starting a business, to learn about available assistance for your building, business plan, financing, mentorship, and other opportunities.
Small Business Resource Fair - Government Edition is hosted by the Department of Innovation & Performance, the Mayor's office, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. This complimentary event is ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc. The purpose is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within City services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.) in order to have their business questions answered ― all in one location.
Innovation & Performance
I&P aims to transform Pittsburgh into a world-class city through the intersections of technology, sustainability, and performance. While separate, like rotating wheel cogs, the three areas will only move forward when working together.