Economic Development Organizations
Engaged in Mt. Oliver
Hilltop Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)
The Hilltop Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation dedicated to serving Mt. Oliver Borough and City of Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood. The mission of the organization is to serve as the community resource in strengthening and developing the Brownsville Road Business District and neighborhoods. The HEDC works with Mt. Oliver Borough and Economic Development South to complete real estate development projects, as well as design and implement programs for businesses. Other activities include a Property Stabilization Committee that meets monthly and an Events Committee.
Economic Development South
Economic Development South (EDS) is a multi-municipal economic development corporation that encompasses Mt. Oliver Borough, as well as eight other municipalities in the South Hills and four city neighborhoods in South Pittsburgh. EDS works closely with the HEDC and Mt. Oliver Borough managing a 6-Year, $2.1 million Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) grant in Mt. Oliver, Knoxville, and Carrick. The NPP funds various activities such as business district programs, youth and senior services, and housing initiatives.
The Mt. Oliver Area Business Owners Association (MOABOA) is a loose organization of area businesses that meet quarterly to learn about resources, acquire skills, and share ideas. Meetings usually consist of brunch, a guest speaker, and a raffle for ad space in the South Pittsburgh Reporter.
Mt. Oliver Comprehensive Plan
The term Comprehensive Planning is used to describe a process that identifies community goals and aspirations in terms of future land use and community development. In 2015, a steering committee was formed and Mt. Oliver Borough began embarking on the comprehensive planning process. The outcome is a plan that guides public policy for housing, land use, commerce, recreation, and transportation.