Economic Development for Manufacturing Businesses

Economic Development

Making a Difference

Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We provide consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. Through active collaboration with our clients and the manufacturing community at large, we contribute to the growth, vibrancy, and ongoing robustness of manufacturing in our region.

Catalyst Connection is supported, in part, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, and by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

We Succeed When Our Clients Succeed

As a non-profit 501(c)3 firm, Catalyst Connection is not motivated by making large profits but by reporting the success stories of our manufacturing clients. We can provide you with a free consultation to help you determine the best place to put your business improvement efforts.

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As a NIST MEP approved Center, Catalyst Connection is the official representative of the MEP National Network in southwestern Pennsylvania.

MEP National Network

The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

 

The PA IRC NetworkCatalyst Connection is a part of The Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (IRC) Network. The IRC Network represents seven private, non-profit IRCs located strategically throughout the Commonwealth. These Centers, like Catalyst Connection, were all established to help manufacturers respond to changing markets, new technology and the competitive pressures of today’s global economy.