Catalyze diverse and small businesses throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania

40 Years Celebrating Economic Impact: Est. 1983

About Us

Catalyze Diverse and Small Businesses Throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

North Side Industrial Development Company d/b/a Riverside Center for Innovation (RCI) works to create a healthy environment for the region’s diverse entrepreneurs and small businesses to prosper. RCI provides direct services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, neighborhoods and communities. RCI serves as a resource-rich, innovative, and sustainable economic engine for all who live and work in the region by providing incubation support, training, innovative strategies and brownfield development.

RCI’s is transforming the City of Pittsburgh from a “smart” to a globally-recognized “intelligent” city. “Smart” cities have robust integrated technology (IoT), transportation, and climate resilience, but they have yet to eradicate poverty. Our programming will help transform Pittsburgh into that “intelligent city” – one which is diverse, human-centered, racially equitable, and enables prosperity for all.

What we do

RCI’s Core Values


To have open communication and accountability


Treat all people with dignity and respect


Working together in a team relationship and creating great things together


Give those around you tools so they can Create, Innovate and Succeed


Continuous improvement, bold creativity and change


Develop relationships that make a positive difference

17 Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Below are the Sustainable Development Goals that align directly with RCI's Core Values

What can we help you overcome?

We help companies stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.