Retail + Small Business Resources

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership coordinates the Small Business Spotlight program to engage with patrons and create strategic initiatives that support, strengthen, and further develop small businesses in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Small Business Spotlight focuses on outreach and partnership opportunities for Downtown businesses, which will also include opportunities to participate in Downtown events and programming in an effort to increase awareness of their business, provide unique sales opportunities, and more effectively engage Downtown patrons.

In-The-Know Small Business Newsletter | Downtown Pittsburgh Retail Snapshot


As part of the outreach, Downtown businesses are encouraged to sign-up for the In the Know e-newsletter which publishes monthly and includes information on upcoming partnership opportunities, available workshops and resources, and logistic information such as construction and event road closures.

Vendor Opportunities

To see all available vendor opportunities, visit this page.

Partnership Opportunities

The PDP is currently accepting applications for the Shop Downtown Spotlight Program at the Market Square Farmers Market. We have several spots available for retailers in the Central Business District to get a single-day vendor spot at the Market Square Farmers Market.  This is an excellent opportunity to promote your business and engage with new customers. To apply, please fill out the online application. The application will remain open until all spots are filled. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Vendor Application

Restaurant owners

In addition to the Spotlight at the Market Square Farmers Market, we also have food vendor opportunities for our Downtown restaurants at our Night Markets. PDP Night Markets turn Market Square into an awesome outdoor pop-up shopping market and festival for one night! Join us for Markets this year filled with food, cocktails, beer, music, jewelry, apparel, photography, art, accessories, home decor and more from some of Pittsburgh’s best local independent vendors. For more information, please visit this page.

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