Located in Butler County, Pennsylvania, Cranberry Township is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the state. Given its attractiveness for both residential and commercial development, its growth is expected to continue at a robust pace.
Cranberry is home to more than 29,000 residents, over 20,500 jobs, and more than 1,000 businesses. It's proximity to Interstates 79 and 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) and excellent transportation infrastructure have made the community a popular location for businesses across all industry sectors, establishing a diverse and stable economy. The Township's residents and businesses agree, the Cranberry is a great place to live, work, and play.
Every three years, Cranberry Township completes an in-depth assessment of the community's economy. The market assessment looks at market indicators and trends in Cranberry, presents peer-to-peer comparisons with comparable areas in the Pittsburgh region, and provides micro-to-macro comparisons to the Township’s larger economic region. Read the 2018 Market Analysis Update (pdf version)
Based on growth patterns and anecdotal information, it was determined which areas in the region were most comparable to the Township from both residential and business standpoints. These are: the city of Pittsburgh; the Monroeville/Murrysville Corridor; the North Washington Corridor; and the Airport Corridor.
This study presents peer-to-peer comparisons of the Township with these areas to identify comparative strengths and weaknesses in its ability to attract new residents and businesses. In assessing the economic environment in the region, this study compares the Township to a larger economic region that includes Butler and Allegheny Counties, and selected adjacent zip codes in Beaver, Westmoreland, and Washington Counties.