The Enterprise Zone Corporation of Braddock (EZCB), an I.R.S. designated 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, was established in 1986 to promote economic and job development in the Braddock area. Since that time the corporation has put its emphasis on retaining existing businesses and actively recruiting new wholesale distribution and light manufacturing firms along with creating new employment for local residents.
Subsequently the EZCB in conjunction with the municipalities of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale expanded the Braddock Enterprise Zone into the adjoining communities. This initiative extended Enterprise Zone benefits to these communities to encourage investment and job creation.