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Community Overview

The Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce exists to promote and encourage businesses within our community by helping businesses work together for their collective best interests. The Chamber promotes an accurate, positive image of the city of Pittsburg. We work to encourage the economic development of our community, and represent the business interests before government agencies.

For more information on the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, please call 925-432-7301 or visit us at 985 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, California.

Pittsburg is a distinct Northern California community situated at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers. The city has long been a place of advancement, with continuing communitywide improvements being implemented to better serve residents, businesses and visitors alike.

While Pittsburg has committed itself to progress and development, the city also embraces its rich heritage. Current-day Pittsburg is situated on land that came from a 10,000-acre grant from the Mexican government in 1839. From this land came a little community known as New York of the Pacific, which was laid out by native New Yorker Colonel J.D. Stevenson. New York of the Pacific soon became New York Landing – a place that hosted a flourishing fishing and canning industry – and then Black Diamond following the discovery of coal just south of town. Black Diamond was incorporated as a city in 1903.

In 1906, the city added a new industry to its mix with the opening of Columbia Geneva Steel. As a result, the community’s moniker changed once more as residents renamed the city Pittsburg after the birthplace of the U.S. steel industry – dropping the “h” at the end to offer a more simplified spelling.

Pittsburg continued to develop and welcomed the addition of Camp Stoneman in 1942. The camp served as a training site for troops in the U.S. Army and was the main point of leave for the more than one million American soldiers sent to fight in the Asiatic-Pacific region during World War II. After it closed in 1954, the land was incorporated into the city of Pittsburg, where much in the way of commercial and residential development occurred.

Today, Pittsburg is a thriving city of more than 63,000 residents and hundreds of diverse businesses. It is highlighted by the revitalized Old Town district, rich cultural avenues, amenity-filled parks, beautiful homes and exceptional schools. Thanks to the forward-thinking leaders in the local government and such agencies as the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, the city continues to expand and enhance its opportunities for both residential living and business success.

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