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John M. Barrett
Township Manager

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Oct 18

Business community thriving in South Fayette

Posted on October 18, 2022 at 9:45 AM by Andrea Iglar

A healthy and vibrant business community is an integral part of a thriving township.

That’s why we are proud not only to welcome additional businesses to South Fayette but also to celebrate established ones.

The fall 2022 issue of South Fayette Connect magazine highlights both new and longstanding businesses in South Fayette, from the family-owned and -operated Schulz Service Center marking 40 years in business to the national chain Firebirds Wood Fired Grill that is set to open a steak and seafood restaurant here in November.

Not only do businesses create jobs but they also encourage economic growth, help build community identity and diversify the local marketplace.

Township officials have embraced a business-friendly philosophy that aims to keep existing businesses and attract new ones.

This approach has helped grow the slate of local options for shopping, eating, socializing and securing services, while also expanding our commercial tax base.

Customers pay sales tax when they visit local businesses, and in turn, businesses pay taxes to the township, the school district and the county. This money ends up funding some of our most important community amenities—parks, roads, police, schools and much more.

We are fortunate to have a wide variety of businesses that have chosen to make South Fayette Township their home. You can find local business listings on our website,, and on our mobile app, South Fayette CitizenLink.

I encourage you to seek out these establishments and consider shopping locally whenever possible. And remember: Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26—just in time for your holiday shopping.

In the end, a strong local business economy is good for everyone in South Fayette.


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