The newest resident to the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) on the CMU campus is the Disney Research Pittsburgh Lab, joining Google, Intel, and Apple Pittsburgh labs. This is, of course, pretty sweet.
One thing CMU has to navigate is a relative lack of nearby tech industry compared to schools on the coasts. Industry collaborations have not been a huge problem, as they can be done over long distance and CMU is very good at encouraging them through internships/sabbaticals. (Of course, having folks next door at the CIC makes things easier.) However, when it comes to tech-industry couples, it's always good to have more potential workplaces. Sometimes CMU doesn't have two faculty positions, or two grad student positions, etc. For more admin-type analysis, see post from CSD head Peter Lee at CSDiary.
CMU will collaborate with Disney Research Pittsburgh primarily on autonomous systems, graphics, and other entertainment technologies. Collaborations thus far have proved difficult, however, due to Donald Duck's frequent temper tantrums and insertion of nonsensical paragraphs into the text of papers. Also, Tigger keeps tearing up the lab equipment.