Development Council

Westmoreland Development Council
  1. Economic Growth Connection
  2. Redevelopment Authority
  3. Industrial Development Corp.
  4. Planning 
  5. Community Development
 Economic Growth Connection The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC) is a private, non-profit economic development corporation formed in January 2000. The EGC is membership based and governed by a board of directors.

The Economic Growth Connection works in cooperation with governmental agencies, chambers of commerce and financial institutions to support emerging and expanding companies in Westmoreland County. It offers assistance to companies considering a location in our region. 
  1. Siemens

    Siemens Corporation Invests at RIDC Westmoreland

    Siemens Corporation is establishing a 290,000-square-foot presence at RIDC Westmoreland. Siemens Energy division expects to employ about 200 people at the facility when it opens in 2018. Press Release...
  2. Tenaska Westmoreland May 2017

    Tenaska Westmoreland Relies on Local Contractors

    More than 100 regional businesses are supporting construction of the 925-megawatt (MW) Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station in Westmoreland County. Work on the natural gasfueled combined-cycle power plant is progressing on schedule Press Release...
  3. Jeannette Redevelopment Project Image

    RFP Issued for Jeannette Route 30 Redevelopment Project

    The Westmoreland County Land Bank & the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking developers for the purchase & development of prime commercial property along the Route 30 corridor in Jeannette. Press Release...
  4. Jeannette Groundbreaking

    WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

    The event marked the official start of environmental remediation and demolition of buildings on the site. Dennis Davin, secretary of the state DCED, announced a $960,300 grant through the Industrial Site Reuse Program Press Release...
  5. Newsletter News Flash

    Development Council Spring Newsletter

    Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council. Read more...
  6. I-70 Industrial Park Sign

    WCIDC Leases Five Acres at I-70 Industrial Park for Industrial Hemp Research

    Commonwealth Alternative Medicinal Options LLC (CAMO) will be leasing approximately five acres of residual farmland in the Phase II/III portion of the I-70 Industrial Park in South Huntington Township. Press Release...
  7. 2016 Annual Report

    WCIDC's 2016 Annual Report

    2016 was another exciting year for the WCIDC. Our annual report highlights the accomplishments, goals and various projects there were completed in the previous year. View the Annual Report
  8. Penn State entrepreneurial center

    WCIDC signs lease agreement with Penn State New Kensington

    The New Kensington campus will be leasing 4,725 square feet at 701 Fifth Ave. in New Kensington from the WCIDC. This space will be home to the new entrepreneurial center set to open in fall 2017. Read more...
  9. South Greensburg Commons

    Envelope company bringing manufacturing from overseas to South Greensburg

    Standard Envelope company plans to expand from six employees to 75 as it moves its operations from Unity to the 68,653-square-foot space in South Greensburg Commons it leases from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. Read on...
  10. Comprehensive Plan Online Outreach

    Westmoreland Plan Reaches More Than 2,000 Community Members

    The Department of Planning & Development has received tremendous community response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. More than 2,000 community members have participated in outreach activities thus far. Press Release...
  11. RIDC Westmoreland

    Westmoreland County Receives $2.5 M RACP Grant for RIDC Westmoreland

    The WCIDC announced today on behalf of Westmoreland County Board of Commissioners, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, the acceptance of $2.5 M of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant funds to be used at RIDC Westmoreland. Press Release...
  12. Reimagining Our Westmoreland

    Westmoreland Community Identifies Issues & Highlights Advantages of the County

    The Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development has received a strong response to the initial phases of the Comprehensive Plan update, Reimagining Our Westmoreland. Press Release...
  13. Penn State New Kensington Logo

    WCIDC partners with Penn State New Kensington on Entrepreneurial Center

    The WCIDC Board of Directors, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, approved an Agreement of Sale for the purchase of a building and property in New Kensington that will house Penn State New Kensington’s (PSNK) new Entrepreneurial Center. Additional Info...
  14. Aging Demo

    Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

    A group of some of Westmoreland County’s top employers on Wednesday afternoon discussed the challenges of an aging and declining population and its impact on the region's workforce, but spoke optimistically about what was to come. Read on...
  15. Toll Plaza

    Gov. Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass

    Governor Wolf announced $1.14 million in funding to support work along the Amos K Hutchinson Bypass while minimizing closures and disruptions on the PA turnpike. Read on...
  16. Former Jeannette Glass Site

    WCIDC announces ownership of former Jeannette Glass plant

    The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) announced today the Westmoreland County Tax Bureau has signed over the deed to the WCIDC for the former Jeannette Glass property Press Release...
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