Posted on: June 22, 2017

Siemens Corporation Invests at RIDC Westmoreland

Siemens

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.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Relies on Local Contractors

Tenaska Westmoreland May 2017

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

WCIDC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Jeannette Glass Site

Jeannette Groundbreaking

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

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Development Council Spring Newsletter

Newsletter News Flash

Check out the latest news from the Westmoreland Development Council.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

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

I-70 Industrial Park Sign

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.

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

WCIDC's 2016 Annual Report

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.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

WCIDC signs lease agreement with Penn State New Kensington

Penn State entrepreneurial center

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Envelope company bringing manufacturing from overseas to South Greensburg

South Greensburg Commons

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.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Westmoreland Plan Reaches More Than 2,000 Community Members

Comprehensive Plan Online Outreach

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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Westmoreland County Receives $2.5 M RACP Grant for RIDC Westmoreland

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.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Westmoreland Community Identifies Issues & Highlights Advantages of the County

Reimagining Our Westmoreland

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.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

WCIDC partners with Penn State New Kensington on Entrepreneurial Center

Penn State New Kensington Logo

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.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Westmoreland County tackles how to grow county amid aging population

Aging Demo

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.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

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

Toll Plaza

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.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

WCIDC announces ownership of former Jeannette Glass plant

Former Jeannette Glass Site

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

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