Posted on: November 17, 2017

Tenaska Westmoreland Reaches Construction Milestone

Tenaska Westmoreland

The Tenaska Westmoreland Generating Station – a cleanburning natural gas-fueled power plant project – has reached a major construction milestone: 1 million work hours stemming from some 600 construction jobs.

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 26, 2017

WCIDC Receives $305K in Grant & Loan Funding

West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund

The WCIDC Board of Directors announced today the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund has committed a $285,000 loan and a $20,000 grant to the WCIDC to support renovations at The Corner, an entrepreneurial center located in downtown New Kensington.

Press Release... Development Council
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Wolf Administration Participates in Recognition of Tucker Auto-Mation

Tucker Auto-Mation logo

On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, DCED executive deputy secretary Neil Weaver joined the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation to recognize Tucker Auto-Mation, for the company’s contributions to manufacturing.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

WCIDC Board Accepts Proposal for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

Colony Holding Companies' proposed design for Jeannette Rt. 30 Redevelopment

The Westmoreland County Land Bank can now enter into a formal agreement with Colony Holding for the 6.4-acre parcel for a purchase price of $2.1 million.

Press Release... Development Council
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

Press Release... Development Council
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.

Press Release... Development Council
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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