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Alcoa putting $60M into Upper Burrell tech center expansion
Thursday, September 3, 2015 (4018 reads)


Alcoa Inc. is investing $60 million to expand its research center in Upper Burrell to develop new 3D printing technology.



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Westmoreland leaders form workforce forum to help young people qualify for careers
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (5134 reads)


An educated workforce qualified and willing to take available jobs in the region will be one key to moving Westmoreland County's economy forward, officials said Wednesday.

James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, told more than 220 business and community leaders at the organization's annual membership meeting at St. Vincent College in Unity that finding companies that want to hire people is easy, but finding qualified people to take those jobs is the hard part.


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Economic News
State senator urges rejecting bids for former state prison site near Greensburg
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (3296 reads)


Fueled by what she terms a long list of troubling, unanswered questions surrounding the sale of the former state prison near Greensburg, a Westmoreland County lawmaker is asking state officials to reject all bids for the facility.

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$7.6M buyout at Hempfield prison site clouds sale
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (4232 reads)


A contract inked more than a decade ago with the Carlisle businessman who submitted the winning bid on the now-closed state prison at Hempfield could drive the cost of shuttering the prison to more than $10 million, records obtained by the Tribune-Review show.

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Economic News
Land bank peps up Westmoreland community with initial sale
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (3563 reads)


The Westmoreland County Land Bank recently made its first sale — two vacant lots that a West Newton church intends to convert into parking lots — and is close to a deal to sell parcels in Mt. Pleasant Township, the program director said.

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Economic News
Pittsburgh region unemployment, jobs dip in December
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 (2222 reads)


The unemployment rate for the seven-county metropolitan area fell to 4.6 percent in December, its lowest level since January 2008, the state Department of Labor & Industry reported Tuesday. 

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Greensburg's MedCare maps out strategy to sustain growth
Thursday, January 22, 2015 (1498 reads)


MedCare Equipment Co. in Greensburg has quadrupled revenue and employment since 2009, making it the largest supplier of home medical equipment in Western Pennsylvania.  Read More: 

 



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Drugs called 'scourge' in Westmoreland County's bright future
Friday, January 9, 2015 (1562 reads)


Westmoreland County has a bright future in terms of economic development, job growth, a better trained workforce and improved education opportunities, but the cloud overhead is the “scourge” of drug abuse, addiction and drug-fueled crimes, county commissioners said Thursday.  Read More

 



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Talks to resolve $3.5M Monsour liens under way
Friday, January 9, 2015 (1526 reads)


Negotiations have commenced to resolve $3.5 million in liens leveled against the former Monsour Medical Center property in Jeannette, a county official said Thursday. Read More

 



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Economic News
2014: Best year for job growth since 1999
Friday, January 9, 2015 (1804 reads)


More than 2.95 million jobs were created last year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Labor. It's encouraging news as the U.S. tries to put the Great Recession and sluggish recovery solidly behind it. Many economists expect 2015 to be equally as strong, if not better, for job seekers.  Read More


 



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