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