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.

Operating on a strategic plan, the Economic Growth Connection supplies the following services for Westmoreland County:

  • Business Outreach and Development
  • Loan Financing
  • Work-Force Development and Training Facilitation
  • Site and Building Assistance
  • Transportation Initiatives
  • Entrepreneurial Assistance

The Economic Growth Connection provides leadership to the private sector to develop business opportunities. The end result is quality jobs created and retained in Westmoreland County and the region.

Our Mission & Vision

The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland is a private non-profit membership based organization created to foster economic growth and development in Westmoreland County. Governed by a board of directors, our objective is to raise the standard of living through sustainable high quality job creation and retention.

2017 EGC Annual Report

Latest News and Events

Westmoreland County needs more, better branding, leaders say

Jim Smith of the Economic Growth Connection joins Jason Rigone of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation, and Chad Amond of the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, to talk about the future of Westmoreland County during the annual Economic Growth Connection membership luncheon. Read more about the

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EGC Luncheon February 13, 2018

Please join us as Jim Smith, President & CEO of the EGC, along with Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation’s Jason Rigone and Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce’s Chad Amond, present an update on the County’s Comprehensive Plan, and discuss new economic development strategies. WHEN: Tuesday, February 13,

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2017 Annual Dinner

Economic development involves more than attracting employers. President James L. Smith told those attending the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland’s annual dinner Tuesday that the organization and its local partners have taken steps to provide the skilled workers that employers need and the places that those workers

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EGCW assists Xodus Medical, Inc. in securing PIDA financing

The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGCW) announced that it has successfully assisted Xodus Medical, Inc., of Upper Burrell Township in obtaining financing through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). Xodus Medical, through related company Kaforey Holdings II, LP, was approved for a $933,343 loan. The proceeds

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Comprehensive Plan Survey

Westmoreland County is looking for community input concerning the upcoming Comprehensive Plan and we need your help! Please click here to take the survey!

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Contact Us

Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland

Phone: 724-830-3604
Fax: 724-850-3974
Email: egc@egcw.org

Fifth Floor, Suite 510
40 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Greensburg, PA 15601


2 N Main Street
Suite 101
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-830-3000