The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC)

is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation formed in January 2000. Memberships and contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 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

EGC welcomes the New Year 2019 with a PIDA rate Decrease!

Economic Growth Connection has announced that the interest rate on PIDA loans for the 1st Quarter 2019 has been reduced for all loans. Click here to view the current rates: http://bit.ly/2C0xvew Please contact EGC Business Development Officer Greg Daigle at (724) 830-3604 or gdaigle@egcw.org for more details.

Posted in Uncategorized

Grants Available to Reduce Pollution and Save Money

Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Small Business Advantage Grant program. Pennsylvania-based small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for the

Posted in Blog Post

2018 Annual Awards Reception

Please join the EGC in honoring Tenaska, Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, and Bruce Corna, Vice President of KACIN Companies. Monday, November 5, 2018 NEW LOCATION: The Palace Theatre View more information including sponsorship and ticket options here.

Posted in Blog Post

EGC Announces New DCED/CFA Grant Program for the Dairy Industry

The Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program was established under Act 42 of 2018 for research and development, organic transition, value-added processing, and marketing grants in support of Pennsylvania’s Dairy Industry. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and the PA Department

Posted in Blog Post

Penn State New Kensington awarded $75,000 grant

The EGC is the financial administrator of the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund which recently awarded of $75,000 grant to Penn State New Kensington. The grant will aid Penn State New Kensington in incorporating sustainability and best practices to the Corridor of Innovation and revitalization efforts

Posted in Blog Post


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