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

PIDA Financing Rates are still LOW!

PIDA Financing Rates are still LOW! Interest Rates on Commercial and Industrial Loans are very competitive, so act today. The rates and terms available through June 30, 2018, are: Fixed interest rate for the full term of the loan (up to a 15-yr. period), set at the

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Foam manufacturer awarded $2M in low-interest loans

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program, including a $1.7 million, 15-year loan at a 2 percent fixed rate and a $300,000, 10-year loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland for

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County leaders say more municipal cooperation will spur growth

Westmoreland County development officials say they have a blueprint for growth that involves getting the county’s 65 municipalities to work more closely. The goal, they say, is to attract and retain a skilled workforce for the county’s employers, and to stem the county’s decades-long population decline. Read

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Westmoreland County’s construction outlook optimistic

Contractors are busy amid an expansion trend in Westmoreland County, building everything from patio homes to health centers and elementary schools. “We’re seeing a lot of expansion from local businesses that have been debating whether to go ahead with projects,” said Jim Smith, president of the Economic

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Investments present growth opportunity for Westmoreland County

EGC’s Jim Smith explains how major investments like Tenaska Westmoreland present growth opportunity for Westmoreland County. Read more:¬†http://bit.ly/2F6lVlK

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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