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 announces Q3 2019 – PIDA rate Decrease!

Economic Growth Connection has announced that the interest rate on Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loans for the 3rd Quarter 2019 has been reduced for all loans. Click here for current rates. Please contact EGC Business Development Officer Kyle Martin or Jim Smith at (724) 830-3604, or

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Economist predicts recession will hold off until 2021

“Our stance is a recession is perhaps two years away. The U.S. economic expansion continues to about 2021,” Daniel Crawford, managing director and chief investment officer of First National Bank Wealth Management, told about 200 business and community leaders last week at the Economic Growth Connection of

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EGC Board Member Named PA Superintendent of the Year

Governor Tom Wolf joined Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and educational leaders from across the commonwealth today to recognize Dr. Gennaro R. Piraino, Jr., Superintendent of the Franklin Regional School District, as the 2019 Pennsylvania Superintendent of the Year. We are proud to have Dr. Piraino

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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

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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.

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Contact Us

Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland

Phone: 724-830-3604
Fax: 724-850-3974

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