The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland (EGC)

Coronavirus Information and Updates

Jim Smith

President and CEO
Email: jsmith@egcw.org
Phone: 724-433-7180

Kyle Martin

Business Development Officer and WPPSEF related matters
Email: kmartin@egcw.org
Phone: 724-771-5427

Anthony Princeton

Forum for Workforce Development Coordinator
Email: aprinceton@egcw.org
Phone: 724-771-3533

Austin Anderson

Business Development Officer for Workforce Forum
Email: aanderson@egcw.org
Phone: 724-771-0046

George App

Accounting and Finance
Email: gapp@egcw.org
Phone: 717-841-2328

Tina Petroy

Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Email: tinapetroy@egcw.org
Phone: 724-953-6527

Janet Foster

Administrative Assistant
Email: jfoster@egcw.org
Phone: 724-757-7723

The CWCA program is still closed

The CWCA program is still closed, recent news report was incorrect.

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US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Grant

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. TO QUALIFY YOU MUST – Employ between 3 and 20 people – Be located in an economically vulnerable community – Have been harmed financially by Read more

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CWCA loan program has stopped accepting applications

Dear CWCA Loan Program Applicant: As of March 31st, the CWCA loan program has stopped accepting applications. Unfortunately, if you had not yet 100% completed your application, and it was consequently not submitted to DCED. DCED just informed us that over $75M of applications were received prior Read more

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CLOSED: COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA) CLOSED

Available funds under the program for loan approvals is $61 million. As of around 6:00 pm today, they received 890 applications totaling approximately $75.6 million in loan requests. Due to the $75.6 million in application requests, at this time, DCED will no longer be accepting new applications.

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COVID-19 Updates March 27, 2020

With the fluid COVID-19 situation still ongoing, a majority of manufacturers throughout the country are facing challenges and/or disruptions involving their operations, supply chains and financial stability. Catalyst Connection is continuing to work to provide the manufacturing community in southwestern Pennsylvania with up-to-date resources and information to Read more

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PIDA COVID-19 Disater Loan

The Pennsylvania Industrial DeCOVID-19 Working Capital Access Program The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) board has approved guidelines for a new emergency response program, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program. This will be administered through PIDA, which requires ALL PIDA loan applications to be submitted through Read more

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SBA is taking applications for economic injury disaster loans!

Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team urges small businesses and nonprofits to not delay and begin the application process for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans The Westmoreland County COVID-19 Leadership Team strongly recommends that managers of small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the ongoing public-health emergency Read more

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COVID-19 Emergency Order to Close “Non-Life-Sustaining” Businesses

Gov. Tom Wolf has issued an order for all “non-life-sustaining businesses” in the Commonwealth to close their physical locations. A list of businesses and industries and their classification can be found here: https://bit.ly/3a7PFuS Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development understands that there may be confusion among the Read more

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COVID-19 EGC Update

Given the extraordinary national health circumstances related to COVID-19, Economic Growth Connection employees are following CDC guidance. As a result, we will be working remotely. During this time, we will continue to do our best to service our clients and partners, while working to maintain the health Read more

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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