The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded $5.5 million dollars in funding for a new, state-of-the-art digital innovation lab in the city of New Kensington. The lab, a collaborative effort between the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland and Penn State New Kensington with support and advisement from the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) and a priority project identified in the Westmoreland County Comprehensive Plan – Reimagining Our Westmoreland, is expected to be located along the city’s Corridor of Innovation, a five-block stretch of Fifth Ave. between the campus’ innovation hub, The Corner, and Westmoreland County Community College-New Kensington. Read the full press release here: