Latest RIDC News

Advanced Tech Center opens at RIDC Westmoreland complex

Date posted: September 5, 2014

WCCC ATC ribbon cutting (3)RIDC is proud to welcome Westmoreland County Community College's Advanced Technology Center to the RIDC Westmoreland complex.  WCCC held a groundbreaking and dedication Friday at the new facility.  RIDC's Vice President of Development, Tim White was one of several speakers who addressed the crowd of...
Read more

Mill building transformed to robotics center

Date posted: August 27, 2014

HeppenstallTransformation Today I had the opportunity to visit the former Heppenstall building, aka the Blue Building, at 4501 Hatfield St in Lawrenceville where RIDC is renovating the space for Carnegie Robotics, a spin-out of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC).  The transformation from an older...
Read more

RIDC celebrates its 59th birthday!

Date posted: August 8, 2014

On August 8, 1955, the Regional Industrial Development Corporation was organized by several of Pittsburgh's leaders in business, labor and government.

In the incorporation documents, the purpose of the RIDC was stated: To coordinate, stimulate and promote on a non-profit basis the selective industrial expansion and diversification of the Pittsburgh region by every reasonable means in order...
Read more