RIDC and URA Welcome Ferguson to Fairywood; Public-Private Partnership Brings Economic Activity to Long-Dormant Site

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contacts For RIDC: Steven Alschuler, salschuler@ridc.org, 917-647-2151 For URA:  Tanika Harris, tharris@ura.org Ferguson ribbon cutting at Fairywood, pictured (left to right): Senator Wayne Fontana, Representative Dan Deasy, Council Member Theresa Kail-Smith, County Executive Sara Innamorato, Ferguson Area Manager Jay Ray, Mayor Ed Gainey, RIDC President Donald F. […]

Pittsburgh Economic Development Leaders Brief Legislators on the Need for Action

“We need to build consensus and support for a multi-faceted business attraction and job creation strategy for our region and the Commonwealth as a whole,” said Don Smith, RIDC President. “Pittsburgh Works Together helped us take a solid step forward in framing the issue for legislators and providing them with the information they need to craft new […]

Governor Shapiro Visits RIDC Mill 19 to Discuss New Economic Development Plan

RIDC President Donald Smith kicked off Governor Shapiro’s visit to Mill 19 today where he discussed his new economic development plan and was joined by numerous regional leaders lending their support. Media Coverage: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Gov. Shapiro visits Pittsburgh to outline investment priorities in state economic development plan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Editorial) – Editorial: Shapiro […]

Flurry of Activity Around RIDC’s Mill 19, a Centerpiece for Hazelwood Green’s Revitalization

RIDC Mill 19 serves as an important proof of concept project, being both a pioneering development on site, but also an example of the power of great buildings in attracting great companies. It also showcases the importance of partnerships, with critical contributions from Richard King Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University enabling the project to move forward. “Build it […]

Affival Extends Lease, Expands Space at New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 Affival Extends Lease, Expands Space at New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park Aerial of New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park New Kensington, PA — December 27, 2023 — Affival has extended and expanded its space at the New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park, a joint venture between the Regional […]

APA Trucking Expands Presence in New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   APA Trucking Expands Presence in New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park Aerial shot of New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park  New Kensington, PA — December 14, 2023 — APA Trucking, LLC has extended its lease and expanded its space at the New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park, […]

WCIDC, RIDC joint venture finalizes purchase of New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WCIDC, RIDC joint venture finalizes purchase of New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park GREENSBURG, PA, October 18, 2023 — The joint venture between Westmoreland County Industrial Develop­ment Corporation (WCIDC) and Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) today finalized the acqui­sition of the New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park from the Redevelopment Authority of the City […]

RIDC Sells McKeesport Rail Roundhouse

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   RIDC SELLS MCKEESPORT RAIL ROUNDHOUSE McKeesport, PA, October 4, 2023 — Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has sold the historic McKeesport Connecting Railroad roundhouse, located on a 4-acre parcel at RIDC’s Industrial Center of McKeesport, to W&E Investment LLC for $273,000. […]

Strategic Investment Fund Partners with RIDC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Strategic Investment Fund Completes First Close of $34 Million for Investment in Catalytic Real Estate Projects Announces New Strategic Focus and Partners with RIDC (PITTSBURGH – Sept. 18, 2023) – Strategic Investment Fund Partners (SIF), a private sector source of gap financing for catalytic real estate projects in southwestern Pennsylvania, has […]

Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory, AlphaLab Coming to RIDC Tech Forge

Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory and AlphaLab accelerator programs will be making their new home at RIDC Tech Forge. Media Coverage: Pittsburgh Inno – Robotics Factory, AlphaLab accelerators moving into former site used by Locomation in Lawrenceville Technical.ly – Innovation Works’ Robotics Factory is moving to Robotics Row Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Lawrenceville is Pittsburgh Robotics Factory’s […]

TechVibe Radio: RIDC’s Commitment to Transforming Industrial Spaces, Innovation and Sustainable Development

RIDC President Don Smith talks with the Pittsburgh Technology Council‘s TechVibe Radio to detail RIDC’s commitment to transforming industrial spaces into thriving centers for innovation and sustainable development. Smith overviews RIDC’s approach to how revitalizing large, unused properties benefits not only the companies that occupy them, but also the communities in which they are located. […]

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RIDC Breaks Ground on New Building at RIDC Armstrong Innovation Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   RIDC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW BUILDING AT RIDC ARMSTRONG INNOVATION PARK Photo credit: Alex Jones Photography South Buffalo Township, PA, April 20, 2023 — Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) and Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (ACIDC) were joined today by government and community […]