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 […]

Tube City Online: Old Railroad Roundhouse Getting New Owner

The last unused building in McKeesport’s industrial park is getting a new owner. McKeesport City Council has approved a request from W&E Investments LLC to use the former McKeesport Connecting Railroad roundhouse for temporary storage of oil and lubricants used by U.S. Steel plants in the area.The roundhouse, built in 1906, was used by the […]

Breaking Ground: Green Building Innovation

RIDC’s Mill 19, which features the largest sloped rooftop solar array in the US and many other environmental attributes, is on the cover of Breaking Ground’s latest issue on green building.

TEQ Magazine Forty Forward

RIDC President Don Smith was featured on the cover of TEQ Magazine’s Forty Forward issue, celebrating the Pittsburgh Tech Council’s 40th anniversary while looking forward and dreaming big about the next forty years. Don’s dreams for the region forty years from now: “Pittsburgh is already at the intersection of R&D and manufacturing, with universities producing […]

Environmental Consulting Firm KU Resources Extends Lease in RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 Environmental Consulting Firm KU Resources Extends Lease in RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne Aerial shot of RIDC’s City Center of Duquesne Duquesne, PA—February 24, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that KU Resources, an environmental consulting firm, has signed a five-year lease extension […]

RIDC Names PJ Dick Construction Manager for First Phase of Carrie Furnace Construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701   RIDC Names PJ Dick Construction Manager for First Phase of Carrie Furnace Construction Pittsburgh, PA—February 14, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that it has engaged PJ Dick, one of the region’s largest construction companies, as Construction Manager for the first phase […]

Smith’s Viewpoint: Innovation + manufacturing = jobs

“Manufacturing is where the jobs are. Pennsylvania needs to position itself as a magnet for expanding companies when they are ready to build the large facilities that are necessary to manufacture products at scale and bring them to market.” But we’re lagging behind. More of the latest insight from RIDC President Donald Smith.

RIDC President Makes Pittsburgh Business Times’s 2023 Power 100 List

Earlier this week we announced that RIDC’s President Don Smith made City & State PA’s 2023 Power 100 list. We’re pleased to share that he’s also made this year’s Pittsburgh Business Times’s Power 100 list, which highlights the region’s most influential business leaders. The influencers on this year’s list are connectors, people who build bridges. […]

RIDC Tenant Predictive Oncology Inc. Extends Lease in Lawrenceville,  A Hub for Life Sciences and Robotics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 RIDC Tenant Predictive Oncology Inc. Extends Lease in Lawrenceville,  A Hub for Life Sciences and Robotics The Chocolate Factory at RIDC’s Lawrenceville Technology Center Pittsburgh, PA—February 1, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that Predictive Oncology Inc. has signed a five-year lease extension on […]

City Brewery Expands Its RIDC Westmoreland Operations

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 CITY BREWERY EXPANDS ITS RIDC WESTMORELAND OPERATIONS RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center East Huntingdon Township, PA—January 24, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that City Brewery is expanding its space and extending its lease at RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center, adding 111,500 square feet to an […]

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19 Pittsburgh, PA—January 9, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. has signed a five-year lease for 7,576 square feet of space on the 3rd floor of […]

Laurel Print & Graphics in Duquesne Nearly Doubles in Size

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 LAUREL PRINT & GRAPHICS IN DUQUESNE NEARLY DOUBLES IN SIZE Aerial shot of the City Center of Duquesne Duquesne, PA—December 12, 2022— Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that Laurel Print & Graphics has signed a seven-year lease amendment for expansion into […]

Pittsburgh’s Recent Federal Funding and VC and Private-Equity Tech Investment

The Southwestern Pennsylvania region is moving forward with tangible activities to help the autonomous technology sector grow and create jobs: $62.7 million in federal funding will help Pittsburgh grow its autonomy sector. And in this year’s third quarter, venture capital investment in Pittsburgh’s tech sector totaled $171.96 million across 19 local firms: Pittsburgh bucks national […]

Gov. Wolf Signs Driverless Vehicle Legislation into Law & Other Autonomy News

This new law permitting driverless vehicles on public roads is a big win for the autonomous vehicle industry in Pittsburgh and a necessary step towards commercializing this tech and remaining competitive. Pennsylvania joins over a dozen states that permit similar testing arrangements, as reported by Pittsburgh Inno. There’ve been a number of recent stories involving […]

Smith’s Viewpoint: What’s Next for that $62.7 Million?

“And now our region will be moving forward with tangible activities to help the autonomy industry grow and create jobs — not only in R&D, but in manufacturing and in an entire supply chain of industries. The spotlight is shining in our direction — every entity involved will need to rise to the challenge and […]

Groundbreaking Marks Launch of New Development at Carrie Furnace Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli, desiree@alschulerpr.com, 412-535-5701 GROUNDBREAKING MARKS LAUNCH OF NEW DEVELOPMENT AT CARRIE FURNACE SITE Pictured from Left to Right: Dawn Keezer, Pittsburgh Film Office Director; Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Congressman Mike Doyle. Pittsburgh, PA—October 13, 2022—Federal, state, county and local officials and community leaders joined […]