Innovation Accelerators an Important Part of the Economic Growth Cycle

Successful long-term economic development strategies often proceed on multiple tracks, leveraging the resources and assets available throughout a region to grow a multi-faceted job base. Gov. Josh. Shapiro’s plan to invest $500 million in site development is one such strategy. Job-creating companies are being lured to other states with impressive incentives. If we don’t have […]

RIDC Mill 19 Wins 2024 World Landscape Architecture Merit Award in Large Landscape Design

RIDC Mill 19 won a 2024 WLA Merit Award in Large Landscape Design! The 2024 World Landscape Architecture Professional Awards celebrate the pinnacle of design excellence, innovation, and sustainability in landscape architecture and received over 250 entries from over 40 different countries. From urban parks and green spaces to restorative ecological projects, the entries reflect […]

Carrie Furnace Site Receives $2 Million Grant from PA Sites

Governor Shapiro announces $2 million grant from PA Sites for continued development of the Carrie Furnace site. Funds will be used for earthwork, utilities and asphalt paving. Media Coverage: Pittsburgh Business Times – Shapiro announces over $5.8M in local funding for site development pilot program PennWatch – PA Offers $10.6 Million in New Funding for Site […]

RIDC Spring Newsletter 2024

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Creating jobs in the Mon Valley: A Decades-Long Effort Bears Fruit

When RIDC acquired the former Westinghouse campus in Turtle Creek 35 years ago — intent on renovating the decaying buildings and revitalizing the abandoned site — it was the first in a series of moves over decades that have transformed several old industrial sites and provided homes for job creating companies in the Mon Valley.

Blooming from Blight: Earth Day Spotlight on Green Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

Across the Pittsburgh region, there are historic industrial sites that, while abandoned and left to blight after the fall of steel and other industries, have since been brought back to life, redeveloped and revitalized into homes for companies that are driving the innovation of today. Giving new life to old structures is in and of […]

Table of Experts: Partnerships Key to Attracting Business and Jobs to Region

“You couldn’t do a project like this without all the partners that we have,” said RIDC President Don Smith at a roundtable discussion with Jason Rigone, Executive Director of Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation; Rick Siger, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development; and Victor Mroczkowski, Executive Vice President of Operations for Re:Build […]

Our Region’s Connector: RIDC Annual Report 2023

Our partnerships with government entities at all levels, with the communities in which our parks are located, and with the job-creating businesses that fill them are creating tangible economic benefits across our region. With active development projects at the Fairywood site in the City of Pittsburgh, Carrie Furnace, which straddles Rankin, Swissvale and Braddock, the […]

New Kensington Phase 1 Nearing Completion

Phase 1 of Re:Build Manufacturing’s new space in New Kensington is nearing completion. General Contractor: Mascaro Construction Architect: R3A Architecture Partner: Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation

Partnerships Make Projects Possible

Examples of public/private partnerships between RIDC, local government and economic development officials, leveraged to bring more resources and support to the table.

Fairywood: After Success of New Ferguson Building, Another Opportunity on the Horizon

Last month’s ribbon cutting at Ferguson Enterprises’ newly constructed facility, developed by RIDC in the Fairywood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was a milestone in a great success story. It is bringing new jobs and economic activity to a site that has been dormant since a former public housing project suffered severe storm damage more than 15 […]

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 […]