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 […]

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.

City Brewery Expands Its RIDC Westmoreland Operations

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli,, 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 […]

PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike, RIDC of Southwestern PA to Collaborate on State-of-the-Art Safety, Training and Research Facility

 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian announced that the department, the Pa. Turnpike Commission, and the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) of Southwestern PA are partnering on site planning and design for the Pennsylvania Safety, Transportation and Research Track, or PennSTART – a state-of-the-art facility envisioned to benefit emergency responders, transportation technology companies, […]

Finish Robotics Robot Paints 115,000 sq.ft. at RIDC Westmoreland

RIDC is more than just a commercial real estate developer and landlord—we’re pilot customers, too, and help early-stage companies with product validation and user feedback. Finish Robotics, a Carnegie Mellon spinoff that’s developed autonomous robots to paint tall buildings and handle other finish level tasks with the aim of addressing the construction industry’s growing shortage of […]

Public Hearing on Highly Automated Vehicles Legislation at RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center

Throwback Thursday: We were pleased to host the PA House Transportation Committee’s public hearing at RIDC Westmoreland in Westmoreland County Community College’s Advanced Technology Center last month regarding legislation that would authorize Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs) testing. The committee members heard from several stakeholders and enjoyed a tour of the RIDC Westmoreland campus including a […]

City Brewery Expands Its Operations to RIDC Westmoreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Desiree Niccoli,, 412-535-5701 CITY BREWERY EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS TO RIDC WESTMORELAND East Huntingdon Township, PA—January 10, 2022—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that City Brewery has signed a 5-year lease for 255,584 square feet of space in RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center for warehousing and distribution operations. […]

Intervala Celebrates Opening of New Westmoreland Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MEDIA CONTACT: Desiree Niccoli,, 412-535-5701 FOR INTERVALA: Colleen Clements,, 314-422-0111   INTERVALA CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW WESTMORELAND FACILITY Intervala Ribbon Cutting pictured from left to right: Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President; Teresa Huber, Intervala President and CEO; Nate Nevala, District Chief of Staff of U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler; Dennis […]

Intervala Signs Long-Term Lease at RIDC Westmoreland

“Companies like Intervala are drivers of our region’s economic future,” said Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President. “We want to do everything we can to support their needs and see ourselves as partners in our tenants’ success and growth.” Press release can be read in full at Intervala’s website.

RIDC Receives $2.25M PIDA Loan to Renovate RIDC Westmoreland

RIDC was approved for a 15-year, $2.25 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan to renovate RIDC Westmoreland (formerly a Sony facility) and assist Intervala’s expansion from 136,500 square feet to approximately 220,000 square feet. Intervala is a full-service manufacturer of complex, high-performance printed circuit board assemblies, electromechanical systems, and cable and harness assemblies. Currently, […]

WPXI’s ON THIS DAY: July 14, 1988, Last Volkswagen Built at Westmoreland County Factory

“The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority took over the plant and then turned the property over to RIDC, which manages it today. RIDC has successfully leased out portions of the plant to different companies, totaling about 1,000 employees, along with the Advanced Technology Center of the Westmoreland County Community College.” Article by Matt Simmons, WXPI.

Improvements continue at Westmoreland

Roofing replacement project continues as new construction prepares RIDC Westmoreland for Siemens The Westmoreland roofing project continues to make headway as an anticipated 65% of the total roof will be replaced by September 30, 2017.  1,306,387 SF of 1,999,106 SF total roof will have been restored since RIDC took over the project in March 2012. […]

Siemens Corporation Invests at RIDC Westmoreland

Siemens signs with RIDC in Westmoreland East Huntingdon Township, PA June 21, 2017 The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) is pleased to announce a new long-term lease by the Siemens Corporation.  The Siemens Energy division of Siemens Corporation will locate in over 230,000 square feet of existing space in the 2 million […]

RIDC completes another transformation in RIDC Westmoreland

In the summer RIDC announced the signing of our 3rd major manufacturing tenant in RIDC Westmoreland, which was the former Volkswagen and former Sony complex.  Before the holidays, I had the chance to visit the space that Cenveo is now occupying.    In just a few months, RIDC worked with the new tenant on design, […]