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May 09, 2024 - Hempfield Township, PA

Governor Shapiro Announces $2.5 Million PA SITES Investment in Westmoreland County to Attract Business and Jobs to Western Pennsylvania

Governor Josh Shapiro and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger announced $2.5 million in grant funding through the PA SITES (Pennsylvania Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites) pilot program for the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) to make public infrastructure improvements at the site of a former industrial plant that will be developed into a new, 217-acre industrial park in Hempfield Township.

The Westmoreland County IDC applied on behalf of developer Adam Eidemiller, Inc., which has put forward nearly $27 million of their own funding for the site development project. Commonwealth funding will grade, remediate, and install public infrastructure - like utility hookups and highway improvements - to support the future development of 800,0000 to 1,000,000 square feet of industrial, warehouse, and distribution space.

These funds are part of the larger $10.6 million in new funding announced by the Governor yesterday in Allentown to help sites across the Commonwealth become "shovel ready" in order to attract more businesses and create more good-paying jobs across the Commonwealth.

List of Speakers:
Commissioners Chew and Kopas
Governor Josh Shapiro
Jason Rigone
Matt Smith
Secretary Rick Siger
Lou Battistella