Business & Economic Development
All types of companies, large and small, have found the premier regional destination to work, and play, Greene County, PA. Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc. (GCID) and Greene County Alliance for Development (GAD) welcomes you to discover the same thing!
For the past 50 years, Greene County Industrial Developments, Inc. has played a key role in the economic development of Greene County. We are proud of our county and its history. For decades we have been blending a pro-business attitude and a low-cost of doing business with a rich history, abundant natural resources, recreation, beautiful scenery, educational opportunities and countless financial incentives. This unique combination creates an unsurpassed quality of life.
The Nathanael Greene Community Development Corporation (NGCDC), based in Greensboro, PA, is a nonprofit organization that works with regional groups to cultivate the community’s preservation of history and culture. The Corporation’s focus is to identify and resolve pressing community issues, as well as making measurable changes within the community through partnerships with schools, government agencies, voluntary and neighborhood associations, businesses, financial institutions, community development corporations, faith organizations, etc.
NGCDC supports the idea that many rural communities have the ability to become self-sustaining in the “new economy” presented by the internet. Through this medium many individual, organizations and businesses can exchange ideas, services and even products without forsaking the quality of life rural America offers.
Annually, the NGCDC hosts the Art Blast on the Mon on Saturday during Labor Day Weekend in Greensboro and the Holiday Craft Blast on the second Sunday in December at the Greene County Fairgrounds.
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area encompasses eight counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania and offers different tours and attractions. One of the tours is the Carrie Blast Furnaces complex which is located in Rankin, PA.
A tour of the Carrie will show you the process of how they produced steel, the new technology they had when they opened, and the size of the facility will be highlighted. Tickets for the tour should be purchased in advance. Other tours of the site include Carrie Furnaces Arts and Ground Tour and the Carrie Furnaces Iron Garden Walk Tour.
There are five journeys that you can go on. The Big Steel, Mountains of Fire, Fueling a Revolution, Mosaic of Industry and Thunder of Protest Journey. These five different journeys let you explore towns like Homestead, Duquesne, Braddock and many other historic towns in the region.
For more information about the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area visit www.riversofsteel.com or call (412) 464-4020.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) works with businesses of all sizes and at all stages, whether just starting out or expanding a successful enterprise. Its resources include workshops and no cost consulting services which help establish and grow small businesses.
No matter what the business, SBDC’s highly-skilled consulting team has experience in every industry and every stage of business. They can provide expert advice in a number of areas, including business plan development, financial analysis, pre-venture planning, marketing, business regulations and licenses, franchising, human resource management, loan assistance and operational planning.
SBDC consulting arrangements are strictly confidential and are provided at no charge.
The mission of Waynesburg Prosperous & Beautiful represents a community endeavor to preserve, and revitalize our historic downtown area as we cultivate a heightened public awareness of the educational, cultural and historical opportunities and convenience in shopping associated with visiting the Waynesburg Main Street area.