Greene County Industrial Development Authority (GCIDA), Department of Finance and Administration for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

Office of Economic Development

49 South Washington Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Greene County Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
Department Finance & Administration for Greene County, Pennsylvania

Public Contact Person: Crystal Simmons, IDA Director

Fort Jackson Hotel Building
49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-627-9259 / Fax: 724-627-6569
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

Equal Opportunity Provider:
Our Greene County Industrial Authority (GCIDA) is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD).

The GCIDA office offers grant writing, business plan development and training programs for Greene County businesses. The authority currently has two industrial parks up and running and is currently in development stages with two other parks along Interstate 79. Through the IDA, Greene County has 600 acres of tax-free land available for development through 2010. This tax-exempt land is part of the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) program.

GCIDA Partnership:
To promote economic growth in Greene County, a dynamic public and private venture was formed to provide a business-driven, customer focused approach to economic development. The Greene County Industrial Development Authority (GCIDA) has actively partnered with the Greene County Board of Commissioners to foster economic growth in the county. The authority works with U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy and PA State Representative Pam Snyder as well as their development partners including Waynesburg University, the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence, Horizon Properties, Greene County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), and the Regional Industrial Development Corporation to further expand business opportunities at both the EverGreene Technology Park and the Meadow Ridge Business Park in Perry Township.

GCIDA Board and Partners:
Click here for board members and meeting dates listing. And to read more about our development partners >> click here.

GCIDA Revolving Loan Fund:
The revolving Loan Fund was established to provide seed money to promote job development and business growth and expansion within Greene County. Providing the following:
  • Assistance with site locations
  • Customized work force training and development
  • Techical assistance and tax incentives
FEES: There is a $15 credit application fee plus all applicable documentation and filing fees.

INELIBIGLE USES: As with all loans involving government monies, certain uses are not allowed, including:
  • Speculative ventures
  • Adult entertainment
  • Gaming operations
  • Check cashing outlets or pawnshops
  • Real-estate Speculation/Investor
  • Funds cannot be used for paying off previous debts, or for loan consolidation
  • All loans subject to final approval of the loan committee and the GCIDA Board of Directors
  • Manufacturing and industrial firms, advanced technology, computer related industries, retail, personal and professional services and export services are eligible candidates.
  • Applicants must be classified as a small business with fewer than 100 full-time employees.
  • Eligible companies must be located in Greene County prior to loan disbursement.
  • Loans are made in conjunction with private sector lending sources and must be secured at the highest position based on available assets. In addition, corporate and personal guarantees are required.
  • Terms of loans include real estate repayment up to 10 years, machinery and euqipment tup to 7 years and 3 years for working capital.
  • Interest rate contingent upon Loan Committee review and recommendation to the GCIDA Board of Directors.

State and Federal Links

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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