ABOUT OUR GCIDA PARTNERSHIP
- Greene County Board of County Commissioners are elected to serve for a term of four years. During this time the Commissioners are responsible for the fiscal affairs of Greene County including the annual budget, levying of real estate taxes and the investment of county funds.
Persons are appointed to serve on a number of Boards of Directors such as the Assessment, Elections, Planning Commission, Human Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Emergency Planning and the Fair Board, by the Commissioners each year. The Commissioners serve on the following boards directly related to County government: Retirement, Salary, Prison, and Sinking Fund. Likewise Commissioners have seats on other boards which impact Greene County including, but not limited to Southwest Pennsylvania Commission, Southwest Regional Medical Center, Tourism Promotion, Conservation District, and Greene County Chamber of Commerce.
Through the organizational structure of Greene County the Commissioners approve the employment of the county staff. Daily operations of county government are administrated via four primary departments: Chief Clerk/Administrator, Solicitor, Human Resources, Human Services, and Economic Development. Each of these departments manages a number of other departments/offices which provide direct services to the residents of Greene County.
- Waynesburg University a private, comprehensive Christian university offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a contemporary campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three adult centers located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
- University of Pittsburgh Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence Southwestern Pennsylvania entrepreneurs turn to the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz School of Business Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) for the knowledge and advice their business needs at every step of the business life cycle. The IEE provides educational and consulting services to the business community and molds the research power of the University of Pittsburgh into an energizing force championing innovation.
- Evergreene Technology Park in Greene County developed by Horizon Properties -- has what it takes! Just ask the United States Air Force who has awarded RJ Lee Group, Inc. $4.25 million in funding to analyze jet engine wear at a new facility to be located at EverGreene. Other Corporations will look to EverGreene to provide a secure environment outside the vulnerability of major city targets and power grids to house their most critical data and information. Primary and secondary sonet fiber networks link the Pittsburgh Super Computing Center and regional universities including the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University to the World and EverGreene in a nanosecond.
Evergreene Technology Park consists of 248 acres in the beautiful Greene County countryside approximately 45 minutes south of Pittsburgh off of Interstate 79 at Waynesburg and adjacent the Greene County Regional Airport. Fourteen (15) development parcels from 5.6 acres to 13.4 acres will be prepared by the Greene County Industrial Authority for development by Horizon Properties, one of the regions most respected developers. The Horizon Properties development team will offer design build services to quickly and economically develop buildings for lease or ownership by interested companies. And it only gets better……EverGreene is a Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) that provides a tax free operation until 2010. That’s right, NO TAXES until 2010 including for both property and business taxes.
The Greene County IDA has also developed additional incentives, low interest loan packages and grants to promote job creation at EverGreene. In addition to the RJ Lee Building, Horizon Properties will develop two other buildings for lease as part of EverGreene’s Phase One.
- Greene County Industrial Development Corporation (GCIDC): your bridge to the future ... Since 1957, GCIDC has played a major role in the economic development of Greene County.
Developer of both EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg and Paisley Business Park in Carmichaels, GCIDC has also helped develop and finance dozens of projects countywide as the certified agency for Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loans.
Additionally, GCIDC coordinates the Keystone Opportunity Zone and Keystone Innovation Zone programs developed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania throughout Greene County.
- Horizon Properties, LLC is a uniquely experienced, full-service real estate development company capable of charting a project from conception through completion while satisfying the most demanding project requirements.
- Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) established in 1955 to foster new employment opportunities for business and industry and to diversify the regional economy of southwestern Pennsylvania. A private, non-profit organization that focuses on a dynamic, regional approach to economic development.
Efforts are particularly directed towards advanced manufacturing, robotics, research and development, assembly, distribution, and office related uses. To aid in this approach, our professional team works closely with businesses and entrepreneurs within and outside the region.
Our team is comprised of individuals with expertise in financial and property management, construction, design and engineering, as well as support and administration. Our team and our services are designed to aid and accommodate the needs of today's fast-paced businesses and business leaders.
Regional coordination and strategic planning are the cornerstones of a proven approach to economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania, and underscore all facets of the RIDC program.