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Office of Economic Development

49 South Washington Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370

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Department of Economic Development for Greene County

Robbie Matesic, Executive Director of Economic Development
Contact: Mary Jane Kent, Economic Development Program Support

49 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5300 / Fax: 724-852-5319
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

The Department of Economic Development (GCDED) serves as the administrative body for the Greene County Planning Commission, Greene County Tax Abatement Program, Solid Waste & Recycling Office, Geographic Information System (GIS), and grant services.

Umbrella Offices:
Economic Development Office
Planning Commission

Partnership Agencies:
Redevelopment Authority of Greene County
Greene County Industrial Development Authority
Greene Alliance for Developments . . .
  (Greene County Industrial Dev, Inc.)

Economic/Environmental Generalities:
Location & Travel Venues
Transportation Network
Natural Resources
Land Use Controls & Planning
Oil & Gas Well Information

Economic Development Plans & Policies:
Greene County Comprehensive Plan
Recreation & Pa Greenways Plan
Southeast Greene Cooperative Communities
Affordable Senior Rental Housing
Tax Credit Housing Study
Housing Needs Assessment
JM Regional Council of Governments
Tax Abatement Program

Solid Waste & Recycling
Recycling Centers
GIS Mapping & Aerial Imaging

Universal Construction Codes (UCC)
SW PA Keystone Opportunity Zones
Municipal Solid Waste Mgmt Plan (11 mg)

Development Projects:
Starting a Business in Greene County
Airport Development Plans
Multi-Municipal Planning & Zoning
Recreational Planning

Public Announcements:
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Refunds Announcements:
    • Refund Procedures (2014)
    • Underwriting Guidelines (2014)
Department Overview:
This site provides a summary of the various programs and initiatives in the Office of Economic Development and links to related economic development programs and services available through Greene County.

The mission of the Department of Economic Development is to provide the appropriate services and develop the leadership necessary to assure that all of Greene County is planning for the future. Also, the office coordinates services related to economic planning and development activities in Greene County in such a manner that consumers will:
  • have available to them support services and technical assistance that is offered in a respectful and cooperative manner
  • be able to obtain all the information and assistance they require
  • have access to opportunities that will assist them to be good stewards
It attempts to accomplish this mission by making sure that developers have the resources and information necessary to make meaningful investments in Greene County.
Why Greene County Works:
As part of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Greene County is considered the “Cornerstone of the Keystone State.” The county offers a rural lifestyle with all of the advantages of a more urban setting. Located just an hour south of the Greater Pittsburgh area, Greene County provides residents with small-town or country living complete with entertainment opportunities, cultural activities, sporting events and urban amenities available just a short drive from home.

Within a 500-mile radius, Greene County provides overnight access to a population of more than 125 million people or roughly 60 percent of the U.S. population. Greene County is centrally located 20 miles between I-70 North and I-68 South via I-79. The county is home to the Greene County Airport and also offers convenient access to the Washington and Fayette County Airports, as well as being an hour south of Pittsburgh International Airport, providing for easy transportation of products from just about anywhere in the county. The Monongahela River also runs through Greene County, making the county a premier location to live and do business. Recreationally, Greene County offers quick access to state parks, lakes, rivers, skiing, hiking and diverse neighborhoods with strong family communities.

Greene County has a well-trained workforce with strong work ethics supported by state-sponsored training programs. The county government is operated by a well-educated and skilled workforce that performs efficiently for the benefit of the residents of Greene County. For a number of years, Greene County has led the state of Pennsylvania in coal production, and local mines continue each year to produce coal at record levels. CONSOL Energy's Bailey and Enlow Fork mines have been the first and second top-producing underground mines in the nation since 1993. Foundation Coal Company is setting record production levels at its Emerald and Cumberland mines. As barges and train cars carry the area's coal to every corner of the country, the annual Coal Show and Festival reminds residents that mining is more than mere history and that not all miners are retired.

The industrial division of Greene County includes Paisley Industrial Park in Carmichaels and EverGreene Technology Park in Waynesburg; Waynesburg University and a satellite facility for Westmoreland County Community College; and the Greene County Career & Technology Center for area high school students.

Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg offers advanced technology for medical procedures, an ExpressCare unit, a rehabilitation facility and specialty services, such as joint replacement, pain management, advanced computerized Tomography, non-invasive angiograms and more.

The county is home to numerous financial institutions, offering various banking services, and tourism attractions, historical museums, a genealogical society and annual events, such as the nationally recognized Rain Day.
Office Staff: (listed alphabetically by last name)

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