– Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) today announced the approval of more than $3 million to support economic development and community projects in central Westmoreland County.
“The funding announced today marks an investment in our communities that will strengthen our area’s economy and create jobs,” Nelson said. “Overall, this makes our region an even more viable place to live, work and raise a family.”
The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). It is administered by the Office of the Budget for regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. They are intended to enhance job creation and economic development.
In Hempfield Township, the Hempfield Office Park Phase II will receive more than $1.1 million to develop roughly 110 acres to include road work, storm water management and the installation of utility lines. The completed project will consist of market pad sites available to office, technology and health care businesses.
Additionally, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill in Greensburg will receive $2 million to construct a Health Sciences Center. The new facility will include lecture halls, laboratories, a resource center and faculty offices.
“These projects are precisely the intent of RACP funding,” said Nelson. “At a time when our region’s economy needs a boost, I am happy to see these long-term investments come to our area.”
The 57th Legislative District includes the following Westmoreland County communities: the city of Greensburg; the townships of Hempfield (part) and Salem; and the boroughs of Delmont, Hunker, New Stanton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg and Youngwood