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Indiana County, Pennsylvania

The Center for Economic Operations

Established in 1994, the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations (CEO) is a county-wide public-private partnership serving Indiana County, Pennsylvania, and dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of the county's business community.

Through this cooperative initiative, the CEO provides access to information, resources, and the delivery of integrated programs and services to assist businesses in their efforts to grow and expand.  When our businesses grow, our communities flourish, and as a result our people prosper!  This website is designed to connect users to the information and resources they need to be successful.

The CEO spearheads cooperative initiatives to help businesses grow and to fuel economic achievement in a variety of ways.

What we do:

  • provide information about business services and direct assistance
  • coordinate access to these services
  • coordinate direct assistance that help existing businesses grow and new businesses to relocate in Indiana County.
  • build community support for major economic development initiatives
  • advance projects that strengthen the overall business climate and economic vitality of the area.
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Featured Properties

4043 Route 286 W.
Premier business park currently under development and ready for occupancy. Prime development lots from 5 to 25 acres in size. Located at ...
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Intersection of U.S. Route 119 North and Luciusboro Road
Plans for underground public utilities and access roads are scheduled for Summer/Fall 2012. Site located in a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone.
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Indiana County Commissioners

The Indiana County Commissioners oversee the financial, administrative, and public affairs of the county. Part of that oversight involves ensuring that our economic development program is strategically structured... Learn More

Indiana County Development Corporation

The Indiana County Development Corporation (ICDC) is a private, non-profit, industrial development corporation that serves as the lead agency for industrial expansion in the County. Formed in 1961, the ICDC has long been active in the development of business park and multi-tenant office buildings... Learn More

Indiana County Tourist Bureau

The Indiana County Tourist Bureau is an organization dedicated to showcasing the vitality and quality of life that Indiana County has to offer. We provide visitors and local residents alike with information and resources about the many attractions in the County... Learn More

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a vibrant, comprehensive, research-based, teaching-focused, student-centered learning community that combines the opportunities of a big university with the highly personalized and intimate learning-centered environment of a small college… Learn More

Indiana County Chamber of Commerce

The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce is a local membership organization made up of business men and women to promote the area’s commercial interests... Learn More

News & Events
30 October 2014
Indiana County Projects Receive State Grants Totaling $3,424,406
This week PENNDOT awarded $ 3,424,406 in state Multimodal Transportation Funding grants for projects in Indiana County, according to Senator Don White ... Read More
30 October 2014
S&T Bancorp to acquire central Pennsylvania-based bank in $115M deal
S&T Bancorp Inc., the holding company of one of the biggest banks in western Pennsylvania, will acquire Integrity Bancshares in a $155 million deal ... Read More
27 October 2014
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award recipient John Esposito, president and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, a native of ... Read More
27 October 2014
Veterans Apply for Free to IUP at Northpointe
The IUP at Northpointe campus is covering the application fee for veterans wishing to start college. Read More
26 October 2014
Randall Reps Visit Shanghai
Representatives from Randall Industries LLC, a Pittsburgh-based company with chemical manufacturing facilities in Cherry Tree Read More
22 October 2014
Shale Exchange Workshop to Kick Off in Pittsburgh
The first ever Shale Exchange workshop will kickoff in Pittsburgh, PA at the CONSOL Energy Center, at the end of this month from October 29-31, 2014. Read More
17 October 2014
Chamber's Membership Luncheon Meeting - December 5
Pittsburgh Foundation President Max King to Speak at Chamber Luncheon Dec. 5 Read More
16 October 2014
ICTB Annual Recognition Dinner
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau held its annual tourism dinner Wednesday at Luigi’s Ristorante in Clymer Read More
16 October 2014
Indiana County Couple's Store Supplies Safety To Gas, Oil Industry
James A. Lipsie Jr. grew up where pickup trucks are a prerequisite and career choices include mining coal, farming or working in the oil and gas ... Read More
16 October 2014
Maloney Honored By IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Mrs. Nancy Maloney was recognized as an outstanding entrepreneur by the IUP Center for Family Business Read More
29 September 2014
Energy Industry Continues to Grow in Pennsylvania
T. Boone Pickens, CEO of B.P. Capital and a huge proponent of ending the U.S.’s dependence on foreign energy, travelled to Pittsburgh recently for the ... Read More
20 September 2014
PA DCED Secretary Alan C. Walker Visits Creps United Publications
On Friday September 19, Secretary Walker and his DCED team Read More
19 September 2014
PA DCED Secretary Alan C. Walker Is Coming To Indiana County
In recent days, Governor Tom Corbett’s administration – led by Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Secretary C. Alan Walker Read More
16 September 2014
WEDnetPA Funds Available
Funds are available for WEDnetPA grants for essential skills and advanced technology training. Read More
15 September 2014
Residents Encouraged to Attend Upcoming Community Design Workshop
Community planners from Indiana Borough, White Township, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana County Office of Planning & Development have ... Read More
11 September 2014
IUP Holds 9/11 Memorial Service
This morning, IUP held a memorial service to honor the victims and servicemen who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks 13 years ago ... Read More
08 September 2014
Planning continues for the creation of the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center and the STEM Institute for Future Innovators, to be located at ... Read More
03 September 2014
IUP to hold "Core Four for Business Owners" Course This Fall
The IUP Small Business Development Center and the IUP Center for Family Business is teaming up to host a new series this fall, “Core Four for Business ... Read More
03 September 2014
JOBS1st Event Coming to Pittsburgh
The Southwest Pennsylvania Region is seeing a lot of economic and community development activity coming up this fall. Read More
03 September 2014
Grants To Fund Natural Gas Vehicles
The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for funding Read More
03 September 2014
High Demand for Truck Drivers in Western Pennsylvania
While the need for truck drivers is an issue facing the entire nation, it hits even closer to home in Western Pennsylvania, with the need growing in ... Read More
28 August 2014
Windy Ridge - The Water's On!
Officials gathered today for a ribbon-cutting at the new 700,000-gallon water tank Read More
26 August 2014
Indiana mSA's Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.4%
The July seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) increased Read More
22 August 2014
Kaplet Selected As Presenter At Shale Insight 2014
KAPLET Technology Solutions in Indiana, Pa., has been selected Read More
21 August 2014
GreatStay Hospitality Partners, LLC, a new Pittsburgh-based hospitality company, has purchased Read More
20 August 2014
State Transportation Commission Releases Twelve-Year Plan
The State Transportation Commission recently released an updated 12-year plan Read More
30 July 2014
Unemployment Rate Falls
After a slight increase in May, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has gone down by half-a-percentage point. Read More
29 July 2014
Marcellus Shale companies look to hire 2K employees this year
Marcellus Shale Coalition member companies expect to hire more than 2,000 people Read More
29 July 2014
Pennsylvania Commission for Women and NAWBO PA Announce Business Plan Competition for Women Business
The Pennsylvania Commission for Women Read More
28 July 2014
Senator Bob Casey Jr. has written a letter to federal Education Secretary Arne Duncan seeking assurances that a potential sale of Wyotech will protect ... Read More
25 July 2014
Governor's Awards For The Arts Announced
First Lady Susan Corbett yesterday announced the recipients of the prestigious Governor’s Awards for the Arts Read More
25 July 2014
Development To Continue At Windy Ridge
Development to continue at Windy Ridge Read More
23 July 2014
1st Commonwealth Profits Zoom In 2nd Quarter
First Commonwealth Profits Zoom In Second Quarter Read More
22 July 2014
Halliburton signals North America demand recovery after two years
Halliburton signals North America demand recovery after two years Read More
17 July 2014
15 July 2014
KCAC Named Third Best Mid-Atlantic Venue
INDIANA, PA - (July 14, 2014) The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex located on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Read More
12 July 2014
Indiana Hosts Pittsburgh Business Leaders
The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, in concert with the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations, hosted the Pittsburgh Business Times ... Read More
23 June 2014
Free Course on Additive Manufacturing for Business Leaders
Deloitte University Press is offering a FREE course on additive manufacturing for business leaders. Read More
20 June 2014
S&T Bank Announces Appointment Of New Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer
S&T Bank (NASDAQ STBA) a full-service financial institution with branch locations in 12 counties, announced today the appointment Read More
12 June 2014
Holiday Inn Sold To Pittsburgh-Based Group
A new hotel ownership group has launched with a Pittsburgh presence and a new portfolio of four Holiday Inns in the region totaling more than 600 ... Read More
11 June 2014
Indiana County's Population On The Rise - Study Says
The population of Indiana County has been declining steadily since the 1980 census, but a study commissioned by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania ... Read More
10 June 2014
S&T Bancorp to debut smaller, tech-intensive branch
S&T Bancorp is building its version of the branch of the future near its headquarters in Indiana, Pa., about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh Read More
11 June 2014
Saltsburg is Designated “Trail Town”
Saltsburg Borough has been formally designated as a “Trail Town” by the Trail Town Program®, which is an economic development and community ... Read More
10 June 2014
Falcon Drilling tackles shale sites with mid-sized equipment Read more:
Executives at the big, publicly traded energy companies exploring the Marcellus and Utica shales like to tell investors they're drilling gas wells ... Read More
09 June 2014
ICTB Votes To Support Challenger Learning Center
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau recently voted to assist in the funding campaign for the Central Allegheny Challenger Learning Center. Read More
09 June 2014
FASE Dream, Design, Build camp will be held at ICTC
FASE Dream, Design, Build camp will be held at Indiana County Technical Center Read More
08 June 2014
ESL opens facility in Ohio
Environmental Service Laboratories Inc. has opened a satellite location in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Read More
06 June 2014
Creps Dedication Today
Creps United Publications dedication today Read More
03 June 2014
Impact Fee Generates More Than $800,000 for Indiana County, Reed Says
As part of a continuing investment in communities across the state, Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) today detailed the more than $806,000 generated by Act ... Read More
30 May 2014
Historical Marker Dedicated At Wilson Hall
A very special dedication happened today on the IUP campus. Read More
29 May 2014
Chamber Hosts Senator Toomey
The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce hosted a discussion session with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey on Thursday, May 29 Read More
28 May 2014
The April seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Indiana Micropolitan Statistical Area (mSA) fell one-half of a percentage point to 5.3 ... Read More
23 May 2014
Manufacturers Meet Tech Students
The Indiana County Technology Center (ICTC) hosted members of the Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium (ICMC) on May 22nd for their monthly meeting ... Read More
22 May 2014
Corridors Of Opportunity: Indiana County
Join the Pittsburgh Business Times and its sponsors as they continue their event series highlighting the Pittsburgh region's most important growth ... Read More
19 May 2014
DCED Launches New Branding Campaign
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has launched a new branding initiative - Built to Advance. Read More
19 May 2014
Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley and PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch were in town yesterday at two ceremonies celebrating the kickoff for two major ... Read More
10 May 2014
IUP Graduation Day
IUP Graduation Day Read More
10 May 2014
Duquesne University’s Mylan School of Pharmacy Read More
06 May 2014
Gregg Receives PBT Diamond Award
Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce that Elizabeth Gregg Read More
24 April 2014
WCCC Names New President
Westmoreland Community College Names New President Read More
17 April 2014
Tourist Bureau Hires Executive Director
The Indiana County Tourist Bureau Hires a new Executive Director Read More
17 April 2014
IUP Graduate In Search Of Vaccines
The Spring 2014 edition of the IUP Magazine features an article on John Gilly, a 1979 IUP graduate that is currently engaged in innovative research at ... Read More
10 April 2014
NCDMM Announces MT2 Connect Winners
The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing ... Read More
07 April 2014
Tractor Supply Coming To Blairsville
Tractor Supply coming to Blairsville Read More
02 April 2014
Robindale Energy Receives Environmental Award
Governor Corbett Announces Environmental Excellence Award Winners Read More
02 April 2014
NCDMM Announces Its Sponsorship
NCDMM Announces Its Sponsorship of and Attendance at [MC]2 2014 Conference Read More
25 March 2014
PA Unemployment Rate Drops
The PA Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for February 2014. Pennsylvania's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ... Read More
25 March 2014
Scholarship Opportunity
The Indiana County Manufacturing Consortium will be awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship for post-secondary education in manufacturing-related careers to ... Read More
18 March 2014
1st Commonwealth Expanding Banking Opportunities Into Cleveland
First Commonwealth Financial Corp. plans to expand its corporate banking business into Ohio Read More
18 March 2014
Anngela Chapman Women In Business Award
Environmental Service Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce Read More
07 March 2014
Reduction Of DCED Loan Program Interest Rates
Governor Corbett announces reduction of DCED loan program interest rates Read More
06 March 2014
S&T Expanding Into State College
S&T Bancorp, a community bank serving the Pittsburgh region, has expanded into central Pennsylvania Read More
28 February 2014
Corridors of Opportunity Program Scheduled For July 10
The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations (CEO) and Chamber member EHS Support of ... Read More
26 February 2014
NCDMM Selects ATK as Research Partner
Blairsville, Pa. - February 24, 2014. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) is proud to announce that after a ... Read More