Our Story

At Penn-Northwest Development Corporation (PNDC), our business is to ensure your business succeeds! If you are looking to expand your business or start a new one, we are the strategic partner you have been looking for. We have the knowledge and financial tools, including loans, grants, credits and abatements, to help you Make it in! Mercer County.

PNDC was established in 1985 as a 501 (c)(3) private, non-profit, economic development corporation. Our mission is to attract new business and industrial investment, provide outreach and retention services to support the retention and expansion of value added business and industry, and provide coordination and support services for economic development in the Mercer County, PA region.

Since we started, PNDC has participated in more than 500 Development, Expansion, Retention and Community projects, impacting over 25,000 jobs. The last 30 years of Economic and Community Development activity has resulted in over $1.3 billion in public/private investment in the county.

PNDC’s Professional Industrial Plant Expansion, Relocation and Start-up Services Include:

  • Business Assistance and Financing Programs
  • Confidential Project Assessment and Financial Packaging
  • Site/Facility Searches
  • Industrial Outreach Services
  • Training and Technology Assistance
  • Development Coordination
  • Workforce Assessments
  • Entrepreneurial Assistance in Coordination with Gannon SBDC
  • Manufacturing Efficiency Resources through Northwest IRC
  • Mercer County Industrial Development Authority financing program

Call the Improvement Movement Team of PNDC today to let us find the perfect site for you and develop a model that fits your budget! 724-662-3705