Community Profile

Location

Strategically positioned in western Pennsylvania midway between Pittsburgh, Erie, Chicago and New York City at the junction of Interstates 79, 80 & 376, Mercer offers Mercer County businesses unique location advantages for business and industrial development and is indeed a great place to visit, live, work and invest. 

Quality of Life

Outdoor recreational opportunities are plentiful in the area including hunting, fishing, biking, boating and numerous parks. A one-hour drive to Pittsburgh and Cleveland further affords residents and businesses alike access to major league sporting events, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Small town living with an ease of access to major metropolitan areas, Mercer County truly offers the best of both worlds.

Community Statistics

Population: 116,638
Median Age: 42.8 years
Under 18 Years: 21.6%
Age 65 and Over: 18.5%
Median Family Income: $54,160
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 23.5%
High School Degree or Higher: 82.3%

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Economic Centers Population

Greenville Area: 27,597
Grove City Area: 15,718
Lakeview Area: 8,610
Mercer Area: 16,810
Shenango Valley: 47,903

(Including the cities of Sharon, Farrell and Hermitage)

Regional Utilities

Aqua America
Peoples Gas
National Fuel Gas
Penn Power (A First Energy Co.) 
Verizon
Spectrum Reach
Windstream
Armstrong
Pymatuning Telephone

Transportation

Interstate Highways
Junction I-79, I-80 and I-376
I-79 Exits: 113, 116, 121 and 130
I-80 Exits: 4, 15 and 24
I-376 Exits: 1 and 2

Commercial Air

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Erie International Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport
Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport
Venango Regional Airport

Rail

CN Railway/Bessemer & Lake Erie
Norfolk & Southern

Port

One hour from Erie, PA
Within a day’s drive of ports in NY and VA

 

 

Top 10 Employers (2nd Quarter 2017)

General Electric Co.
Sharon Regional Health System
State Government
UPMC Horizon
Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania
George Junior Republic Inc.
NLMK Pennsylvania
John Maneely Co.
Grove City College

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Financial Institutions

Citizens Bank
First National Bank of PA
Greenville Savings Bank
Huntington Bank
Mercer County State Bank
NexTier
PNC Bank

 

Education/Training, Employer Recruitment

12 Secondary School Systems
5 Parochial Schools
4 Career and Training Centers

Colleges & Universities

Butler County Community College
Grove City College
Penn State Shenango
Slippery Rock University
Thiel College
Westminster College
Youngstown State University

Labor Characteristics

 

Penn-Northwest Development Corporation
39 Chestnut Avenue
Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146
Phone: 724-662-3705
Fax: 724-662-0283
Email: info@penn-northwest.com