Westmoreland County is an excellent location for businesses of all sizes and industries. A favorable tax rate, affordable utilities, easy access to major highways, airports, railroads and waterway systems, and being in close proximity to major cities are just a few of the reasons this area is an ideal place to run a business.
The service industry is the county’s largest field and encompasses health care, social services, public utilities, education, and legal services. The second largest field is manufacturing, however, banking, retail, travel and tourism, construction, telecommunications, and local government also employs a great deal of the county’s residents.
A few of the county’s largest businesses include Excela Health System, United Parcel Service, Elliott Turbomachinery Company, Supervalu, Inc., Westinghouse Electric, Timken Latrobe Steel, Kennametal, Alcoa Technical Center, ABB Inc., Leedsworld Inc., Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Respironics Corporation, Inc., and First Energy.
The Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to facilitate, maintain and advance an environment conducive to the economic well being and superior quality of life for Westmoreland County through leadership, growth and vision. The Chamber, which currently represents nearly 1,000 member businesses totaling approximately 20,000 individuals, provides a number of programs and activities for members to connect with other area professionals, build relationships and grow business. Scheduled activities include networking events, educational seminars, advertising opportunities and more. ChamberChoice, a group health care service provider, offers members options in health care insurance, energy buying, business insurance and a number of other supporting employee benefits and group purchasing arrangements.