At Penn-Northwest Development Corporation (PNDC), our business is to ensure your business succeeds. We specialize in business development in Northwest Pennsylvania. If you’re looking to expand your business or start a new one, we’re the strategic partner you’ve been looking for. We have the knowledge and financial tools – including loans, grants, credits and abatements – to help you Make it in! Mercer County.
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 being established in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit, economic development corporation, PNDC has participated in more than 400 development, expansion, retention and community projects – resulting in the creation of nearly 10,000 new jobs and the retention of over 15,000 jobs. The last 30 years of economic and community development activity has resulted in over $1 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