Greensburg Business Incentives

The Greensburg Community Development Corporation, the City of Greensburg, and our development partners offer incentive programs to recruit new business and redevelop properties within downtown Greensburg. To be eligible, projects must fall within the boundaries defined for the program and meet specific criteria.

Facade Improvement Grant Program

 

Through state and local funding, the Greensburg Community Development Corporation has implemented the Façade Improvement Grant Program. This program provides matching grants to eligible commercial property commercial property owners and business owners for façade, storefront, and sign upgrades to support retail marketing, streetscape appearance, and building upgrade initatives. Approved projects may receive up to 50% of the total cost of façade renovations.

For more information, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please contact Ashley Kertes, Executive Director at 724-689-0040 or at GCDC@thinkgreensburg.com

City of Greensburg Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)

The goal of the City of Greensburg Kesystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) is to foster innovation and to create entrepreneurial opportunities within the boundaries of Greensburg’s KIZ. This program provides tax credits to for-profit companies less than eight years old operating within specific targeted industries within specific targeted industries within the boundaries of a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ). With a total pool of up to $15 million in tax credits available to KIZ companies annually, the KIZ tax credit program significantly contributes to the ability of young KIZ companies to transition through the stages of growth. 

Please contact Jim Smith, President of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland at 724-830-3604 or at j.smith@egcw.org to learn more about this program.

Greensburg Revitalization Fund (G-Fund) Grant Program

This grant program provides financial assistance eligible property owners/ developers, with priority given to projects that result in significant community and economic development impacts. The G-Fund is designed to support a wide variety of commercial building enhancements and stabilization initiatives completed by private property owners. 

Eligible improvements under this program must be investments that result in significant community and economic development impacts including, but not limited to:

  • Private investment leverage;
  • Property value increases;
  • Tax generation;
  • Job creation/retention;
  • Historic preservation;
  • Green building

The Greensburg Community Development Corporation secures funding for the G-Fund Grant Program through its current fiscal budget upon collection of payments from Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance program participants.

For more information, including program guidelines, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please contact Ashley Kertes, Executive Director at 724-689-0040 or at GCDC@thinkgreensburg.com

City of Greensburg Business Soft Cost Grant Program

The purpose of the Business Soft Cost Grant Program is to strengthen the City’s business base and stimulate growth by providing incentives to qualifying new or expanding businesses. Grant funds are available to reimburse all or part of the soft costs associated with opening or expanding a business in the City of Greensburg. 

Eligible projects are soft costs directly associated with with the opening or expanding of a business, including, but not limited to:

  • Architectural Fees;
  • Survey and/or Soil Scientist Fees;
  • Engineering Fees;
  • Legal Fees (specific to planning or zoning fees);
  • Design Profession Fees; and,
  • Consultant Fees as pre-approved by the Mayor and Council (deemed specific due to business operations)

This program is administered by the City of Greensburg, not by the GCDC. To learn more about the City of Greensburg Business Soft Cost Grant Program please contact:

City Administrator’s Office
416 S. Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-838-4324
administration@greensburgpa.org

Other Assistance Programs

Businesses may be eligible for other state or federal assistance programs. The GCDC can help you identify the program suitable for your project.